So it’s finally here! I have been waiting for a release like this one for a long time now, a compilation of all Damien‘s officially released demos and their 12″ Requiem For The Dead, i have had their demos on mp3 on my computer for a long time so it’s about time that someone released it on vinyl!
Damien was a thrash metal band from Uppsala Sweden formed back in early 80’s and dissolved in 1989 just a year after the release of their first and only vinyl, the 3-track 12″ Requiem For The Dead. The first thing you think of when you see the album is that the label, To The Death, really have put some time and effort into the release, it looks really good and comes in a nice foldout cover and you also get a booklet wich have lots of pictures of flyers, democovers etc and you also get some interviews from various magazines along with a foreword by Teddy Möller from Uppsala’s thrashmetallers F.K.Ü.
The second thing that hits me is when i listen to the album, the sound is very good! I have listening to the demos i have on my computer several times before but i can’t remember them sounding this good. This is the die hard version on splatter vinyl limited and handnumbered to 100 copies. If you are into old school thrashmetal you should check out Damien. There are also another Damien compilation in the making, that one will feature demos that was never officially released and is being planned for late this year on To The Death Records…. can’t wait!
Side A: Egypt eyes, Death awaits, Hammer of the gods, Free as the wind, The watcher, In for the kill
Side B: The damnation, Onslaught without mercy, Tales of osiris, I’m your nightmare, Pounding the world
Side C: Memorandum, Rest in pieces, Soldier of death, Hell on earth, One must die
Side D: Hide and seek, Final day, Not a pleasant way to die, Death is part of the process, Knights of the realm, Knights of the realm