Gloom Immemorial Re-Issue - SCHWARZES 2-Vinyl
|Genre||Death Metal, Doom Metal|
Hooded Menace high quality compilation “Gloom Immemorial” finally available on 2-LP!
What we love about this compilation is that it’s not one of these boring best off type of stuff, but a gathering of all songs that were published on rare vinyl releases that Hooded Menace put out during the last 15 years. So, in case you had no chance to buy any or all of these 7”s or splits (that go for high prices these days) this compilation is a chance for you to hear some more splendid stuff from these masters of horror.
All songs are presented in chronological order, so... The feast begins with two songs which also ended up on the debut album of Hooded Menace “Fulfill the Curse”, but recorded in different versions the year before the album was recorded. We all love how Hooded Menace combines heavy, Doomy riffage with that gloomy, horror atmosphere and some melody. And of course their Doom is strongly infected with old school Death Metal, so this is also why the music of Hooded Menace speaks to many of you so well. Later there’s some stuff from the split with Anima Morte, splits with Coffins, Asphyx and Ilsa.
All in all, we have to say that “Gloom Immemorial” is a fantastic compilation of rare stuff from one of the best Doom/Death Metal bands ever. We would love to have them all as originals, as playing such music in vinyl format is simply pure magic and it always give you a special feeling, but if you cannot have what you want, you will be very happy with this substitute. The band and the label took it all seriously and came up with a fantastic booklet, which shows you each original release in details - with lyrics, original artwork and band photographs from that era. It cannot be done better, so this is just a near-perfection type of release with 75 minutes of horror soundtrack on a killer 2-LP.
01 Fulfill the Curse
02 The Eyeless Horde
03 A Decay of Mind and Flesh
04 The Haunted Ossuary
05 I, Devil Master
06 Catacombs of the Graceless
07 Abode of the Grotesque
08 Instruments of Eternal Damnation
09 Chasm of the Wraith
10 The Creeping Flesh
11 Monuments of Misery
12 Celestial Dissection