Mekong Delta

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Thrash Metal band formed in the middle 80' with members from other bands,some of the names used on their releases was pseudonyms to protect their true identities.The band founder was also the AAARRG records owner,the bassist Ralph Hubert,a.k.a. "Bjorn Eklund".The other musicians came from the bands Rage and Living Death.
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Albums

Mekong Delta - Mekong Delta album art Mekong Delta Mekong Delta (Album) Aaarrg Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - The Music Of Erich Zann album art Mekong Delta The Music Of Erich Zann (Album) Aaarrg Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - The Principle Of Doubt album art Mekong Delta The Principle Of Doubt (Album) Aaarrg Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Dances Of Death (And Other Walking Shadows) album art Mekong Delta Dances Of Death (And Other Walking Shadows) (Album) Aaarrg Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Live At An Exhibition album art Mekong Delta Live At An Exhibition (Album) Metal Machine Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Kaleidoscope album art Mekong Delta Kaleidoscope (Album) Intercord Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Visions Fugitives album art Mekong Delta Visions Fugitives (Album) Bullet Proof Records Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Pictures At An Exhibition album art Mekong Delta Pictures At An Exhibition (Album) Bullet Proof Records, Bullet Proof Records, Bullet Proof Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
ZARDOZ 9718 Mekong Delta - Pictures At An Exhibition (Melong Delta • The CD-Rom) album art Mekong Delta Pictures At An Exhibition (Melong Delta • The CD-Rom)(CD-ROM) Zardoz Music ZARDOZ 9718 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Lurking Fear album art Mekong Delta Lurking Fear (Album) AFM Records Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Wanderer On The Edge Of Time album art Mekong Delta Wanderer On The Edge Of Time (Album) Aaarrg Records Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly album art Mekong Delta In A Mirror Darkly (Album) Steamhammer Germany 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AAARRG 8 Mekong Delta - The Gnom album art Mekong Delta The Gnom(12", Pic) AAARRG Records AAARRG 8 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Toccata album art Mekong Delta Toccata (Maxi) Aaarrg Records Austria 1989 Sell This Version
IRS 988.047 Mekong Delta - Dance On A Volcano album art Mekong Delta Dance On A Volcano(CD, Maxi, Promo) Intercord Record Service IRS 988.047 Germany 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

TECP-25547 Mekong Delta - Mekong Delta / The Music Of Erich Zann album art Mekong Delta Mekong Delta / The Music Of Erich Zann(CD, Comp) Aaarrg Records, Metal Mania TECP-25547 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
TECP-25494 Mekong Delta - The Principle Of Doubt + Toccata album art Mekong Delta The Principle Of Doubt + Toccata(CD, Comp) Aaarrg Records, Metal Mania TECP-25494 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Mekong Delta - Classics album art Mekong Delta Classics (Comp) Aaarrg Records, Major Records International, Major Records International Germany 1993 Sell This Version
223132-311 Mekong Delta - The Principle Of Doubt album art Mekong Delta The Principle Of Doubt(2xCD, Comp, Dig) Ambitions 223132-311 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SPV 260222 CD Mekong Delta - Intersections album art Mekong Delta Intersections(CD, Album, Comp) Steamhammer SPV 260222 CD Germany 2012 Sell This Version
MWR 011-16, MWR 012-16 Mekong Delta - Early Albums + More Pt. I & II Collector's Box Set album art Mekong Delta Early Albums + More Pt. I & II Collector's Box Set(Box, Album, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RM, S/Edition, 2x) Metal Ways Records MWR 011-16, MWR 012-16 Mexico 2016 Sell This Version
MWR 011-16 Mekong Delta - Early Albums + More Pt. I album art Mekong Delta Early Albums + More Pt. I(2xCD, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RM, S/Edition) Metal Ways Records MWR 011-16 Mexico 2016 Sell This Version
MWR 012-16 Mekong Delta - Early Albums + More Pt. II album art Mekong Delta Early Albums + More Pt. II(2xCD, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RM, S/Edition) Metal Ways Records MWR 012-16 Mexico 2016 Sell This Version

Videos

1010 Mekong Delta - Live In Frankfurt - Batschkapp 1991 album art Mekong Delta Live In Frankfurt - Batschkapp 1991(DVD-V, NTSC) Zardoz Music 1010 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Reviews

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poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

August 25, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
I don't know if they're underrated 'cause i don't know what they're rated as but this band is very distinguished in my collection. Heroically progressiv, odd-meters and intelligent writing shine like chrome in candlelight, yet the advanced techniques ar naturally composed, not forced difficulty for its own sake as one may see in the regrettable scourge of mathrock convertz. Also, this is exemplary neoclassical speedmetal which galvanizes the (for some listeners) hard-to-dinstinguish discrepancies between THRASH and SPEEDMETAL; although there is a considerable cross-over in the agenda and methodology of THOSE TWO (contemporaneous) styles, the difference is largely CLASS-derived, with the middle-classy blue-collary correlary corotid artery o' THRASH claiming the vast majority of adherents and new enlistees, and being the most liked and emulated by non-metallic audiences (more likely to be sampled by hip hop etc) it's intermediate level of expertise longing to apotheosis into SPEEDMETAL's disdainful enforcement of an aristocratic severity that expects virtusostic turns of phrase, special techniques involving wikkedness, a mor stringent degree of proficiency and loftier aspiration. High Pokes after dark. Even certain historically irreverent stripes of speedmetal ar pure-bred specimens of the finest pedigree stylistically mandatory neoclassical contempt in the graceful serving to you of lacy Antoinette's cake thy wooden-toothed swine don't deserv. THUS doth SPECIFIKALLY NEOKLASSIKAL bands like MEKONG DELTA be an even or uneven (FURTHER) konsolidation of that elderly impetus.
Extremity seeks to augment its intel by abusing KONTRAS' and rexamining detailed forms in a mercyless unlight.
Sehr zukunft moglichkeiten HIGH-quality thinking man's heavy metal without the LOSS -of-BALLS zo of'en mutually exklusiv with intellectual content. THIS BAD-ASS GERMAN BAND's rendition and subsequent tumescent (amplification) of the (unincidentally) mega-genius writing of B. Herrmann's (German-American) arco-violins-as-jabbing-blade-in-rhythm-with-gout-of-blood incidental score from Hitchcock's "Psycho" is a zenith in neoclassical extreme metal, strangely, i am not sure composer Bernard is even credited on the notes for the album on which MEKONG's impeccably-tasted rip-off steels away with your heart.
This band is also notable for being anomalously adept in their ability to proportion harmony and cacophony; a superlativ antagonyn ov thy KONSONANT and thou DISSONANT so that the FORMER benefits as thornier / the LATTER seems relatively palatable (?!). they hav a highly developed chordal vocabulary that reframes the conventions of the idiom so rote forms seem novel at the same time that cologne does not disguise the consensual beer-breath, (considered a staple in zee black forest), ov INTREPID intervalic relationships from a galaxy far far away, YET so at home within the native worterbuch of MEKONG DELTA's terra firma .

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