sunnuntai 7. huhtikuuta 2013

Nezgaroth - Demo 1-93


Nezgaroth - Demo 1-93
1) Postbellum
2) The Vast Plains of Nifelheim
3) Necronomicum Ex Mortes (pt II)
4) The Final Twilight

Yandex / Medifire

Today's item is doom metal for change, this is the first demo of the Swedes Nezgaroth whom I'd been wanting to hear since I read about them in Goetia #2. Don't know why I never got around to order their demos but eventually I got the demos from traders, this one was sent along with some other items burned onto CDr so it's not my rip. Well, except that I ripped it from the CDr but you know what I mean. No covers either, the image above was borrowed from Metal Archives. I'd like a real cover scan, as usual.

Nezgaroth was formed in 1992 by a bunch of guys most of whom played also in the death metal band Vomitory, which did have a quite long career releasing 8 albums. Nezgaroth only released two demos and recorded some rehearsal tapes to a few people. I'd be interested to hear these as they (should) contain material that wasn't on either demos. The guys were probably a bit ahead of their time as their brand of more traditional doom metal wasn't that popular in the early 90's. Four songs spread over 30 minutes so they're mostly quite long. The sound is not very powerful, all the instruments are audible enough and all that but it'd need a bit more substance to the low end especially. Vocals are mainly clean singing, sounding melancholic and kind of... weary? Which suits the music, of course. Maybe not the greatest vocalist I've heard nor the worst or bad in general so I'm fine with this. He provides some variation with narrated parts and changing the tone from track to track, the weary melancholic approach of the first track being replaced by a raspier, more aggressive voice on the second song, almost growling at places. "Necronomicum..." falls somewhere between the previous examples plus features some very Sabbathy riffs which is always cool. Actually the raspier sort of vocal is more common than the melancholic one. Oh well, listen for yourself if you enjoy doom metal, it's good stuff!

11 kommenttia:

GREV kirjoitti...

Thanks for this rip! I have it already lower bit rates rip. Also, I have one rehearsal tape which was recorded before demo...

Rhûn kirjoitti...

Good, solid doom metal. Many thanks for the great music you upload here (I've lurked this site for a year now, should have thanked you earlier).

By the way, if you haven't heard about it, the Superior (US) 1996 demo you're looking for was re-released by Withering Crypt. You can find more info on their blog: http://witheringcrypt.blogspot.com/

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Grev:

Oh good, I'll need that rehersal tape! Is it recorded between the two demos or is it an early one made before this one?

@Rhûn:

Thanks for your comment, always a pleasure to read from people who read this thing. Thank you also for the heads-up on the Superior re-release, sent mail to those people immediately. Would've been interesting to hear the remastered Ghoul tape, released as Helel Dalkiel by them but it seemed to be sold out already.

Rhûn kirjoitti...

Glad to have helped.

The Ghoul tape is sold out directly from Withering Crypt, but it looks like there is one last copy for sale at Analog Worship's site. They're an Oakland, CA-based record label.

http://www.analogworship.com/

GREV kirjoitti...

Velkaarn: Tape was recorded 25.7.1992 and it doesn't include track titles, so I must check it out

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Rhûn:

Thanks for the assistance but looks like I'll be able to pick it up closer to home as well, Werewolf Records has it too!

@Grev:

That'd be recorded before the debut demo then but I'm interested in any case!

GREV kirjoitti...

Velkaarn: OK, I add Nezgaroth rehearsal tape for your wants

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Haha, I was gonna rip this one for you, but obviously someone beat me to it. I have the original demo, and cover, so I'll get around to firing the cover to you.

- Fenrirsson

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Fenrirsson:

Excellent, I'd appreciate that! You wouldn't have the rehearsal tape(s) recorded between the demos?

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Nah, sorry I don't man, in all honesty I haven't even listened to this tape anyway, too many other things on (come on, I've only had it for 12 years).

I'll get around to replying to your email from months ago soon anyway!

Regards
Fenrirsson

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Fenrirsson:

That's ok and I can understand the problem with too much stuff. I'll be awaiting for your mail then.