torstai 11. kesäkuuta 2015

Gothony - Hidden Thoughts demo 1997


Gothony - Hidden Thoughts demo 1997
1) Infinity
2) The Temptation Still Remains
3) Crystal Dream

RGhost / Mediafire

I decided to follow up with another Finnish contribution, almost as obscure I suppose but metal this time, sent by master Sorvali, thanks for the scans and rip! This is Gothony of Helsinki and their only demo as far as I know, though the covers do mention a rehearsal tape that they dubbed to people. They played melodic death metal, very popular at the time, you know stuff Napalm Records started to branch into around then (and Nuclear Blast, Century Media and so on and on...). Wait, don't leave yet, look at the pretty coloured cover and stay a bit longer! It has a very good studio sound, too!

Ok, let's move on quickly to the music of which there is fifteen minutes here spread over three tracks. No intros and interludes then, just... uh, "pure" melodeath? Don't think old Gothenburg now, this is Finnish after all. It has plentyof stuff thrown into the mix so I don't know how pure it then really is. You've got your standard (quite amateurish) clean male vocals, female support vocals, some folkish riffs, fast parts, slow parts, raw (quite good!) main vocals and whatnot. Besides the sound already mentioned in the previous paragraph also the musicianship is pretty good. This isn't really my thing, I was initially going to say I don't like it but additional listens seem to improve my opinion a bit. Have a listen for yourself if melodic (death-ish) metal, especially semi-obscure, Finnish and 90's is your thing.

5 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Wow, another I was looking for. Thanks again. Do you happen to know anything about Bleed Me Tears in their thanks section? All I know is they have a demo, "Bedimmed Grey".

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@anon:

Glad to be of service then! Nope, I only recognize the name but that's all. But fortunately we have brother Grev who I know has that tape. I'll drop him a line and ask about 'em.

GREV kirjoitti...

@Anon.

Yeah, I have it, but I don't really know more about this band :( Style is more melodic death metal...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Grev:

Thanks, confirming their style is at least one more thing to know!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Thanks guys.