Saturday, August 1, 2009
Embalmed Souls - Journey Through Bizarre (1997)
Genre: Death Metal
1. Inheritance Of The False Image
2. The Future Of Thousand Years
3. Dimension of Torment
4. Torturing The Minds
5. The Tale Of Sacred Ignorance
6. Cry Before Die
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Embalmed Souls were another band who, unfortunately, were unable to make it past the demo process, for whatever reason. In fact, their existence spans from 1990 until the present. Who knows why they couldn't find the time to record a proper release, but, frankly, I don't care, seeing as how the three demos I'm posting are solid, top-notch old school Death Metal. It's a fucking crime that these guys aren't more well-known and I'm amazed at how such an obscure band, garnering ZERO attention over almost 20 years stays motivated and continues to churn out such impressive work! It should also be worth noting that these demos aren't just one or two short songs, but quite long and all above 20 minutes, with this one exceeding 38 minutes in length!
This particular demo has a very omnious sound. They do the whole "dark" thing quite well and I feel like I'm hurriedly roaming endless corridors in a dungeon, while something is hunting me down. Can't quite put my finger on it, but that's the beauty of this demo; it's dark and enigmatic. A sense of impending doom is ever-looming. Riffing is done very well to help with this atmosphere and the vocals are (while lost in the mix a bit) what you'd expect when walking in on a demon with his head bowed, and a smile slowly creeping across his face, his eyes hidden in darkness...
Come, let darkness devour your soul...