Pure Blood Doom, the notoriously hard to find second album by elite Finnish death metal band Adramelech, has been scheduled for re-release on cd and limited vinyl courtesy of Nuclear Abominations Records. According to the press-release, hungry customers can expect “new, remastered sound and new, improved layout and cover by artist Turkka Rantanen who already drew the original art”.
This definitely good news for those who didn’t have the opportunity to pick up one of the finest death metal releases of the late-1990s back in the day. However, while there is no reason to doubt the good-will of the label in question, the idea of “enhancing” a piece of art by sound-tweaking, re-packaging and other industry tricks leaves a bad aftertaste. At least there’s no mention of digipaks, or let alone bonus-tracks tucked on to the end to disrupt the overall listening experience. More information about the release is available at Nuclear Abomination’s website or Bandcamp.