All of a sudden the case full of CD’s came to be reviewed. There was no choice but to take heart and start to do those reviews. Compilation 2CD devolved to me. First - The Grimoire Of Exalted Deeds vol.2.
Without Grief is what we’ve got here right from the start. They roll upon us their Swedish death metal in song The Last Days from 1997. Protest is something different with their sophisticated death mixed with something...? (Nothing for my ears.)
However, Abazagorath soothe my ears much better. Guitar-shaving and evil vocals supported by grumbling bass. Slovak band Lunatic Gods follows with song Death But Free. The band is well known in our lands so there’s no need to add anything else. Next one is Enochian and we’ve got an opportunity to relish that pagan black metal from Ostrava in thing called The Troll Song. A little pacification comes with Within Temptation from Holland. They killed this record radically with female vocals and slow passages. I am really sorry but I just can’t stand five minutes of something like this.
Such Fifth Reason from Sweden, who specify their style as dark progressive metal, cheered me up and have really good ideas apparently. (Damn, singing reminds me of something. Vocalist Messiah Marcolin, indeed.)
Chacha, chacha, bow-backed gravedigger got started his buggy and Incantation kicked up this record with their death metal. What a pity this song has worse sound than the foregoing ones. (W.T. could change the sound composedly). Another hunk on the record is Sarepta from Germany with swaying song Inner Guide. They describe their music as thrash core. Next jump and Ritual is what we’ve got here with their assorted black metal. If you like nicely recited ass kickin‘ hard core, then Slovak Editor is something just for you. They will pump you up and prepare for German pagan black metal presented by Menhir.
We draw forward again to Judas Iscariot, they play a bit harder and roll their black metal on and on. Pyrexia switched the points to death core and next band – Astral - will enwind your souls with nigritude. Finally Die Apokalyptischen Reiter comes at the close of the compilation with song Metal Will Never Die from their first CD Soft And Stronger released in 1997.