Today, Signal Rex sets October 13th as the international release date for Megalith Grave’s “From Effigies Past,” a compilation of the band’s super-rare demo tapes. Playing raw putrid black metal exclusively, this one-man band has built up a sizable discography devoted to the darkest past of the ancient black metal underground.
Strictly limited to 200 copies, the “From Effigies Past” CD compiles the demos “Insidious Dark” (2011), “Through Clandestine Thickets” (2012), and “Embittered Isolation” (2013). Totaling 14 tracks in an hour, here Megalith Grave unleashes a torrent of utterly dead, impossibly grim metal done the way in the days before social media and “diehard” vinyl, before the veil of mysticism was pulled back to reveal normal human beings.
2. The Retribution of Life and Death
3. As a Forlorn Shade Drifts
4. In a Time of Darkness and War
5. Decomposing in Memories
6. The Divide Between Unknown Dimensions
7. Coronation In Decay
8. Epoch of Obscurity
9. Decrepit and Forgotten
10. Foreboding Passage to Infinite Truths
11. Embittered Isolation
12. As the Cold Winds Whisper
13. Relentless Animosity Against Human Life
14. Fading Desolate Entity
From Effigies Past by MEGALITH GRAVE