lauantai 22. toukokuuta 2010

Ainu - Rehearsal Tracks 1998

Ainu (fin) - Rehearsal Tracks 1998
Untitled I
2) Untitled II


I seem to have forgotten this one on my desktop even as I ripped it a long time ago. At the same time as these Raven posts actually since it was on the same tape. This was another project by the guys playing in Raven, Wanderer, Haven In Shadows etc... and as far as I know they recorded only these two songs, which are instrumental and not probably quite finished. Now that I have scared and driven away about half of the readers with that statement I'll continue by saying the two (lenghty) songs presented here are very listenable and promising, it is a shame they didn't continue with this. Unless they finished them and used the final versions for some other project. Named the untitled songs as Untitled I & II as I tend to do.

The music is atmospheric and mid-tempoish, not as slow as Haven In Shadows for example and quite heavy on the keyboards. A very rough comparison might be something between Haven In Shadows/Wanderer/I Flow In Depths... from these guys and Thy Serpent/older Gehenna from other people. At least on the first track with its bombastic and sweeping keyboards. Second track is a little different in its flow and reminds me of (very old) Old Man's Child material besides the names dropped so far. But take a listen and make your own crude comparisons, it's worth trying out.

9 kommenttia:

Misfits kirjoitti...

Hey Velkaarn,
I haven't downloaded this one yet, so this comment is not related to the last post. It's related to Kaamos (fin) post from 2009. Kind of late with my comment, but I came across your blog not long ago, and I'm still discovering some of the bands you posted long time ago. All this to say: that demo is fucking GREAT! Awesome death/doom stuff. Thanks so much for posting all these gems. I really appreciate it (especially considering the time that involves ripping and posting). Thanks man!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Thanks so much for all your uploads, mate. Your blog is incredible and one of the very few I actually find interesting.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks for the comments, I'm flattered!

@Misfits: Yeah that demo is a buried gem and it's a shame they didn't release anything else (as far as I know, they could have changed name?) and a pity I don't have the cover for that demo.

Xexanoth kirjoitti...

Excellent. You always fail to disappoint me with your uploads. Thanks! I heard you don't have the cover for this, but is there any?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thank you comrade Xexanoth, I see failure as not an option. Or at least I try to warn beforehand. There is no cover as these tracks were just dubbed to some people who were in touch with the guys.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Would you mind reuploading this ?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I'll do that as soon as I find the files, seem to have misplaced 'em!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Thanks for finding them! That was incredible.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You're welcome, I had accidentally dropped 'em in an another release's folder!