torstai 25. elokuuta 2011

In Articulo Mortis - Sombre Mélancolie demo 1995

In Articulo Mortis (fra) - Sombre Mélancolie demo I 1995
My Underwater Queen
2) By Moonless Night
3) Sombre Mélancolie
4) La Rose et le Marbre
5) Succubus


Some French material this time and another tape traded item, the debut demo by In Articulo Mortis who would proceed to release two more tapes before disappearing. It is rumoured they had recorded a full-lenght album too but that was never released - if it was finished in the first place! Anyways, traded item like I said so no covers, there's only the image above which someone took from eBay. Cover scan would be appreciated.

The sound of this demo is somewhat muffled, could be partly due it being a dub of who knows what generation but I think the original sound wasn't that clear either. Instruments are audible still, including the bass guitar. But you're definitely not going to mistake this for a studio album. Musically this is somewhere in between melodic black metal, dark metal and at places gothic metal. Main vocal is harsh but he also does clean vocals which are stronger on the emotional part and less so in the technical if you know what I mean. They're not really bad sounding in the context. I think I actually enjoy this as it's not too sugary, the instrumental title track for example is very simple but efficiently melancholic. Nice one, I'll need to try to find the other demos.

5 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Hey, speaking of French BM, you wouldn't happen to have the demo version of "Light of a Dead Star"
by Nehëma? Not the same material that they released on their full length. This is a full length long demo '95 or 96', unfortunately my dub broke before I could make it digital and I can't find it anywhere else.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks for your comment... unfortunately I don't remember having the demo version. I'll check if some of my comrades might have it. I wouldn't mind hearing it myself.

GREV kirjoitti...


Maybe I have that Nehëma's demo... I must check my archives out

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I received my original dub copy from the fellow behind Franang Zine(Fra)through tape trading, but I haven't spoken to him for over ten years now.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

I'm now very curious to hear the Nehëmah demos so I'll do my best to dig 'em up.