tiistai 3. joulukuuta 2013

Abygor - The Faces of Pentagram demo 1991

Abygor - The Faces of Pentagram demo 1991/1992
1) Son of Dawn
2) The Faces of Pentagram
3) Snaking the Sky
4) Lilith

RGhost / Yandex

More black metal follows and this is South American material for change, Abygor from Brazil with their only demo under this monicker. Ripped from a dub I was sent by brother A.S., thank you for the tape and cover! Which means a cover scan is also included. Quite good rip quality if I say so myself and sound isn't bad at all either. Note that the covers do not give any info about when this was recorded, I was told it was 1991 but M.A., which as we know is sadly far from reliable, gives May 1992. Anyone able to verify?

A few words about the music: it's fucking awesome! This was really quite a surprise and I really like coming across (or guided to, like in this case) obscure old and great demos like this! It's not of the thrashing or bestial warlike school you might expect from a South American horde, rather this is atmospheric and mysterious, with an old school aura similar to demos of Black Crucifixion, Darkstyle, Fiendish Nymph, Lemegethon or even select Beherit material. Guitars move mostly on a quite brisk midpace, riffs are quite simple but evocative and vocals whispering, remaining in the shadows but still audible enough. I really enjoy this and would love to hear the stuff of the previous incarnations Bestial and Lamentation so let me know if you got those recordings! Recommeded.

5 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Jesus, Velkaarn. Whenever I have a shitty day, I can somehow always count on your blog to showcase the absolute worst in "kvlt" typography to cheer me up.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

What, you're not impressed by their logo? I suppose I won't be making patches of it then.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Kekekeke, no I mean the inappropriate sans-serif of the title.

kingpossum kirjoitti...

The dagger like bits on the A are pretty cool though, eh?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

I see, though the font works wondrously with the general crudeness of the cover. I'm actually contemplating on the idea of making a shirt with it.

It IS cool, in it's simplistic way!