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The classic underground

The classic underground
January 19, 2008, 12:41:25 PM
Thanks to longtime ANUS/TURD member Vile Scent, I have a heap of old demos on my desk. Some of these I remember well, others I'm glad to see pass along into eternity.

For your enjoyment, I've uploaded a sampling of originals:

Dark Reign - Mayhemic States (1989) has members of Imprecation and other current Texas dm/bm bands. It's morbid, occult death metal that defines itself.

dead horse - Death Rides a Dead Horse is a hand-labeled, original demo including cassette label by Mike Haaga. Original, ecclectic Texas thrash.

Aftershock - Up From The Ashes exemplifies the speed metal/quasi-death metal hybrids floating around at the time of Metallica's And Justice for All. If you like Demolition Hammer, it's similar.

I hope you enjoy these. And, if you like what we do here at ANUS/CORRUPT, consider joining our contributors mailing list and helping out writing, creating visual art, blogging, promoting and gaining political mainstream acceptance of our ideas.

Re: The classic underground
February 03, 2008, 01:43:54 PM
So, ah, just to follow up:

( ) This thread was useful to me
( ) What a neat idea, the bands sucked
( ) Idea was poorly executed, bands were great
( ) The past is dead, and so is Mayhem
( ) Belongs in audiofile only
( ) WTF I can't find these on metal4dummies

Thanks for your feedback, all 368 of you who viewed the thread.


chrstphrbnntt

Re: The classic underground
February 03, 2008, 02:13:13 PM
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So, ah, just to follow up:

(x) This thread was useful to me
( ) What a neat idea, the bands sucked
( ) Idea was poorly executed, bands were great
( ) The past is dead, and so is Mayhem
( ) Belongs in audiofile only
( ) WTF I can't find these on metal4dummies

Thanks for your feedback, all 368 of you who viewed the thread.


Mayhemic States was my favorite of the three, as I've been enjoying Imprecation lately, too.

You said "sampling" -- are there any more demos that aren't floating around upload sites already that are worth hearing from said heap?

Re: The classic underground
February 03, 2008, 04:46:19 PM
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( ) This thread was useful to me
(1/2) What a neat idea, the bands sucked
(1/2) Idea was poorly executed, bands were great


It was a good idea. You need reviews to go along with it, and cover scans, and promotion.

The material was good, not great, except the dead horse, and that's already out there. Still this is the best rip I've found of it.

Re: The classic underground
February 03, 2008, 08:32:29 PM
(X) This thread was useful to me
( ) What a neat idea, the bands sucked
( ) Idea was poorly executed, bands were great
( ) The past is dead, and so is Mayhem
( ) Belongs in audiofile only
( ) WTF I can't find these on metal4dummies
(X) Satan kissed my dog

Re: The classic underground
February 05, 2008, 07:58:41 AM
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creating visual art


What sort of visual art are you talking here? Design type imagery, or actual illustrations? The latter I would be interested in helping with, the former I'm not so good at.

Re: The classic underground
February 08, 2008, 04:14:50 AM
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So, ah, just to follow up:

(x) This thread was useful to me
( ) What a neat idea, the bands sucked
( ) Idea was poorly executed, bands were great
( ) The past is dead, and so is Mayhem
( ) Belongs in audiofile only
( ) WTF I can't find these on metal4dummies

Thanks for your feedback, all 368 of you who viewed the thread.



It's definitely good to hear some of the underground of yesterday that I didn't get the chance (wasn't born yet) to hear. Didn't expect anything brilliant, so on that note I thought Dark Reign was pretty impressive. I think the idea would have been better with top notch, dedicated bands that just didn't make it out of the demo/comp zone for whatever reason.