Terror 88 - Terror 88 demo 2005
1) Night of Terror
2) Storm in Soul
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Let's spice up the coming weekend with some mysterious, Finnish, very raw (NS) black metal courtesy of our comrade unholydeath! Thank you once again! Here we have Terror 88, with their self-titled demo released in 2005 by Ruin & Terror Productions. Which most likely means by themselves. A very limited edition of 30 copies and it's sort of a secret side project by certain people. Those who need to know do so or something like that. Anyways, brightest of you might make educated guesses based on the raging clues available. No scans were sent to preserve some of the mystique though they apparently contain practically no information besides the tracklisting. And possibly beautiful symbols.
Enough of suspense, let's move to the music. It's a short (under three minutes) and a long (over six) track of very harsh sounding black metal, mostly due the unnecessarily noisy and awfully loud "production" that has way more white noise than needed. Heh, see what I did there? Once you've adjusted your sound volume and head you'll notice it is rather catchy stuff. The shorter track is a fast and driven piece with a certain sense of urgency and a more midpaced bit in the middle. As expected, the longer song is slower midtempo (well, at first that is) and has some Darkthronean (read: Celtic Frosty/Hellhammerish) groove too, especially before the first speed-up and during it. Very old schoolish and kind of fun actually. Just a bit meddling with the sound and it'd really hit the spot. The high-energy "Sieg Heils" will probably be an issue to some who might otherwise enjoy the ruckus, but then again a sales point for others. If you enjoy stuff like "Panzerfaust" and aren't averse to some hail victories give this a go.