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Monday, October 5, 2009

Cremation - Quilquish Septicemia (1989)

Note: Artwork unavailable

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Sweden
Year: 1989

1. The Embalming (Intro)
2. Cremation
3. Quilquish Septicemia
4. Remains of Death
5. Evil Dead (Death cover)
6. The Scattering (Outro)

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I'm constantly digging around for really old school stuff, so when I came across this 1989 hidden gem, I was quite pleased. This was originally recorded as a rehearsal, then sort of half-officially released as a demo. The sound isn't too bad, but, as with most rehearsals, the vocals are really muffled and barely audible. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since they can sometimes be downright pants-shittingly scary, especially when the vocalist really lets loose a primitive shriek like at 3:18 in the song "Cremation" and the beginning of the title track.

Often flirting with Doom, there are slow, ambling sections, but also thrashy paced up-beat parts with lively riffs. Demos like these are my favorite because instrumentation is focused on a lot more, instead of being overpowered with vocals. You're free to bask in the great guitarwork here. Recommended.

3 comments:

  1. Really funny to see people still find these tapes, I don`t even have a copy of my own anymore.


    //Jonas
    1 of the members of Cremation

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  2. Hey Jonas! Thanks for stopping by!

    I hate to bombard you with questions, but you're literally the first person to surface with any knowledge whatsoever about this band, other than this dub.

    Any chance you could provide any names or artwork? It would be much appreciated!

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  3. one of my favorites recordings from the tape-trading days!

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