Power of Metal.dk Review

Old Funeral
Our Condolences 1988 - 1992
Style: Death/Black Metal
Release date: 15 February, 2013
Playing time: 48:27 + 48:38

I was really struggling to see why anyone would want to put this out until I started researching a bit.

I mean, these are really shitty quality recordings and, to be honest, especially the live material on the first disc is an embarrassment to demand people's hard-earned cash for.

Then I found out that Varg Vikernes, Abbath and Jørn Inge Tunsberg (formerly of Immortal and now of Hades Almighty) played in the band! Lo and behold! Now I see reason in the madness.

Did they ever play in the band at the same time, though? No, not really, but still...

Next question: And would it make this music better if they had? That would have to be a big an resounding 'NO!' Shitty music is shitty music no matter who made it.

To be fair, the second disc has music on it which shows some potential. The style is a thrash inspired, groovy kind of death metal, some of them with growl, some with a near-black metal vocal. The sound is a slightly better demo sound than the disc one material, but still, I'd venture any day that your money is better spent on practically anything else out there on the market, unless of course you're a hellbent fan of anything Vikernes, Abbath or Tunsberg came near. It should be obvious by now that I do definitely not belong in that category of music lovers.

Next, please.

Disc 1
01. Intro
02. Aphis
03. Hell
04. Grandma Is a Zombie
05. Persecuted by Death
06. Disgusting Kind of Love
07. The Day of Judgement
08. Judged by Appearance (Agathocles cover)
09. Haunted
10. Skin and Bone
11. Abduction of Limbs
12. Devoured Carcass
13. Nocturnal Hell (Slaughter cover)
14. Incantation

Disc 2
01. Abduction of Limbs
02. Annoying Individual
03. Skin and Bone
04. Haunted
05. Incantation
06. Devoured Carcass
07. Forced to Be Lost
08. Alone Walking
09. Lyktemenn
10. Into Hades
11. My Tyrant Grace
12. Devoured Carcass (live at Hulen 1991)
Label: Soulseller Records
Promotion: SureShot Worx
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 31 March, 2013