15 hours ago
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Demilich hails from the magical, troll-filled realm of Finland. This is the only album they ever released, and is surprisingly complex and forward thinking. I would put it on par with the same sort of stuff Suffocation and Gorguts were doing in '93, but Demilich sounds like they're doing it while huffing glue in a basement somewhere. The vocals are ridiculously deep and belchy, and the whole album sort of careens from one direction to another at random, like a drunken orc returning home from a long night at the boozer. The ridiculously titled songs sometimes sound weird and out of tune, but somehow it adds to the Demilich mystique; the playing is still spot-on. Sort of like proggy, proto-tech death metal for intoxicated homonculi. Or something.