DEMILICH — 20th Adversary Of Emptiness (review)

DEMILICH — 20th Adversary Of Emptiness album cover Boxset / Compilation · 2014 · Technical Death Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Just when you thought DEMILICH had lived up to their band name and transported themselves to another plane of existence, they return on this 20th anniversary release celebrating the release of their one and only full album “Nespithe.” Here they have unleashed upon us a remastered boxed set of their entire output in a way that every band should. 20TH ADVERSARY OF EMPTINESS is a nightmare come true containing not only the remastered rerelease of “Nespithe” but also the four demos completely remastered as well: “Regurgitation Of Blood,” “The Four Instructive Tales… Of Decomposition,” “…Somewhere Inside The Bowels Of Endlessness” and “The Echo.” It wouldn’t be a proper box set without a few new tracks unavailable anywhere else and they include three new tracks called the “Vanishing Sessions” from their brief comeback in 2006.

The double disc set i possess is chock full of detailed liner notes including an interview with DEMILICH founder and head deviant Antti Boman. The package is also lavishly graced with an entirely new album cover depicting the same grotesque world as seen on “Nespithe” The new cover is also from Turkka Rantanen but worry not for the original “Nespithe” cover is on the inside of the packaging obscured only by CD1 upon which it exists. The remastering job is excellently done and breaths new life into the 20 plus year recordings making them sound fresh and dynamic. Box sets rarely get the job done as well as this one. Not only is this the perfect one-stop shop to acquire DEMILICH’s entire output but they also released several collectors items such as a 3LP set limited to 1000 copies with 150 on transparent blood red vinyl, 350 on transparent gloomy green vinyl and 500 on good old-fashioned black vinyl. Maybe not quite as exciting as a full-fledged new album but a perfect release of this unique band’s entire history.
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