Sulphurous ‎– Demo XII

Serpent Pulse ‎– S.P.-MC01
Cassette, Single Sided, Limited Edition, Numbered, C66


A1 The Gnawing Darkness
A2 Voices...



Pressing info:
1st press limited to 50 hand-numbered single-sided dubbed tapes with white cover [this entry]
2nd press limited to 100 pro-tapes with red cover, with the same program repeating on both sides
3rd press limited to 100 pro-tapes with black cover, with the same program repeating on both sides

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Sulphurous Demo XII(2xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Sulphurous Self-released) none 2012
S.P.-MC01 Sulphurous Demo XII(Cass, Ltd) Serpent Pulse S.P.-MC01 Denmark 2012 Sell This Version
S.P.-MC01 Sulphurous Demo XII(Cass, Ltd, Bla) Serpent Pulse S.P.-MC01 Denmark 2012 Sell This Version


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November 20, 2014
This new Danish band plays Death metal in an old fashion, but contrary to many new projects their style has no influence from Swedish death, they are closer to end 80's/ beginning 90's dark satanic genres, and their music is also faster even if slower moments regularly appear.
There's something from old MORBID ANGEL in the tremolo riffs, leads, and some atmospheres (I'm rather quoting the recordings before "Altars of madness"), with some moments that could remind the nice heavier ENCABULOS (The "Dark divinity" Demo 98), some INCANTATION (Not in the most doomy manner), something of Gene Palubicki's guitar-riffing
(I would rather quote Blasphemic Cruelty than Angel Corpse which is too brutal for a comparison, even if the first is too thrashy), a bit of BLOODY SIGN (Around the first album), the whole with a quite "bloody" atmosphere with a dark red color.
There's also something of an "occult" black death touch in the atmosphere and few riffs, an impression that's quite strongly enhanced by the quite dark vocals closer to (Roughly) old Incantation/ Vasaeleth,
I think it wouldn't particularly feel this way if it was only for the music.
If I had to choose between those two songs, I would prefer the first one: It is faster and globally contains riffs that sound more "convinced"/ "inspired from the inside".
While some tremolo riffs are quite interesting and some leads sound nice, I find some guitars to be a bit easy in the black/ death genre,
and everything isn't focused on the inverted cross.
For a first demo it's not bad, it contains an atmosphere and shows some underground qualities that might develop into something conveying more blood resonance.
Scourge the autochthons, for more blood shall be served upon the altar.