Compilation of the two Blackdeath's early EPs: "Totentanz" split with Mortifera and "Totentanz II" split with Leviathan. The material here has the primitive aggression like "Bottomless armageddon" and previous albums, but upon closer listening you'll find the riffs and song writing are slowly morphing into their later sound as heard on "Vortex" and "Katharsis" albums. Sounding strangely removed from a natural, organic sound, these songs are the last Blackdeath songs to feature drum computer and combined with the atypical melodies and sounds with hysterical and possessed vocals give the whole an unhuman aura that is uncanny.
Digipack CD released winter 2015/2016.
released December 1, 2015
Abysslooker - guitars, bass, vocals at 9th track
Para Bellum - vocals (except 9th track)
Tracks 1, 3, 5-7 were recorded and mixed in Sound Line Studio in June-July 2004
Tracks 2, 4, 8, 9 were recorded and mixed in Abysslooker's studio in February 2005
Mastered in February 2014 by Arjan Peeks
All music by Abysslooker
All lyrics by Para Bellum (except 2, 4 & 9 by Abysslooker)
All paintings by Polar Maya (except the sigil of Lucifer from the Grimorium Verum)
Absolutely strong, black and bitter, like a cup of good old coffee or a properly packed pipe of strong tobacco. The album won't let you go unless you listen through it since the very first minute to the very last one, sunken in the frozen obsydian abyss. 10/10. lanserger22