Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mysteries

Formed in 1992, Mysteries were one of Poland's first Black Metal bands. They only released three extremely rare demos but it was enough to launch what would become one of the most potent scenes in Eastern Europe. The first of these demos was the brilliantly titled In The Dark and Sodomy, and like so many of these early Black Metal artifacts, the sound is reminiscent of Hellhammer, Beherit, and punk, also reminds me quite a bit of Hearse favorites, Verivala. This is precisely the sort of Black Metal the world is lacking today. No beauty, no introspection, no tremolo picking, no forest romanticism, just hate and shitty gear, what more do you need really?

13 comments:

harry bozack said...

Eastern hate supremacy! Hail shit ridden equipment and japan guitars.

pavel said...

as i scrolled down seeing first the band logo, then the dude's picture, then the title, then the description, this album got more and more awesome. now to listen!

p.s. did the guy name himself Samoth? i'm pretty sure that one's taken...

Anonymous said...

Sodomites take u back

Owen said...

Poland got me interested, hate and shitty gear made it irresistible.

Anonymous said...

DAMN I WISH YOU WOULD PLAY DRUMS WITH ME..
you ever need a warm place to lay
your more than welcome to crash family (ludicra)included
thanks for all the uploads

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Vill said...

This is the epitome of your blog. A shitty black metal demo, good to listen to once or twice. Once in the morning on my computer and again on my I-pod after work on the bus.

ido said...

I should definitely check this out, considering how much I love HELLHAMMER and BEHERIT. Have been listening to "Drawing Down the Moon" and "Engram" a lot lately. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

please post the other two demos if you ever come across them!! I needs it! has this stuff ever been reissued, or are there any tips out there of a possible distro that has this stuff collecting dust?? please post links if there are any known. SUPER THANKS!!

kevinass said...

1.In the Dark and Sodomy 05:55
2.Sabbath in Forest's Silence 5:29
3.Tonight the Child of the Horned One Was Born 03:01
4.Place of Death for Warriors 05:42

kevinass said...

I dunno...the above song list goes to this http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?htelzyq2zyx demo of mysteries...coupla same songs, one faster and longer...who know...both great though

Tanners666 said...

Missed this post originally, but damn this is good shit! Do you have the other two demos to post?

Afzes said...

Personally, I enjoy their '93 rehearsal a bit more. Still this is good stuff.

AstralReality said...

Hey man, are you sure you uploaded the right thing here? I say that for two reasons, one because the track lengths here are completely different from the ones at metal-archives. And two because the music doesn't fit your description at all. Very early Burzum worship like a lost Wigrid demo, no sign of Beherit or Hellhammer. I ask because I really like this demo and wanna review it but I wanna make sure I'm writing about the right thing first!