perjantai 11. heinäkuuta 2014

Arkham - Promo-Tape 1897

Arkham (fra) - Promo-Tape 1897 promo 1997
1) Interdimensionnal Spheres
2) Dreams in the Witch-House
3) The Other Gods

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Today's post is another demo that combines two things favoured by me; black metal & H.P. Lovecraft. And no, it was not recorded in the 19th century, the band merely wanted to be witty. This is the second or third, can't remember the order, tape by French Arkham who were quite heavily influenced by Lovecraftian Mythos and other related works. Which is why I've always had a soft spot for them, I loved HPL's stuff in my youth and devoured everything I got my hands on. Ripped from a traded tape, but this time I found pretty decent scans courtesy of someone on Discogs.

Three tracks which run a little less than fifteen minutes and soundwise closer to the debut demo than the '97 rehearsal, but musically closer to the rehearsal with less playing around with synth and different vocals. Though both still do appear. The dub was of decent quality even if it does sound a little muffled at times. I'm running out of reasonable things to write as I'm famished and in dire need of coffee. Melodic French black metal with somewhat underground sound and Lovecraftian content, take it or leave it. Personally, I enjoyed this.

2 kommenttia:

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Uh, so what occurred in France in 1897 that merits the title? A brief (very) search turned up nothing. Perhaps it has an avalanche of meaning for the band known only to them. Music's decent though.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I reckon it's just that this is promo 1997 but it's more lovecraftian if it's dated a hundred years back. ;) Though my quick research reveals that HPL wrote his earliest stories as early as 1897.