Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Here's a demo tape from my youth that was actually made by some friends of mine and my brothers back in the day. Syianic hailed from Rockland County NY and they released this demo in 1987 and a second demo in 1988 that consisted of only 1 song, but what a killer song it is, more on that later. Anyway, the band feature Glenn (guitars), Rodney( drums) and Damon (bass and vocals) who later went on to play with Non-Fiction with Dan Lorenzo of Hades.
Well, that's enough background let's get to the music. The first 1987 demo is complex underground Death/Thrash metal with tons of good riffs, pounding drums and walking bass lines. In 1988 the band went back into the studio looking to improve on the sound quality of the 87 demo and also to take the music to an even more complex place, and what they ended up with is an epic VoiVoid meets Slayer "Hell Awaits" era sounding masterpiece of a song...Dave G.
Click HERE to download the 1987 " The Cross Has Fallen" demo, the 1988 demo and a song from the At War With Self - A Familiar Path cd.
Posted by Dave G at 2:27 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Sanctus at times reminds me of Nuclear Assault, like on the song "Gutter Bitch" and also in parts they remind me of "Wrecking Crew" era Overkill, with vocals that bring Alan Tecchio of Hades to mind. These guys went all out with this very professional demo, which they recorded at Pyramid sound with John Periales, had Glenn Evans record the drums and then they had Rob Wacko Hunter mix. That's a lot of well known dudes mixed up with an unsigned band. This tape is pretty good, but the high pitched vocals are a bit too much at times for me personally.
Unfortunately,based on a search of the Encyclopaedia Metallum website it appears this demo never did lead to a record deal for these thrashers from Glenn Oaks NY.
Posted by Dave G at 8:52 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Here's an old post of a great band. Figured with the new activity on the blog that this post would also fill people in on my background a little bit...Dave G.
I am posting this demo to fill a request for Brian who did some detective work and figured out where I grew up by piecing together little random details about me from my previous posts. For the rest of you I will tell you that I grew up in the burbs of NYC in Rockland County.
Rockland was a pretty normal place to grow up... full of the usual burnouts, jock assholes and rednecks that you find in pretty much everytown U.S.A. The only thing Rockland had going for it was its proximity to NYC...about 30 minutes, so it took little effort to sneak out and hit NYC for some record shopping or to see a good show at Lamours or CBGB etc. Anyway, with this easy exposure to the metal and punk underground it made perfect sense that in a short period of time between say 1985 - 1990 there were probably no less than 10-15 hardcore/metal bands from Rockland who would get together at various small local bars, clubs and VFW halls to play shows, hang out and cause all kinds of trouble lol.
Anyway, after that ridiculously long intro let me tell you that Selective Outrage were one of the, if not the best band of the bunch. I would describe their style as Thrash Discharge if that makes sense. They even cover State Violence / State Control on this demo. The songs are agressive,straight forward and catchy as hell. The vocals and lead guitar work really stand out to me still to this day. Overall this demo rips and I hope some of you enjoy this obscure little gem of a tape.
P.S. Thanks Chris S ( SOR vocalist) for hooking me up with the cd containing all of the Selective Outrage material recorded between 1985-88. Maybe if you blogheads dig this demo I will upload their other demos in the future.
Posted by Dave G at 4:20 PM
Journey / In The Black
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Darkness Can Be Deceptive
Your Life Ends Slut