Power of Metal.dk Review

Anthem of Apostacy
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 8 April, 2013
Playing time: 32:01

Not a lot of you will remember this Dutch band, you have to be at least a rather old death metal freak and one that followed the underground scene. On this album you will find the 91 and 92 demos of this band.

I went to the attic and indeed on a dusty shelf I found the 92 demo-tape. A black front with a blood red logo. Songs 4 till 8 are on it in a slightly different order. That promo tape was recorded in Franky's Recordingkitchen and produced by the band. The most known musician in the band was the late Asphyx singer Theo Loomans (RIP). With his brutal and sick vocals he grunts everything to pieces. We always talk about the sickening sound of Martin van Drunen, but Theo was at least second to none. The music on both demos is in Asphyx, Immolation and Sinister style. Sometimes sounding a bit chaotic, but even for today's standards it sounds nice.

This record is a nice homage to Theo and both demos are good enough to be re-released.

01. Plaintive Parallels
02. Anthem of Apostacy
03. Lifelong Imprisonment
04. Insaniac (intro)
05. Mass Chemicide
06. Burdened Sufferance
07. Sanctamonious Godz
08. Where Chaos and Order are One
Label: Vic Records
Distribution: Vic Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 2 May, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/swazafix666