maanantai 10. tammikuuta 2011

Siren - The Calling... demo 1995


Siren (ger) - The Calling... demo 1995
1)
Blessing of the First Snow
2) The Troll and the Spirit of the Wood
3) My Queen
4) The Calling
5) Der Wolf

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German assault time, going to post a bunch of German demos next which probably makes comrade THE DECEASED happy. Or not as the quality varies a lot. First off is the debut demo of Siren, who released a bunch of tapes and an EP on Silencelike Death. The Absurd connections of the band might be of interest to some of you, on this effort Wolf does the vocals on the last track "Der Wolf" which is also dedicated to him. I have an original copy so I've scanned the covers and included 'em in the upload.

Ok, this demo contains five tracks of... kind of black/pagan metal with... a different sound. The first track starts off promising enough with a very prominent and interesting bass sound and obvious programmed drums, the semi-clean vocals strongly remind me of some older Absurd material. Overall, this song is quite intriguing. However things start to go immediately worse from here on, the next bit is a short instrumental with AWFUL keyboards and the following track is a LOVE song?!? I mean, what the FUCK?! It's an extremely clumsy effort with awkward performance and embarassing lyrics. If you must make a song to your wife, you could at least use some metaphors. Or just not put it on your supposedly black/pagan metal demo. Of course it also happens to be the longest track on the tape. Horrible. The title track that follows isn't much better to be honest so hopes sink pretty fast I guess. It's just crude, badly written and performed. The last track is again slightly better, mostly due Wolf's vocals. This is probably one of the worst demos I've bought for some time. So why post it? Well, it has of course certain historical value and maybe someone actually enjoys this. I'm kind of curious to hear the rest of the efforts Siren released so leave a note if you know a link or have them. Recommended for people mad about early Absurd material, masochists, diehard German demo collectors and the morbidly curious.

12 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

thanks a lot comrade, this records is a great stuff. Thanks

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You're welcome, glad if you enjoy the stuff!

Misfits kirjoitti...

Great description! I'll have to listen to it. Thanks Velkaarn for all the rarities. I haven't left messages in a long time. Too busy, but I really appreciate your effort ripping and posting all these gems.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Hi Misfits, nice to read from you! No worries and you're welcome. I need to check what Lockjaw guys have been up to lately, seeing you comment reminded me I haven't checked out most of the Dec posts.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Hail and kill!

Great ups, much recommended! I was looking for the Siren(ger) Demo for quite some time... The other stuff(demos & 7") actually got bear some good pagan/black metal, so go ahead! I am still looking for some further Moon Lore(nor) stuff...Any chance ?
Keep the old spirit!

Kill and rule!
Florian

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Florian:

Hails & thanks for commenting! Yeah I'm sure the rest of the Siren releases are an improvement over this one. :) As for more Moon Lore stuff, I wish I could give you good news but no. I haven't been able to find anything else and I'm really keen on hearing them.

I'm supposed to have a two song rehearsal from 1994 on tape somewhere, but the damn tape has apparently had ninja training and I can't find it. Be sure I'll rip & upload it as soon as I locate it!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Hail !

First, thanks for the Sword Storm tape, i remember i ordered it for the SSJ track, but it was sold out... Great to catch it after so many years, killer !
AND: I have just traded an original copy of the "Sleeping with the dead" Demo by MOON LORE... I guess you are interested... Let me know and i will find a way, maybe the old one via post, like it was suposed to be...

FIGHT PROUD !

Florian

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Florian:

You're welcome, I might score the SSJ demo in the future too, we'll see. As for Moon Lore 1996 demo, of course I am interested! Maybe you should mail me: velkaarn at hotmail dot com - then we can sort out the details!

ohtar kirjoitti...

Velkaarn! I have just ticked "The Calling..." in my req list. That's a bliss indeed. Well, is there any chance of having more Siren stuff?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@ohtar:

You're welcome, and hopefully I'll find some of their other releases too as I'm curious to hear the development from this. Perhaps Florian could be of assistance with that?

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I have another demo ("cultus bergenses") and the ep on tape somewhere. i will take a look at the stuff as soon as i have a bit of space for that. Both releases are quite killer... Watch also out for the Wolfsburg stuff, a band consisting of Richard Neu(Siren) and Wolf(now Absurd), true german pagan assault!! much recommnended !

Florian

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Florian:

Thanks, looking forward to that! Wolfsburg sounds familiar to me, I better check!