Demonlord (spa) - Unsacred Soul demo 2000
2) Sinister Queen of the Forest
3) Rapture of the Ancient Times
4) A New Age Comes
5) Mankind's Decay
6) Under a Serpent Sun (At The Gates cover)
Another Spanish black metal demo, this one was released first as a CDr and then two cassette editions, later of which had a bonus track. My rip is of the CDr-version which probably does not differ from the first tape edition, the cover of which is seen above. I didn't have a proper copy of the CDr, with cover art I mean, so I used the tape cover. The band later changed their name to Daemonlord and has released some albums and EPs under that name, most recent album actually just this year.
I'm not familiar with their later material so I'm not going to make any comparisons to that. All the proper tracks on this demo are quite short, coming to an average duration of little less than three minutes. As you might guess, the music is fast and in your face, still quite melodic with the occasional background synths. They use two vocals, of which one is a little deeper than the slightly drier croak of the other. There's no human drummer and the machine is quite obviously that. It would sound better with a real drummer, or if the drumsound was different but it's not bad enough to ruin it. Kind of reminds me of some old Greek bands. I didn't much care for this when I first heard it but now after a few years (well, 11) it sounds better than I remembered. Give it a shot, at least it's not sugary and fluffy! I think I should check out their later releases.