tiistai 12. elokuuta 2014

Brandpest - I Fandens Vold og Magt EP 1998

Brandpest - I Fandens Vold og Magt EP 1998
1) Intro
2) Monstrum Marinum (Kraken)
3) Sagen om Chresten Pedersen
4) Outro

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Now that I've somewhat recovered from Jalometalli it's about time I continue with Chris's contributions (see the Apollyon posts) and here's some more Danish black metal, Brandpest's EP 1998 which was on the same mixtape. Brandpest shared several members with Apollyon and released a demo tape in '96, this EP two years later and nothing more. Unless someone whips out an unreleased recording, that is. As this isn't a vinyl rip I didn't go look for full cover images, just picked up the cover from M.A.

Intro, outro and two songs for just over ten minutes is pretty standard for a black metal 7" and usually leaves the listener hungry for more. Brandpest's material is rougher and more in your face than Apollyon's. Not bestial war metal way, mind you, there's guitar leads and all. The sound is quite demo-like, which is not a bad thing, it has a fair bit of power to it too. A recommendable EP whether you enjoyed Apollyon or not as it clearly is different, closer to Denial Of God actually. Not bad at all.

4 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

There couldn't possibly be any unreleased material. No, not at all! ;)

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Well, yeah. :D

kingpossum kirjoitti...

I don't have a knowledgable enough ear to hear any cues that say, "Ah, it's Danish". No matter, it is an interesting tidbit. There's kind of a 3D quality to the production--maybe just separation of the instruments--that gives it distinguishing character.

Given the intro/two songs/outro format on a 7" it may qualify as a "micro concept" piece of some sort.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Yes, there's no obvious Danish sound as there really haven't been many well-known bm bands except for Denial Of God.

And as for identifying it as Danish from the vocals... well I suppose native speakers of Swedish/Norwegian etc might be able to do that but not me!

You know I wouldn't be surprised if there was an actual concept to it, if nothing further than horror stories, seeing that they were on Azter's label Horror Records.