Title: Year of the goat
Label: Century Media
Morbid is as classic death metal as you can ever get, with only one demo (well, two acutally but i don’t really care about the stuff after Pelle/Dead left the band) this band have made it into death metal supreme. There are several reasons for that, one big reason (or two) is the bands that was after Morbid split up, Pelle (aka Dead) went on to join norweigan blackmetal band Mayhem, and some of the remaining Morbid members went on to form Nihilist, wich later became Entombed. And if you have the slightest interest in death metal you know how important these bands are to the scene.
The thing i mostly like about the “December Moon” recording, and Morbid in general is the quality of the songs, and offcourse Pelle/Dead’s uniqe vocal style, a style that noone have ever came near of ever since, even though many have tried and failed.
On this record, or compilation i should say, you find the classig Morbid demo “December Moon”, rehersal tracks and three live recordings split up onto 3 vinyls. You also get a nice booklet with information and lyrics, and all is packed in a very luxury fold-out cover boxset. The live recordings are one from Birkagåren and you get two shows from Ultrahuset, on in November and one from April.
The “December Moon” demo have been remastered and it sound amazing! If you have any of the Morbid bootlegs released before with these songs i anyway highly recomend you to upgrade to this release, it’s well worth it. The live shows have some varied quality but the best one is the “Live at Birkagården” i think.
If you are into death metal this record is a must have. It’s also avilable on Cd.
Side A: “December moon demo” My dark subconscious, Wings of funeral, From the dark, Disgusting semla
Side B: “Rehersal trax” My dark subsonscious, Wings of funeral, Tragic dream/From the dark, Citythrasher, Deathexecution, Disgusting semla
Side C: “Live at birkagården 1” Intro, my dark subconsious, deathexecution, Wings of funeral, Citytrasher
Side D: “Live at birkagården 2” Necredead, Tragic dream, Disgusting semla, From the dark
Side E: “Live at ultra November” Wings of funeral, Deathexecution, From the dark, Necrodead, Disgusting semla
Side F: “Live ultra April” Wings of funeral, Citythrasher, Deathexecution, My dark subconsious, Necredead