Flagellant (fin) - Hyperborean demo II 2005
2) The Moon Hangs Cold & Distant
3) Pulling Into Black
Mediafire / Yandex / RGhost
Another offering to the Coven, this one sent, also already last year, by Joel. Thank you comrade! You might want to check out some of his projects at Bandcamp. This is the second demo of Finnish Flagellant, not to be mixed with the Swedish one signed to W.T.C. or the German one. According to Joel the project was also known as Romentola at some point of their run and the guys play nowadays death metal in Amputory's ranks. No cover scan as Joel had no access to a scanner but at least there's a pic he took of the cover. If you have the first demo and/or can scan the cover for this one get in touch!
Flagellant's black metal sounds raw yet clear and is quite melodic, with varying tempos and Darkthronesque groove (black metal DT) in it. The audible bass, as usual, delights me. The ~23 minute demo consists of an intro track, three "proper" tracks, an instrumental in the middle and another which serves as an outro. The vocals are ok if nothing special to scribble page after page in your journal. In the end it's an enjoyable demo and recommendable if you like Finnish ug black metal with almost rehearsal-like yet clean demo sound. Leaves me wanting to hear the first demo now.