torstai 30. kesäkuuta 2011

Grim - Färd demo 1995

Grim (swe) - Färd demo I 1995
A Spiritual Journey
2) War March
3) Svävande igenom hallarna


I've been lazy, suffering away the hangover caused by this year's Nummirock. However, here's finally another post with an item we have again comrade Grev to thank for, thanks! This is the rare demo of the Swedish Grim, listed as black metal in Metal Archives which is misleading enough to warrant a severe caning and possibly a tenure in 3rd world prison. Anyways, this is most certainly not black metal at all, this is pure dungeon synth. You know, like Mortiis, Wongraven & co did at the same time. And of course a ton of bands did little numbers in the same vein for their intros and outros. I could not find a proper cover image so I trimmed a little the one posted on M.A.

The tape has a bit murky but listenable sound and features three long tracks of dark ambient dungeon music performed by a guy in corpse paint seen on the cover above. I understand why the cover might be misleading someone to believe this was bm. The whole demo is a bit over half an hour long with the songs getting longer as it proceeds. The opener is mostly synth sounds, some wind effects plus occasional raw vocals and reminds me of old Ultima soundtracks, while the second one, true to its name, features militant percussion and various marching band instruments. Unlike typical martial industrial apocalyptic moods, the feeling here is more uplifting and even joyous. The third track begins with acoustic guitars and has generally a folksy, trollish feel to it if you know what I mean, this changes to more somber synth based moods with some vocals in the background. Quite a varied offering for three tracks and worth checking out if you enjoy this sort of stuff!

8 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I can't even thank you enough.. I have waited so long to hear this..!! Best Blog on the Internet, by far. Thank you so much

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks for your comment, hopefully it was worth the long wait. Anyways, thanks belong to brother Grev who dubbed me this!

Andrew kirjoitti...

This is very nice. It's a bit on the goofy side at times (particularly the second track), but there still seems to be a mysterious spirit hiding behind the jolliness. The third track is fantastic however. I love hearing this kind stuff on a first listen, I imagine it's somewhat like seeing an ancient artifact that's just been unearthed from some archeological dig site.

Thanks very much for sharing and thanks to this Grev fellow for the dubbing.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


You're welcome, I thought you might be interested to hear this one! Now to track down the EP next. :)

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Hey Velkaarn!

You're more than very welcome!


Anonyymi kirjoitti...

all of your mediafire files are down..such good music gone to you use any other file sharing programs?

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

all the mediafire links are down..any chance of some reuploads?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Yeah, as mentioned on the side the old mediafire account got gutted and I'll need to reupload things. I just don't really feel motivated to do it in a systematic manner now.

However, I'll look to things people ask for and reup this right away.