Saturday, 4 February 2017
#152 Daemon - Ignis Fatuus
I really wish I had some information on this band to provide you all with, other than the skeletal Metal-Archives blurb. Unfortunately, the 25 years since this demo was released haven't been terribly kind, and Daemon is a long-forgotten group.
Listening to this demo, I'd be happy to file Daemon under ""Melodic Doom", with a touch of Gothic, and a small bit of Black metal". It starts off a little bit more akin to how Scandinavian BM sounded in 1992, but quickly segues into something more Sludgy and Romanesque - the penultimate track features an appealing female lead vocal, and the Outro is certainly appreciated.
This reminds me quite highly of the material by peninsula neighbours, Summon the Spirits, although I hold StS in huge regard.
This is a classic case of a demo showing, and sounding like its age. There's clearly appeal here, and although mileage and results may vary heavily, there's no doubt in my mind that this release will be appreciated by all of you, if nothing else, at least for the effort and time taken to post it.
I enjoy doing this, I really do.