Monday 21 September 2015

DEMOndays II

ALRIGHT. Following somewhat in a similar vein to last week's post, comes the deathrashing sounds of Melbourne, Australia's Incubus, not be confused with the Brazilian/American band or the great Incubus from Georgia, either.
This is ripping deathrash with pretty Quorthon-esque vocals. Quite what these maniacs were listening to that fuelled this demo is perhaps irrelevant now as this has almost totally vanished into the ether of the metal underworld over the years. I came into contact with this around 2007, not long after the compilation of this released compiling this and the first demo they went on to record under their next guise, Spectral Birth—I will post those at some point as they are both excellent, too.
A few years back, I got in touch with Hushy—who is (was?) part of another great Aussie act, Trench Hell—at his label The Coffins Slave, as they were set to be pressing all three demos to vinyl. Sadly, it never happened and The Coffins Slave is now defunct, so no idea if these will ever see a physical release any time soon, if ever.
So, for now, take a trip into the hellish visions of one of the original Australian bands that surely influenced Vomitor, et al, down to the PERFECT guitar sound. If anyone has a scan of the original cover, please mail it to me!

INCUBUS (Australia) - Sinful Dreams [1987]

1. Demented Lust
2. Retribution
3. Last Agonies
4. Passage of Souls/Sinful Dreams

I am hoping to some degree this post will become "interactive". By this, I mean that most of my files are rips from the internet and some, as killer as the music is, are not very good/high quality recordings. Also, sometimes the artwork is incomplete or low-res. So, what I am asking here is for people to help improve these demos. If you have a better recording, higher-res artwork, info regarding the demo, etc, PLEASE either mail it direct to me here or simply add a link in the comment section. Go on.

DISCLAIMER: If you own the recording and want it removed, please do not be an internet snitch and make a DMCA claim, just email me or leave a comment and I will remove it. Thanks.

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