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1.32 | 16 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Lord of Mortal Pestilence 07:34
2. Memento Mori 07:21
3. In the Name of the Father 09:04
4. Echoes of Terror 05:19

Total Time 29:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Darren White / vocals
- Jamie Cavanagh / bass, vocals
- John Douglas / drums
- Danny Cavanagh / lead guitars
- Vincent Cavanagh / guitars

Releases information

Self released demo tape, November 1990

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ANATHEMA An Iliad of Woes ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (56%)

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Review by TCat
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1 stars This is Anathema's demo that includes 4 songs that were never released in any other way. It is totally black/doom metal with 100% growling vocals and heavy instrumentals. The recording is not very good and, even though there are hints to the greatness they would later achieve with some better than normal compositions, it gets really old by the time you get only half way through the 2nd track. The tracks are long, but don't offer much in the way of dynamics or variety, it's just loud with a lot of rhythmic changes. Not an enjoyable listen, but it is interesting from a historic viewpoint because it is their early attempts at becoming the great band they would later be.

Stay away from this unless you are an avid fan and you need everything they have recorded no matter how bad it is. All others should check out their later work which is much better.

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1 stars My cassette player and the even worse 10 years old cassette demo has been brougth into action again. As far as I gather, noone of the songs from the demo, Anathema's debut recording, has been included in one of the Anathema albums. I can understand why. The music is a mix of death metal and ... (read more)

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