Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lantern - Virgin Taste of Damnation (Demo 2008)

Band: Lantern
Album: Virgin Taste of Damnation
Genre: Death metal
Year: 2008
Origin: Finland
Label: Self-released

Lantern formed from the ashes of Cacodaemon, who sound a bit more traditional than Lantern. I had believed that these had been long out of print, as the second demo which was released this year is already out of print...but was surprised to find a copy of this tape in a distro in France. This stuff has a sound all of it's own in my opinion. It's as moody as death metal can possibly get. If you could call a bands sound obscure, this would be that band and that sound. The overall volume on the mix is a bit low (I've fixed that problem in the mp3s found here on my blog), but the recording it self is solid.

I couldn't find this anywhere on the web, and multiple requests to have it uploaded where ignored, so when I got my copy, I promptly set out to digitize this stuff to share this amazing band. The band has a CD coming out either at the tail end of this year, or the beginning of next, so keep an eye on their website for more info on the upcoming CD.