Demilich
Nespithe


5.0
classic

Review

by bassaholica2004 USER (4 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 186 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist


Demilich are:
Antti Koistlnen- Vocals, guitar, bass
Aki Hytonen- Guitar, bass
Mikko Virnes- Drums

Demilich is a very strange band. Aside from track names nearly as long as the lyrics, they have very technical songs all of them are great musicians. The one thing most people note about this band is the vocals. Antti is a very unique vocalist, belting out some of the lowest, sickest vocals you will ever hear.

The guitars are very technical, and very rarely play chords. The bass is also very good, keeping tight with the guitar, but supplies the bottom end when needed. The drums are also a unique quality to the band. While most DM bands have insane, fast-as-hell drums, this guy is different. Most of the drumming is not fast, but moderately paced. However, he does play blastbeats, but they're not very fast. He has great sense of double bass, meaning he knows when to and not to use it, and plays some interesting things.

Standout tracks are:
(Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes
The Echo (Replacement)
Erecshyrinol

(Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes is probably my favorite track. Starts off with double-bass over a cool riff. This goes into a slow, lead-guitar attack part, which is very orgasmic. Everything dies except for drums, then guitar comes in, then bass with vocals. Very good song.

The Echo (Replacement) starts off with guitars, then bass and drums with vocals. The amazing thing about this band is that they are always moving. Every time the pick hits the string, they hit a different note. This is also a cool song.

Erecshyrinol is an instrumental. Actually, there are a few vocal parts, but they are only wierd "ahhhs."

This album has an atmosphere that I've never really experienced before. The album has to be heard in its entirety. The song melt into each other; they are all the same tone and usually the same pace. However, this does not make the album monotonous or boring. In fact, its quite the opposite. To me, it has a very dark feeling. The fact that there is no insane drumming lets the listener concentrate more on the music.

I highly reccomend this album to anyone wanting to listen to some techincal death metal, just getting into DM, or just like atmospherical music. However, if you are really into brutal DM, this probably isn't for you. 5/5


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trainofconsequence (5)
Straight from the bowels of Hell, Demilich bring unforgiving tidings with their lone masterpiece....

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welcome to purgatory...

Travis Marmon (4)
One of death metal's most wonderfully weird albums....


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Stoic
November 6th 2004


161 Comments


[QUOTE=bassaholica2004] This album has an atmosphere that I've never really experienced before[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=bassaholica2004] The fact that there is no insane drumming lets the listener concentrate more on the music[/QUOTE]

Well said!
I like the music but I'm not a big fan of the vocals.

Btw I thought the album was out of print but I found out that there was a century media re-release. Antii gives away the album for free since necropolis didnt give them their money (!) but who gave the permission for and who gets the money from the re-release?

bassaholica2004
November 6th 2004


40 Comments


Yeah, I forgot to say that you can download the entire album. Heres a link.

http://demilich.doesntexist.com/

Enjoy :thumb:

Per Ardua Ad Astra
November 6th 2004


106 Comments


Nice review, i've been wondering what the site was that they had where they gave away the album for free.

I'm going to download some now.

Bartender
Emeritus
November 6th 2004


826 Comments


I will also download some, when I have the time.

Shadows
Moderator
November 6th 2004


2530 Comments


Good review. Any band with 'technical' and 'death metal' in the same sentence deserves my unwanted attention. I'm downloading this as we speak.

LifeInABox
August 20th 2007


3709 Comments


This is quite very good.

blackmilk
August 20th 2007


584 Comments


Not really.

robin2220
August 20th 2007


569 Comments


Wow. This found its way to Sputnik? I samped this a long tim ago and thought the vocals were terrible. The music was good though. You can download this album for free?

Otisbum
August 20th 2007


1912 Comments


Aww. You have to download each song individually?

robin2220
August 20th 2007


569 Comments


I'll pass because I know those frog croaks will get to me.

Otisbum
August 20th 2007


1912 Comments


Wha?

robin2220
August 20th 2007


569 Comments


The vocals are basically the guy speaking with vocal transformer to distort it into a frog voice. There is no range. It's just speaking with this effect. It's not brutal, it's just retarded. Shame because the music is very good for tech death.

Otisbum
August 20th 2007


1912 Comments


Ah. Well that sucks.

I'll still check it out though.

LifeInABox
August 20th 2007


3709 Comments


Not really.
:DThis Message Edited On 08.19.07

JumpTheF**kUp
August 20th 2007


2713 Comments


It's not brutal, it's just retarded. Shame because the music is very good.


How can you not like this just because the vocals are bad? You must totally not 'get' this band, music hating bitch.This Message Edited On 08.20.07

Tyler
Emeritus
August 20th 2007


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The vocals are amazing and no, he's not "speaking with a vocal transformer" he actually performs them. They're very low, burpy growls but they're legit. No effects.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wzojmSFbwMI
This was recorded over a decade after Nespithe and look, he's still doing the vocals. No effects.

FR33L0RD
August 20th 2007


1464 Comments


@JumpTheF**Up
Wow, behave yourself

robin2220
August 20th 2007


569 Comments


Either way they sound terrible. I would still listen to this from time to time but they don't fit the music at all.

masscows
March 14th 2008


2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've recently rediscovered this. I didn't used to like it that much but I really like it alot now after listening to it a few more times...it's so...out there...

Eliminator
March 14th 2008


2067 Comments


yeah the vocals are the best part
i just wish it wasnt so monotonous



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