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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Darkseid - The Three Mothers (1996)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: France
Year: 1996

1. The Three Mothers
2. Mater Suspiriorum
3. Mater Lacrimarum
4. Mater Tenebrarum
5. I Tre Iris (Outro)

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Another extremely obscure and rare one-demo band, Darkseid released this "concept demo" in 1996, then disappeared, never to be heard from again. This is an interestingly crafted album, a bit weird at parts, and I'm not quite sure what to think of it, but I'm leaning toward "It's goood". It says so on the demo cover that all the songs are inspired by Dario Argento's Suspiria and Inferno so expect some creepy shit and weird approaches. Probably the most fascinating thing about this album is the guitar tuning. It almost sounds like something that should belong in a Black Metal band, yet plays like Death Metal. Low, guttural vocals saturate the release and create a dark, gloomy atmosphere. Pretty cool demo.


  1. I was lucky enough to have seen this band live in March 1998, they were all masked and wearing some obscure stuffs like Portal (Aus) do, unfortunately I don't have any recording of this Live appearance but I can remember the Slayer cover they performed Live, awesome & unforgettable!

  2. Sounds interesting, but I hope the mediafire link works though.

  3. Link updated.

    I have no idea how these links keep getting deleted...