keskiviikko 12. toukokuuta 2010

Haven In Shadows - Moments Of Honour demo 1997


Haven In Shadows - Moments Of Honour demo 1997
1)
Legend Of The Wolf
2) Moments Of Honour
3) Gazing Upon Distant Shores
4) Haven In Shadows

Reuploaded

Today I give you the "real" demo of Finnish atmospheric dark metal or dark/doom, black/doom whatever label you prefer, band Haven In Shadows (remember their rehearsal/demo posted here) who soon after this changed name to Shadows and kind of faded away. Which is a shame, I like this very much. Very atmospheric and doomy, like the instrumental rehearsal was, but now adding vocals and additional instrumentation. The sound is somewhat softer than on the rehearsal but it fits well with the dreamlike atmosphere the music often produces.

I got this from the band back at the day and I have to say the sound was not exactly great even on those 1st gen dubs they sent around, there's hissing, low (and inconsistent - this has slightly been fixed here) volume, some tape imperfection etc. None of that however matters as the music is excellent and the lightly muffled sound adds up to the atmosphere. Cover scan included. Essential, recommended to all readers to try!

10 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Doesn't work.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You mean the download? Yes it works, you have to retry if Megaupload gives an error message.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Fantastic release!
Excellent work here Velkaarn and thank you for sharing.
Too bad such music has become a rarity these days.

THE DECEASED kirjoitti...

Mmmm! This is good, gloomy atmosphere which I really like. But yes, the rehearsal from '95 works much better for me, as I totally love that kind of distorted rehearsal sound of the guitars. Thank you!

Heathcliff kirjoitti...

Thanks for the Pagathorn demo...

Does you have the second demo of Pagan Rites?, called Throught the Gates of Hell, aparently, the homonimous song are no present in any compilation or album...

Thanks in advance for any information...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks for the comments, guys and I agree with comrade TD on the guitar sound, I was originally quite dissappointed with the sound on this after having heard the rehearsal first.

@Heathcliff: Sorry I don't have that demo (at least as far as I can remember) - but I think I've seen a rip around, have to browse. TD you got this?

THE DECEASED kirjoitti...

Sorry, but I don't have the mentioned demo... I have the "Pagan Metal" demo dubbed somewhere, if interested.
But I have to say that unfortunately I'm not able to rip anything at the moment (remember the other promised compilation tapes?), got some heavy technical problems with my music software... Modern shit! Some time ago a tape deck and a record player was all you needed^^

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

No probs, I just thought you might have it. I'll keep looking around if it pops up somewhere.

Shame you won't be able to rip & post for a while - modern technology can get annoying at times, especially anything involving computers...

Rhûn kirjoitti...

Could you re-upload this please?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Rhûn:

Sure, give me a moment.