Sacrilegeous - Coven of the XIII. Majestic Ones demo IV 1995
1) Over the Fields of the Serpent Sign
3) The Mystery of Intermeditary Life
Sendspace / Mediafire
Ok the people have spoken, or a few have, and Sacrilegeous won so have at thee! I got a dub of this from brother Grev last autumn if my memory serves right (thanks!) and he had no covers for this, not sure if one was actually ever made. I think Grev used to be in touch with master Necrodesecrator back in the day so I assume he'd included one if there was one? UPDATE: Well, he got this one from a trader so the cover hunt is on!
Musicwise these three tracks are in the lengthier range of Sacrilegeous creations and the third track is also familiar from the still very obscure "I.O.T. 666th K" demo (spelling?!?) where it was titled slightly differently ("intermeditary" is a misspelling but I don't know if it's intentional or not?). The first track which is also the longest is an instrumental and starts like one of those older coffee commercials in a relaxed and nostalgic mood. It does get more Sacrilegeousious later on but not really as over the top as many probably expect. Sound and instrumentation is the same as ever, perhaps from the cleaner end of the spectrum. Second track is then trademark Sacrilegeous black metal with the harshness upped and lethargy dismissed. Coarse barks and rasps familiar from other releases appear to serve as vocals. The structure is coherent but gets very frantic and slightly haphazard again in the middle and to the end it collapses to space oddity. The last song, like mentioned, is already familiar from another recording and is almost exactly the same, though a bit more refrained and maybe even tame? If you've enjoyed the other releases you'll want to listen to this too and if you're not yet familiar with the project this might be a decent place to start.