OBSCURITY - DAMNATION'S PRIDE - SCARLET/ NECROPOLIS
Courtesy of the new Necropolis licensing deal with Scarlet and Black Sun here comes a CD originally released circa 1985 to complete inattention. Seemingly, now with the reunion of the band and the imminent release of a new album, the label has CDified this album and released it to the masses (or the last 500 people who care about the metal underground). Titles like Fallen Arches and in the Watches of the Night might give you other ideas, but make no mistake; these Swedes are a bunch of Venom clones. In fact, Venom officially named them 'Venom ambassadors to Sweden' in 1986 (just kidding), but there isn't much here that wasn't done in a better fashion on At War With Satan or the much (wrongly) maligned Possessed album from venom. - Ali "The Metallian"