I never heard this band under their former moniker, Baphomet, but after
getting this 7", I plan to
get all the stuff they released under both names. This is rather
obscure/underrated old-school death metal.
This material particularly, calls to mind the first Grave album for some
reason. Maybe it's the drum sound. Maybe not.
The vocals aren't as deep, more mid-range, but well-done. Competent
drumming and guitar/bass playing shows that this band
have (or had) what it takes to get noticed in the underground. This band
rages, pure and simple. Unfortunately, there are
only two songs on here: "Enter the Confines" and "Altered Minds". However,
they're both very worthy.
As with just about any old-school death, there are touches of blast and
good amounts of deathly groove, the only good
kind of groove. Word has it the band broke up after releasing their first
full-length as Banished, on Peaceville.
In my opinion, this is quite a loss to the death metal scene.
© 1999 goden