Adramelech, long viewed as a younger brother to legendary Finnish death metal band Demigod, ride again with the re-issue of their classic Psychostasia on Xtreem Records. Revered for their ability to mix subtle melody with mid-paced death metal rhythms to produce an enveloping sense of pervasive darkness, Adramelech like Demigod found their way into many death metal collections but remained out of the spotlight that favored more dramatic bands.
The new version of Psychostasia features three live tracks, two taken from the Seven EP, and remastering of the original album. According to those who have heard it, this produces a louder but more even sound while preserving the nocturnal atmosphere and menacing ambiguity of the original.
Xtreem Music, a continuation of Repulse Records, continues a long tradition of putting out quality underground releases and now augments that tradition by adding quality re-issues such as this one to its catalog. A new generation of fans — being of the personality type too alert to be fooled by the circus music of metalcore or bore-drone of shoegaze black metal — may discover the majestic power and infernal might of classic Finnish death metal with this release.
- Heroes in Godly Blaze 4:11
- Psychostasia 4:06
- Seance of Shamans 3:27
- The Book of the Worm 6:11
- Thoth (Lord of the Holy Words) 3:10
- Mythic Descendant 4:19
- As the Gods Succumbed 5:02
- Across the Gray Waters 3:59
- Intro – Heroes in Godly Blaze (live) 5:51
- The Sleep of Ishtar (live) 3:56
- Seven (live) 4:18
You can purchase Adramelech – Psychostasia here: