Monday, January 6, 2014
Vlad Tepes - Celtic Poetry (1994)
One of many essential demos put out by this french duo which contains four of the songs that would go on to feature on the legendary split release with Belketre - March To The Black Holocaust. However this incarnation of these songs proves to be even rawer and more aggressive than found on the split release which is obviously a good thing indeed. Through the mountains of distortion and feedback ring through some of the best riffs black metal has to offer coupled with some great songwriting skills, a gem of the french underground and of black metal in general. Fucking essential.