Sunday, October 29, 2017
Merciless Death - Sick Sanctities (1993)
Their first demo "Eternal Condemnation" sounded quite stunning already, and proved that Merciless Death deserves wider attention in the extreme scene. After the long break it seemed like they didn't lose anything from their intensiveness, "Sick Sanctities" was updated to the actual death metal tendencies, as the second demo, "Holocaust" predicted. The thrash basics remained, and the actual influences turned their music way more aggressive. Suddenly appearing light melodies compensing the speed of their music by creating a contrast. It's not a young rebel band anymore that could be heard on this album, but skillful musicians. Even though "Sick Sanctities" came out a bit late, it belongs to the cult classics of the early '90s.