A heavier, more straight ahead thrash style song with only trace black metal elements it is certainly heavy, but the fire and fury alone does not satisfy and the crucial dark personality injected into earlier Gehenna releases feels more forced on this track than anywhere else on the album. However, whilst the Trail Of Blood - Gehenna - Murder (Cassette itself might not reach the peak of earlier works, the bonus tracks are certainly of interest as they showcase a disintegrating band endeavouring to find their voice veer a selection of alternate versions and instrumental versions.
Most notably both tracks see the final production stripped away and the songs imbued with a much more organic feel. For sure it is not the perfect Gehenna album, Album), but what it does show is a band trying to approach their art from a whole new direction, incorporating a number of new elements and experimenting not just with structure but also sound.
The result was Trail Of Blood - Gehenna - Murder (Cassette album that occasionally moved too far from the original Gehenna sound, but which also threw up some genuinely great moments. Fans of the original will be delighted with this expanded version of the album whilst those who stayed away will benefit Trail Of Blood - Gehenna - Murder (Cassette from listening to the record complete with the sketch-book-bonus-tracks that led to its formation.
The liner notes, whilst somewhat brief, do add to the back story of the record and on the whole this is a re-issue that Gehenna fans will want to own thanks to the excellent additional tracks and overall quality of the package.
This re-issue provides a welcome return to an unfairly overlooked record. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Time limit is exhausted. Sanrabb Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad. Categories : albums Gehenna band albums s black metal album stubs.
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