The Fallen (uk) - Rebirth of the Ancients demo 1993
1) Intro / Disciple of Fire
3) Blackmetal Holocaust
4) I Burn
5) Sombre Toll of Funeral Bells
UPDATE: At least temporarily unavailable, it appears the dub I have is running too fast?!? Hopefully I'll be able to provide another rip at correct speed. Oops.
Back to black metal and here's another quite rare release, the only demo of the UK black metal band The Fallen, listed as Rehearsal 1993 in the Metal Archives. I don't know if they happened to release a rehearsal tape with the same tracklisting (I doubt that) or is this an error on the database or my source (I'm more inclined to believe my source than the database). Anyways the sound is obviously quite raw (this is black metal not AOR) but not really like rehearsal tapes usually are. Received tape trading so no covers unfortunately. Get in touch right now if you have 'em!
Music within is kind of old-fashioned, raw and rocking black metal. Simple but pleasing songs, I like this very much. The bands' main influence seems to have been the great Bathory and that's not a bad thing in my book. Mostly ok sound and dub, except for the annoying bit in "Disciple of Fire" where it goes almost mono for a while before settling back to stereo, leaving the left channel weaker. A better dub/rip/original tape would be highly appreciated because of this. Does not make it unlistenable but pisses me off big time. Even with its flaws a recommended listen.