torstai 25. kesäkuuta 2015
Ancient Warrior - From the Ancient Tradition reh '98
Ancient Warrior - From the Ancient Tradition rehearsal 1998
1) Immortal Souls
2) Thy Grief of Darkness
3) By the Name of Ancient Tradition
4) Primordial Dark Metal
RGhost / Zippyshare
It's time I shake off the post-Nummirock depression and get back to this blog. Today we have an exotic item on the menu, sent by comrade Morbid Chanter along with a few other things not too long ago. Thanks! The item is Ancient Warrior, hailing from Malaysia and a rehearsal tape from 1998. Seems pretty rare. I'm not sure if this was his rip or not but there's a cover scan included and it's one of the most charming covers I've seen for a bit, love how it's (or seems to be) completely handmade; drawn and written, with good penmanship too. You just don't see stuff like this anymore. Oh and there's music too, almost 20 minutes.
Yeah, music. Not as striking as the cover, but still charming - sort of boneheaded, almost crude old school black metal pounding with melodic parts and heavy metal touches. Being a rehearsal tape, the sound volume is already somewhat uneven and noisy which isn't necessarily a bad thing and actually works decently enough with their enthusiastic performance. It at times pans quite heavily on one side which is a bother while listening on headphones but tolerable enough. Plenty of hiss which I suppose isn't surprising to anyone. Unfortunately either the dub itself or the rip is further flawed with brief yet annoying and jarring staccato noise (cellphone distrubance I suppose), thankfully present only on the last song. Which also features an absolutely awesome chaotic ending to it! Pros outweigh the cons so I suggest you give it a try at least. Personally I'd like to hear more from them if they ever recorded another tape.