Monday, June 23, 2008

SACRIFICE crest of black demo 7" (1986)

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Lets face it, there was a band named Sacrifice in every shit town back in the day. In the 1980's very little was known about the Japanese metal scene to so many of us here in America. To most of us the extent of what we had heard via metal from the great country was that of Loudness(a melodic power metal band who gained some success in America in the 1980s). Sacrifice were the exact opposite of that, they played a brutal and hellish brand of Venom styled metal that was raw, chunky, and evil sounding. If I'd heard this in 1986, I'd have been floored, and probably dwelved harder into searching for some heavier metal from Japan back then. Unfortunately I did not hear this until around 1989 or 1990. Again my buddy Louis (luke)turned me on to this 11 min demo tape. He'd blast this back to back with the likes of Gism, Gauze, and SOB. The band later released the "crest of black" LP. Many loved it, but to so many of us the rawness of the demo is what helped to make the band so mind blowing. The crude drawing, graphics and artwork were magically diy.
Recently I found a 7" ep boot of this classic demo. Its supposedly limited to 100 copies. Enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/?w2tyafxvjtl

10 comments:

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  2. Whoa, this is awesome! I posted to ask if there was a track missing, but I just realized that both songs are in the same mp3...

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  3. artwork is amazing, thats fakin metal!!!
    axegrinder

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  4. I never got real into the Japanese metal scene either. Funny the first two I can remember hearing of were Sacrifice and Sabbat - both names of pretty well known bands. On one of their records, this Sacrifice even used the exact same font that you can see on the back of the Canucks' "Torment In Fire".

    My favorite Jap metal band/album would have to be Ground Zero - "Gate Of Death". Its got one of the greatest and sickest covers I've ever seen too.

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  5. DON'T HEAR SMALL SOUND!

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  6. Just listening to the previous album I downloaded while downloading this one and when I seen there was only 1 file, I was going to put it in the 'incomplete albums' folder! So thanks for pointing out both songs are in the same file...

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  7. the first track ends at time index 05:10 you can hear a quiet pop noise starting track 2 at 05:11

    I would not recognize this as japanese metal if that I didn't read that!

    Speaking of loudness, some of their newer albums actually weren't that bad... Considering they started as an 80's hair metal band. (most bands from that time don't exist any more, or got real mellowed out)

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  8. i'm sorrry...i can't imagine new loudness could be any good...
    i'd like to see them live though. Nate

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  9. Wow , ive been looking for this jewel for many years , at least i can listen to it now ... Thanks !!!

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  10. AGHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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