I'll let this anonymous comment from my Inquisition post over on The Living Doorway this morning do the talking in regards to longtime IllCon favorites Absu:
"... how interesting none of you people knew Inquisition five years ago all of a sudden everyone loves them. has the internet suddently become true or is this just more gay posing. not you specicfcially but yeah. i doubt these people know anything or get metal. if you can listen to "slam" and then inquisiiotn like it's just music you don't know metal. all those bone awl noise black "metal" people - you don't know metal. there is a spirit, there is a common spring from which you can get Saxon and Judas Priest and Inquisition and Arghsoslent and Von and Beherit AND YOUR NOISE METAL CRAP IS NOT FROM THIS. your sledge-hardcore "metal is not from this. "*
So true, so true.
Please enjoy two discs of "noise black sledge-hardcore" B-sides and rarities from the blackest realms of rural Texas, courtesy of Proscriptor, Shaftiel, and company. I usually don't go in for these live/rare/lost track collections, but HOLY SHIT, MAN--these are some DEEP CUTS. Kicks off with that ill jam from the Gummo soundtrack, rips through some siiiick Mayhem and Possessed covers, and ends with some surgically-executed live tunes from the band's heyday. Their proper albums are great, but so far, this is some of the best Absu shit I've ever heard. DEEP CUTS BRO.
Thanks to Brother Gordon for sending this one down the mountain.
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