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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cartilage - Encapsulated Rehearsal (1991)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Finland
Year: 1991

1. To Your Scattered Bodies
2. Portrait of a Deformed Soul
3. Etycle Opus 4 (Return to Infinity)

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Here we have an incredibly rare rehearsal demo from the godly Cartilage. One of the greatest Death Metal bands to grace this earth, not much is known about Cartilage, but that doesn't matter when their music speaks leagues about their legacy.

You'll notice that this demo is a bit different from their other releases in one respect: the vocals. I'm not quite sure what's going on here, but they sound almost like whispers, nothing like those monumental death growls on their other demo and split. However, that's not a problem, seeing as the guitar tone here is suffocating and by far overshadows the vocals. I almost wouldn't have minded if this was strictly instrumental. Still, the riffs are there, and the music is as powerful as ever. Nab this.

NOTE: Songs 2-4 were all combined into a single song, and by listening to the track, I deduced that the "Unknown" track that Metal Archives lists does NOT exist. So I split the track up into two distinguishable songs. That "Unknown" might be the 10 seconds of silence at the end of the last track, but I don't really think that matters. Enjoy all this hard work I did for you!

Haha, I just realized that on the demo art, there is no fourth track, so there you go!


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