tiistai 13. huhtikuuta 2010
The Marble Icon - Queen Dowager demo 1995
The Marble Icon - Queen Dowager demo I 1995
1) Queen Dowager
2) A Tearful Sky
3) The Ending
4) The Marble Icon
I promised to upload this demo already weeks if not months ago to one of the readers, sorry about the delay but I had to dig up the cassette again as I hadn't a decent scan and the old rip was lousy so I went and ripped it again. For improved result, it's cleaner and volume is better balanced... Than on the other rip that no-one but me has heard, so who am I trying to convince?
The Marble Icon was a Swedish death/doom metal band and this is their debut demo from 1995, ripped from an original by me. I got the demo from the band in late 1995 I believe, the second demo wasn't recorded yet anyways. I was going to order that one too but apparently I sort of forgot about it. Shame, I'd like to hear it. They got a cool new logo for it and I remember reading a few positive reviews from some 'zines.
The content here however is not bad either, death/doom metal with bits leaning more to death even while other parts tend towards doomier sound. This mixture works well for a debut demo and sound quality isn't bad either. Most of the time the vocals are shouty/grunty death affair but occasionally he goes for cleaner doomy singing and wailing. Speed is mostly slower midtempo and the guitars have a very definite Swedish death metal sound to them. But you are probably by now listening to this so I'm stopping here, enjoy or skip it.