maanantai 8. maaliskuuta 2010
Depressive Silence - The Darkened Empires
Depressive Silence - The Darkened Empires demo II 1996
1) In Death's Sleep
2) To Die In Your Dreams
3) Black Visions
4) Journey To My Realms
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.