GNOSTIC - USA

Bloodwars Of Heretic Supremacy - 2003 - Ordealis
Evoking The Demon - 2004 - Ordealis


  
 
Members

S= Thronspawn>>OBLITERATOR
G= NECROGHOUL
B= INFERNO
D= LORD VISTIGIUM



History

Gnostic was formed in 1997 by Obliterator and Necroghoul in San Antonio. The former had earlier left Thornspawn due to a conflict with his former band-mates. The act was soon joined by Lord Vistigium and Inferno and chose to call its style brutal fucking war metal. The band immediately recorded a demo entitled Vistigium De Monasterion. It opened for Malevolent Creation, Jungle Rot, Cannibal Corpse and others.
In 1998 Gnostic recorded a demo called BloodWars Of Heretic Supremacy. A promo called Necrobliteration followed in 1999. The last two demos were issued in CDR format through Goat Production in early 1999. A EP called Necrodawn was promised, but did not materialize due to the bankruptcy of Goat Production. Instead the Texans signed to Realm Of Darkness for a four-way split-CD called Lead Us Into War And Final Glory. The label intended to release Gnostic's CD next, but succumbed to bankruptcy. In the meanwhile, Rancor Records was contracted to rerelease the band's early demos. The band instead signed to the French Ordealis label for two albums - after issuing the band's vinyl - and issued its album through its new deal in early 2004.

Reviews

GNOSTIC - EVOKING THE DEMON - ORDEALIS
There comes a time in the brutality sweepstakes when too much rawness and crudeness is, well, too much. Evoking The Demon, with its played-live-on-a-four-track-recorder sound, is simply offensive. The cacophony and savagery on this disc makes Bestial Warlust seem positively serene in comparison, but that is not a good thing in this case. Apart from the bad sound, Gnostic has banal riffs, suspect drumming and silly samples lifted off Hollywood movies. Come on now, guys! A CD like this can help one achieve many goals (ditch a girlfriend who has overstayed her welcome, coerce the live-in maid into divorce, get one fired from the miserable torture someone called a job, etc.), but on a musical level this is plain terrible. - Ali "The Metallian"




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