Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Холостой Выстрел - Тотальный исход

This is some dark, nasty Russian death metal from the early 90s. Once again, being Russian, this isn't something I have a ton of information on. The band formed in the late 80s, and released 3 recordings: 1 demo in 1990 and another in 1991 and then this LP in 1993. Copies of the LP aren't super hard to come by for a reasonable price if you're patient, but for those of you who don't want to wait months for a copy to show up, I figured I'd post an upload of it here.

Metal from the former Soviet Union still seems to be unexplored territory for a lot of metal heads. It's not easy to digest because most of the information on it is not in English, and it's not super easy to find outside of those countries. I'm certainly not an expert either, but this is definitely one of the true gems of the Russian metal that I've heard.



_ said...

Ha, I literally just bought a copy of this on ebay 'cos I couldn't find it online then it appears on my blogger feed. It wasn't expensive, probabley because (as you say) it is fairly unexplored territory in the West. It's not easy finding this cyrillic stuff online so kudos for posting it.

Carlzilla said...

Yeah, the language barrier is one of the biggest things that keeps me from just diving in to the former Soviet bloc's metal scene. It's just too hard for an outsider to really get the hang of, not only because of the language, but the entirely different alphabet as well.