perjantai 4. helmikuuta 2011

Autumn Verses - Legions to Come promodemo 1994


Autumn Verses - Legions to Come promodemo 1994
1)
Creating the Mighty Kingdom of Flames
2) I Ride the Wings of the Raven

Reuploaded

Some people might have heard the only album "Tunes of Disconsolation" by this band by the editors of the Kill Yourself!!! 'zine (which started as Rotted Anus and most issues were written in Finnish). Well, this demo or promodemo as they called the release (for some reason people seemed to be fond of the abomination of a word back then, couldn't probably make up their minds) sounds QUITE different compared to the pretty sophisticated Thy Serpentish approach of the album. My copy is a dub I got from them, no covers so I've slapped up there the cover image I took from the flyer published on their 'zine, seen below.


However, a proper cover exists as shown by the quite poor Metal Archives image:


As usual, I'd like a proper scan of the cover if anyone has it. Onto the music, here we have the K.Y.!!!-boys do drums and guitars while their session members J.Kuru aka Wrath of Black Dawn/Enochian Crescent does the vocals and U.Leponokka harmonies which I presume means the synth occasionally present. The demo consists of two pretty long tracks and as the guys insisted it is not black metal! Sure, it certainly sounds like something that could've come out of Norge at the time but the message isn't black metal. I guess this goes lyrically more into Immortal territory. The sound is clear and yet quite awful, mostly due the annoying, weakish and jangly guitar sound. There's no bass probably even in the same building at the time this was recorded. The synth parts that pop up now and then are ok and the vocals are also ok, more in his Black Dawn style. Drums blast away, doing their job. Considering the extremely harsh reviewing style of Kill Yourself!!! 'zine back in the day one can't but wonder at their double standards putting out this tape. Don't get me wrong, it's not horrible while it certainly isn't good either, but reading the 'zine makes one a harsh critic of their product. Recommended for ug-maniacs into raw shit, collectors of releases featuring Wrath and so on.

8 kommenttia:

ohtar kirjoitti...

Let me say thanks before listening.
Listening to "Legions to Come" has been a dream, but isn't anymore.

Marko kirjoitti...

Hello Velkaarn! You have a great blog here, I found some good stuff, most notably Cruachan demo, Cernunnos Woods, and Hieronym Inferiorum.
I'm in need of small favor. I need the scans of some tapes I found here in bigger resolution. Could you send me a mail to this address:
Mark.Marov@gmail.com so we can discuss it in private?
I hope you can help me! Thanks in advance...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

You're welcome!

@Marko:

I'll do that but let me warn you in advance that I'm not probably able to help you. I usually include the fill-size scan in the folder if I have the cover myself.

Marko kirjoitti...

Yes, I understand! thanks anyways on help :)

ohtar kirjoitti...

Words fail to express the right feeling I get by listening to this old gem indeed!
You're blowing my mind out Velkaarn.
"Legions to Come" is quite ambitious and all instruments are heard self-sufficiently. The keyboard gives a mysterious atmosFear.
Keep spreading seeds of loneliness.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@ohtar:

You seem to enjoy it, good! Be sure to check out the album + the material they did as "The Dead Beginners" - though you probably have already?

ohtar kirjoitti...

"The Dead Beginners" is a bit different to this demo. As a matter of fact I like this one better. I believe first demo of every band is the pure manifestation of their feelings. The same story holds for Tartaros(Nor) with their first demo http://metal-archives.com/release.php?id=29068
download link@
http://rapidshare.com/files/110263538/TARTARO5-THFTP.rar

Please check out their side known as Soul Domain.
http://metal-archives.com/release.php?id=131806
download link@
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V7H7LX5I

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@ohtar:

Yeah, I enjoyed old Tartaros too, I've "The Heritage From The Past" they released as Grimlock - I think it's exactly same, with just the name changed later.

Souls Domain I have but I haven't listened to it yet, I keep forgetting.