perjantai 6. tammikuuta 2012
Lycanthropy - Sanctity of the Black demo 1995
Lycanthropy (us) - Sanctity of the Black demo I 1995
1) Intro / Over the Dark Horizon
3) Shadows Among the Stars
4) Call from the Grave (Bathory cover)
!!! Baalberith's rip: Mediafire
USBM again and one of the releases I had standing on my desktop for a little while as I did not have a tracklisting to it, nor any other information than band name and demo 1995. Obviously I recognized the last track and after a little research I determined this to be their first demo. Don't know why, but the Metal Archives entry omits the Bathory cover from the tracklisting there. Well, we've already discussed the trustiness of that site before so let's not go there again. The cover image was borrowed from there too, I'd like a proper scan if you have it.
My traded copy has some extra hiss and slight tape wear here and there, the demo itself has a raw underground production (=practically non-existent) yet it sounds all good and listenable. The imperfections are few and far between and the sound really suits the raw yet still atmospheric music. They are obviously influenced by the Scandinavian hordes and hardly original, but who cares as long as it works? Their own three songs are very compact (2nd one less than minute long) and the cover track fits in well. I find this a pleasing listen, check it out for yourself if USBM doesn't give you a rash.
UPDATE: I was contacted by Seth aka Baalberith of Lycanthropy and he has provided me with his own rips of the three demos, with cover scans in most cases and so I have added links to his rip of the master tape and cover scan up there. Thanks, much appreciated!