|Review: Bestial Death - Suicide of the Immortal|
|Suicide of the Immortal|
Label: Israhellbanger Records
Year released: 2010
Originally released in: 1986
Review online: May 6, 2011
Reviewed by: Lior "Steinmetal" Stein
for:Suicide of the Immortal
Rated 3/5 (60%) (7 Votes)
Israel has never been a metal stronghold in the way Europe, North and South America are. I'm sure that's partly because we don't have any metal gods, as it were, and no blueprint for bands starting out to follow. Back in the 80s we had the extreme band Salem and also the first tentative steps of Bestial Death.
Bestial Death were only active for 5 years, playing a Death/Thrash style similar to Sepultura and early Possessed. Their 1986 demo, Suicide of the Immortal, showed something wicked was forming in Tel Aviv. If recorded properly, it may very well have given Israel its own Sepultura and Troops of Doom.
To be honest, I don't agree with re-releasing this material. Intended only for friends of the band when it was "released" back in 86, it was very poorly recorded. There are far too many disturbances and white noise is present throughout. Even remastering isn't going to clean this up. As for the songs, there are some promising moments, but overall they are quite repetitive.
I can certainly imagine my review being different if this didn't sound like a low quality, storage room recording. I like that fact that there are labels willing to try and preserve music as it was originally recorded, but this is one that should have stayed a memory.
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