tiistai 19. tammikuuta 2016

Akhkharu - Advance Tracks '96

Akhkharu - Advance Tracks 1996
1) Vengeance Summoned Forth
2) Psychotic Hallucinations
3) Temple of the Whore

Mediafire / Sendspace

Ok, one more advance tape. This is the Akhkharu that released "Poisoned Dreams" and an advance tape of three songs dating to 1996 which in the end were never officially released. Naturally no cover either, Joe Rood just dubbed these tracks to his contacts, inluding my contributor. Thanks for sending this as well as other items!

Compared to the '95 demo these three tracks show advancement, things seem less haphazard and random as they used to. Keyboard is the main instrument and fortunately the various less than impressive vocal experiments are more subdued here. Or so I thought... There's still more than I care for, mind you, but it actually fits pretty well on the first song. All seems to be better but then the second track comes along. Sure enough it starts quite decent with oddly wobbly bouncy synth and a sample but soon gets stranger, more unhinged and eventually crosses the line to just inane. And the voices strike back with the son of a vengeance's return. Such an annoying thing to listen to! Third track is more melodic and, somewhat unfortunately, vocal driven. It does sound much better after the previous fiasco and most of the time the voices stay within reason but the pathetic moans and effect-laden screeches/hisses I could really do without. I suppose these were to be the last recordings of this Akhkharu, wonder if third time would've been the charm as they were getting better here. Not good, mind you, but better certainly. If you liked "Poisoned Dreams" seek help or grab this too and cope your very own way!

5 kommenttia:

Draco Fenrirsson kirjoitti...

Did you ever hear the Creepfog project which was done as well? Pretty sure that I have it... Well, maybe...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Yup, I've posted it here actually: http://ascoven.blogspot.fi/2011/07/creepfog-yearning-is-whispered-demo1995.html

Did also his 'zine/compilation issue 4. Liked Creepfog much better than Akhkharu!

GREV kirjoitti...

Creepfog... ah! :D But thank you brother for this!

kingpossum kirjoitti...

Totally digging this keyboard-fest. Okay, it's too short to qualify as a fest, perhaps it's more an excursion. The tracks are a bit same-y sounding, but with this kind of stuff I actually like that. Easy to enjoy without paying a whole lot of attention, which sometimes is just fine. Thanks for the post.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it but the second track didn't stick out at all to you? Perhaps it's just me then.