lauantai 5. kesäkuuta 2010

King Of Souls - Give Me Your Soul demo 1997

King Of Souls - Give Me Your Soul demo 1997
War And Blood (Intro)
2) Death Got His Victory
3) Lost Hopes
4) God's Punishment
5) War And Blood
6) The Dark Forest (Outro)


Today's post is the second demo by the Greek metal band King Of Souls who play a very Greek sounding hybrid of death, doom & black metal with the emphasis on primarily death and secondarily on doom parts. Bits of it sound actually kinda thrashy so it reminds one of the old day when genres were not so defined. Sound is ok even if the vocals (done by Nikos of Mortal's Dream)are quite heavily on top of everything else. His main vocal is a deathly growl which he pulls off quite nicely, the accent sounds cool. He uses a clean voice too, but that's a bit so-and-so. Instrumentation sounds quite basic with some fumbles every now and then, but that's not an issue for me.

This is a rip of my original tape, so the sound is good and the tape in very good shape so no problems in that department. Cover scans included. Not really one of my favourite demos but has its moments. Recommended for fans of Greek metal, collectors of obscure demos, Russians who upload everything I post to Metalarea (yeah I mean you Абигор & co) and the usual weirdos.

7 kommenttia:

Xexanoth kirjoitti...

Excellent! Thanks for posting this, I remember this band. I use to be friends with the band member Aris who played on drums. Great post.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You're welcome brother! Do you know if they quit after this demo or changed name or something? And have you heard the 1995 demo?

Xexanoth kirjoitti...

Yes, they did quit, after they released the 1997 demo, from what Ive heard. And no, never heard the promo but I might know some friends of mine who might have it. I'll let you know if I find it.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Those russians are the masters of stealing other people's uploads.

Thanks for this! Sounds interesting

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Anonymous: Well, at least they re-upload everything instead of just taking & reposting links and saves me the trouble of posting at Metalarea. But thanks for your comment!

@Xex: Excellent, be sure to leave me a note!

ohtar kirjoitti...

One more gem! It's a shame I live in Iran and can't have access to real tapes or CD's so that I could turn a bit of your favors Velkaarn.
The least I can do is to express my gratitude and appreciation. Keep spreading seeds of blackness, you free men

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@ohtar: Thanks for the comments! Must be hard living there but at least you got internet access so you can find stuff from the blogs. Don't worry about returning favors, some comments are enough for me.