Sunday, February 11, 2018

Cryptic Tales - Anathema (1992)


Crushing Polish death/doom. Ugly, blasting death metal, ethereal epic doom, and a beautifully punishing combination of the two, colored occasionally by ghostly keyboards. It's a demo, but make no mistake: this is a high-water mark for the subgenre.

Track listing:
1. Anathema
2. Steeple of the Nightmare
3. Live in Vinnless
4. In Grave Rotting Is Slowly
5. Voices Inside the Beast
6. Putrid Mutants

There will be only death

More along these lines:
Sempiternal Deathreign -
The Spooky Gloom (1989)
Winter -
Into Darkness (1990)

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