The Meads Of Asphodel - Damascus Steel


8.3 | 33 votes |
Release date: 31 October 2005
Style: Experimental black metal

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01. Psalm 666 (Intro)
02. Creed Of Abraham
03. Hollow Womb Of Suicide
04. Sword Of The East [Hawkwind cover]
05. Satanic Black Nubian Pharaohs
06. Wonderful World [Louis Armstrong cover]
07. The Gods Who Mock Us
08. Behold The Kindred Battle Carcasses Strewn Across The Bloodied Dunes Of Gilgamesh Mute In The Frenzied Clamour Of Deaths Rolling Tongue And Ravenous Bursting Steel
09. Beyond Death And Darkness

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Released on: Supernal Records

Staff review by
Apothecary
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How many times have you listened to a band and been irritated at the fact that their music doesn't seem to properly reflect the themes set by their lyrics? It can happen a lot, and coming from both a writing and a musical background, I tend to have a pretty dismissive (that is, snobby) attitude towards bands that fail to maintain a strong unity between the two. Fortunately for The Meads Of Asphodel, this has never been a problem, and their bizarre blend of black metal has always seen its topics of Christian and Middle Eastern history augmented by a careful choice of instruments and compositional structure. Damascus Steel, the band's third album, sits at an interesting point in their discography, both continuing upon the path set by their previous material, while also exploring some more sophisticated, perhaps bolder territory.

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05.12.2012 - 20:45
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 19:25
Damascus Steel is excellent though.

Damn right it is (I'm not drooling over this band as much as you though... but definitely enjoyed this album).

Oh... I almost forgot

This cover >>>>>>>>>>>> The Original

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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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05.12.2012 - 20:48
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Yeah it's a great cover and an example of how to conduct a cover properly.
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05.12.2012 - 20:51
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 20:48
an example of how to conduct a cover properly.


Which in this case means "Rape the meaning of the original song completely". Fuck yeah.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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25.08.2013 - 10:10
esw1026
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.12.2012 at 20:45

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.12.2012 at 19:25
Damascus Steel is excellent though.

Damn right it is (I'm not drooling over this band as much as you though... but definitely enjoyed this album).

Oh... I almost forgot

This cover >>>>>>>>>>>> The Original




Ha ha ha!! Intriguing cover ever... I've got to check this album seriously.
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Yoda rocks!!!
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