Holy Death – Abraxas 2xLP
We’re moving back to the early nineties and this time we’re back in Poland. A treasure trove for us anyway, bulging with obscure metal pearls. Also Holy Death belong to these treasures. Probably not under the radar for many, Holy Death are an important part of the 2nd wave of the Polish underground Black Metal movement. Where other bands were desperately creating Norwegian clones, Holy Death focused on their own very offbeat, dramatic and luciferian Black Metal sound. Those who were previously enthusiastic about Taranis will also feel at home here. Holy Death were also able to convince us, so we joined forces to immortalize the legendary “Abraxas” demo on vinyl. With almost an hour of playing time, this is probably much more than just a rough Black Metal basement demo for many. “Abraxas” is violent but also full of mystery. Partly militant but also dramatically seasoned with operatic elements. Heavy/Speed Metal elements as well as ambient interludes round off the work and actually make it a complete full length.
Double vinyl edition including 16-page booklet with interview and photos.