maanantai 8. maaliskuuta 2010

Depressive Silence - The Darkened Empires

Depressive Silence - The Darkened Empires demo II 1996
In Death's Sleep
2) To Die In Your Dreams
3) Black Visions
4) Journey To My Realms


Hollow Myths

This and the next one are requested by comrade Xexanoth, so thank him for getting me to dig these up.

More dark ambiance and again it is RAL of Mightiest, teaming up with B.S. and they deliver with Depressive Silence music that reminds me of early Die Verbannten Kinder Evas which is never a bad thing. This is their 2nd demo and I'm pretty sure it was released in early 1996 instead of 1995 as listed on Metal Archives, but then again M.A. describes them as atmospheric dark metal and that's utter horse manure. Sure, it's atmospheric and dark but metal? Hell no, even though this release does feature some distorted guitar on "Black Visions" and occasional vocals it is still pretty far from metal. Mostly good sound, there is some unfortunate tape wear audible on the first track but other than that it's ok.

This is a little frustrating post for me as I don't seem to find the tape covers, for some unknown reason they're not with the cassette in the case as they should be. I know I saw them among some old papers not too long ago but they skillfully evade me. This, obviously, means no cover scans enclosed, sorry. Have to settle with the M.A. image for now. I intend to find 'em and scan 'em and then repack and upload these tapes so for now only one link. However, this is recommendable stuff for all who enjoy these keyboard-projects, one of the better ones. And don't forget to check out this post.

UPDATE: I found the covers for this & demo III long ago but I've simply forgotten to update this, oops! Sorry about that. Can't be arsed to repack & up the whole shit so I just added a Mediafire link for the cover scan. - UPDATE II: Mediafire link has cover in it now. UPDATE III: F*ck Mediafire, Depositfiles link now, with the cover.

UPDATE (IV): Hollow Myths has re-released this demo too on CD, as of writing (late Feb'17) it is out of stock but should return shortly. Have a look, link added up there below download.

9 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Many thanks, Velkaarn! I might not own this, but it is still great too hear it. I heard this tape back in 2001, and im glad hearing it again.

Many thanks!

- Xexanoth.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You're welcome! Personally I find the demo III better of these two but this is good too.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Hearing the demo III for the first time, which i was extremely interested in it too, I must say, it was better. I also noticed their last release was in Vinyl, because I really wanted to hear "Lost In My dreams".


Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You know Xex, I think I used to have the vinyl on a cassette. If I happen to find it from that mess I'll let you know & rip it pronto.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Thank you very much Velkaarn! I absolutely adore those, especially demo III'96. I'm looking for contact to band members. Would you where to find them? Cause I suppose the adress given on the tape is some couple years old, hehe. Could you give me your email as well please?
Thanks in advance!!!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Oh, and yes - I'm dying to hear the vinyl rip!!!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Hails Triv,

thanks for your comments, I also enjoy the Demo III 1996 very much. Be sure to check out Gothmog posted elsewhere.

I don't know a direct contact to B.S. who was the main member here, but RAL who used to be a member is still active in Mightiest, you could try to ask from him? I think you can reach him via their MySpace:

I'd like to hear the vinyl myself too, I just need to find the tape. Or rip my 7" somewhere as I don't have a vinyl player. You can mail me at my hotmail, velkaarn at.

The Elder kirjoitti...

Great album, thanks for bringing more about this project.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@The Elder:

You're welcome and I trust you've heard the other releases too. Excellent stuff, almost all of it!