Saturday, November 21, 2015


The Dysentry Penance
Vic Records
Release: 30 November 2015
Vic Records does it again. This compilation of demos gives insight into the development of Pestilence, Holland’s most loved and known contribution to death metal in the late 80s and early 90s. Depending on with whom you talk, people love “Consuming Impulse,” “Testimony of the Ancients,” “Spheres,” or some other album. However, these demos are something else entirely. This is the early phases of the band. The recordings are rough. The band sounds young and very energetic, playing extreme metal like their lives depended on it. You might hear a bit of their influences, you will hear lots of primal and chaotic execution.
These recordings are from 1987, right before the band’s 1988 debut ‘”Malleus Maleficarum.” Pestilence was always changing, and in these early recordings the band has not yet taken the death metal plunge, instead it’s raw, aggressive thrash, both in the music and vocals. This compilation features notes by Pestilence leader Patrick Mameli.
Recommended for the Pestilence collectors.

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