Friday, September 14, 2012


I've posted a couple of times about Repugnant. Flawless, classic Swedish death metal. Of all of their stuff I'd say that this record "Hecatomb" is their outright best material. Originally unleashed as a 7" back in 1999 by To The Death Records, to be followed in reissue as a 12" by Unveiling The Wicked the following year, those original version often sell for upwards of $100, a price that I have never been able to bring myself to pay. Luckily, Hammerheart Records decided to reissue the EP as a 12" again this year. Mine is on red wax, I think a clear version was pressed also. Compared to the bands brilliant full length, "Epitome Of Darkness", this thing is considerably rougher in nature. One song from here went on to be re-recorded for that album, but a couple of the other songs could arguably be their best material no contest, namely the track "Rapturous Genocide". That song didn't actually appear on the original 7" version, it was only introduced to the vinyl format via the first 12" reissue after it's first incarnation on their early "Spawn Of Pure Malevolence" demo tape. It's a fantastic song that progresses through various stages and styles. Plenty of blasts, plenty of tremolo picking. They also manage to include a Celtic Frost cover here too, and they pull it off surprisingly well. Very happy to finally own this one, though I'd love to get my hands on an original 7" version too.

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