Yesterday’s review of the newest album by a classic Death Metal band, Deicide, oddly enough got me thinking about another of my old favorites, Baphomet. The two don’t really sound much alike, so I’m not sure why my half-broken mind made the connection, other than maybe general nostalgia. Baphomet is old-school thrashy Death Metal with deep gutteral vocals and inspires visions and feelings of darkness, maybe that’s what made the connection to Deicide in my head.
Anyway, I’ve always felt that Baphomet’s 1992 album, The Dead Shall Inherit, was an underappreciated classic. We’ve had a post before featuring the album’s opening track, The Suffering, and I’d like to expose you to a couple more from that classic album.
Baphomet formed in Buffalo, New York in 1987 and released several demos and a test pressing of The Dead Shall Inherit before the proper 1992 debut. Shortly after it’s release they changed their name, due to other bands using the same one, to Banished, and released one other album under that moniker in 1994 titled Deliver Me unto Pain.
Banished and the album under that name are fairly recent discoveries for me. I just always thought that Baphomet dissolved into nothingness after The Dead Shall Inherit. I still haven’t gotten around to tracking down the Banished album, which I really need to do, but we’ll sample a tune from it together today, after a couple from TDSI.
We’ll start with Streaks of Blood followed by Infection of Death, before moving on to sampling Banished’s Succumb to the Fear, which I’ve just listened to and oh yeah, it’s fuckin’ sweet. At this point I’m going to leave you with the music and your thoughts.