keskiviikko 12. marraskuuta 2014

Ancient - Eerily Howling Winds demo 1993

Ancient - Eerily Howling Winds demo I 1993
1) Eerily Howling Winds
2) Call of the Absu Deep
3) Det glemte riket


An old classic today, I wanted to post some various contributions today and as comrade unholydeath had obtained a copy of this tape and ripped plus scanned the content and sent it to the Coven already weeks ago I thought it'd be about time I post it. I know there are several rips of this around and it has been (partially I think?) re-released on that compilation CD, but as this has full scans and it is a good rip of a good demo I'm featuring it here.

Pretty much everyone has heard at least some version of Ancient and I've featured their old stuff here before so introductions should not be really necessary. All of these tracks were recorded again for the debut album, so they're familiar stuff. Of course this being a demo the sound is raw and less refined and performance more enthusiastic than professional. I like old Ancient, up to and including "Trolltaar" and this demo is not exception. You should like this too. Unless you dislike melodic black metal with fuzzy demo sound, or Norwegian bands. Or have an issue with what Ancient became but that's not a valid reason to scorn this.

5 kommenttia:

Draco Fenrirsson kirjoitti...

Interesting side note - 2 different versions of the cover at least exist. Only minor difference is that one has their real names, and the other their pseudonyms. Always kinda wondered why - one must think at least that perhaps as they weren't part of the Black Circle, they felt safe at the start of things, which as you know, changed as time went by. Biggest mistake for any band at that stage was announcing support for CoS - even Darkthrone ended up hating Necromantia for the same reason... How times change.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Now that you mentioned it, I recall the cover issue was asked about at least in one interview - need to browse through 'zines to see if I can find it and see what they came up as answer.

P.K. kirjoitti...

A lot of bands that supported or were influenced by CoS/Satanic Bible got shit from the Norwegians. Like Varg Vikernes used to bash Beherit, Blasphemy, Necromantia, King Diamond just because "CoS bands play white metal" in interviews. But that was back then, the hate was really strong, hehe!

d.a. r.g. kirjoitti...

Dead links.
Thank you for your work, Asmodian Coven, this place is a veritable treasure trove.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@d.a. r.g.:

Fixed, try again now. And thanks for the compliment!