perjantai 15. huhtikuuta 2016

Masochist - Nocturnal Practices reh/demo '94


Masochist - Nocturnal Practices rehearsal demo 1994
1) Black Church Bells Ring
2) Bleed for Thy Sins
3) Eve of Anti Creation
4) Sucking the Tongue of the Ancient One
5) Frost of the Diabolical Forest
6) Blasphemer (Sodom cover)
7) Outro

Zippyshare / Depositfiles

Today's item might be considered a weekend filler and that is somewhat justifiable, seeing that several other rips of the tape have bobbed on the gaily rollicking waves of the cybersea for long and especially considering the extensive memorial compilation "History" released by Moribund cult in 2007 which contains all Masochist works. But then again, this could serve as an introduction to uninitiated plus comrade unholydeath's sending was made from an original tape and came with scans so it'd be a waste not to feature it. Kind of a companion piece to the Summon post made a year ago. Thanks for the contribution!

Masochist were one of the earlier second wave US black metal bands and in my mind always personified by the late multi-instrumentalist Tchort who shares the vocal duties on this recording with Xaphan (he's responsible for tracks 3 and 6). This roughly half an hour recording is a rehearsal demo meant to promote '95 release on Moribund which never came to exist. Six tracks, one a Sodom cover and an outro that was not mentioned on the cover... well actually there is also an intro which ud didn't separate from the first track and which is equally unmentioned in the cover. It's a separate track on the "History" 2-CD and titled Intro (Deliver Us unto Temptation) there. Soundwise this is obviously a rehearsal recording, clear enough to hear all instruments (yes, even the bass) but the guitars are a bit subdued. Other than that I've no complaints. Music is clearly black metal but there are touches of death metal noticeable and it sounds very... uh, early 90s USBM. I enjoy the vocals a lot, must give the compilation a good spin later today. Next post will be a special one so look forward to it!

6 kommenttia:

Draco Fenrirsson kirjoitti...

I've already ripped the "Frost of the Diabolical Forest" demo as well BTW. Pretty impressive demo - although that daytime cemetery photo still amuses me a bit. Working on Goat Emperor as previously discussed now. Sound, even with all the hiss removed, is pretty shit, but I'll see what I can do.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Fenrirsson:

I've long had a soft spot for Masochist (and Winds of the Black Mountains) and another amusing pic of Tchort played part in that. I just got the Goat Emperor rip and must say it sounds quite different from the dub I ripped after your editing.

Draco Fenrirsson kirjoitti...

I'm hoping that it doesn't sound different in a bad way?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Fenrirsson:

It sounds actually quite bizarre as most of the guitar fuzz seems to have vanished with the hiss and the bass is now actually prominent along with percussion. Remix really, as you put it!

Draco Fenrirsson kirjoitti...

Ah, well, what I will say is that it's still true to the version of the tape that I have. Pretty strange though, because I'm at a loss to explain it otherwise. Perhaps a little too much cleaning and trying to get it with a clearer sound?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

I'll pop you a link to the rip I made from the dub I had later, ok? If you wish to compare that is.