1/11/13 UPDATE: All links active.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

As I Lay Dying (Aut) - Promo 1995 (1995)

Please go here for a better version of this promo!

Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal
Country: Austria
Year: 1995

1. Impassioned Arousal
2. Magnificence
3. Welter in Carnal Lust

Download at Mediafire
Metal Archives
**Please scrobble the tag as it is and don't change tags so we don't have to associate with the US band! Right now, this band has their own page!**


Almost 15 years have passed since the recording of this dark and enigmatic promo and after a long time spent searching for it, here it is, the elusive promo of the band Visceral Evisceration Changed their name to, As I Lay Dying.

Ever since listening to Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh, I have desperately wanted to hear this; I'd have done anything. Visceral Evisceration's lifespan was just too short. It wasn't fair. I wanted more. Well, dreams came true when this finally surfaced. And let me tell you, it is magnificent. Everything I could have ever expected is here, and more. Maybe you thought they went mainstream after changing their name? Maybe you thought they'd go for a style change or something? HELL NO. This is the same Visceral Evisceration we all know and love.

A self-released demo, the production is not as squeaky clean as on their full-length, but it's hardly noticeable once you start getting into the songs. The male vocals remain, but the female vocals have been nixed. It seems this release focuses a lot on instrumental (especially guitar) prowess and that is exactly what I wanted. Jürgen Hajek is a God among Gods when it comes to the guitar and he really shows it. The beautiful song structures remain, especially in the 7 minute instrumental epic "Magnificence". Very reminiscent of "Knee Deep in Blood I Wade".

Still can't believe it took this long for such a hidden gem to come out of hiding, but holy fucking shit has it been worth the wait. You're going to download this.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry,but the god of gods was still hw9889 who made this music come true...awefully sorry, but the truth has to be told; yours, arrogant Hannes, ha!