Dama Pik>>PIK>>Credo - GERMANY

The Heritage Of Past Gods – 1999 - Mighty


  
 
Members

S= Sweet Killer, Solo>>HEINRICH ‘HENRY’ DAMIAN BECK>>Solo, Kat
G= KRZYSZTOF ‘CHRISTOPH’ BLASZAK>>Thora
B= IRENEUSZ HENZEL>>Thora
D= JANUSZ KORZEŃ>>Thora
K= KRZYSZTOF ‘CHRISTOPH’ BLASZAK



History

This band was a gothic and doom metal band called Dama Pik from 1985 to 1988. This act was founded and operated in Poland. The band became Pik in Germany in 1990 two years after since Daniel had moved to Germany (then West Germany) and broken up Dama Pik, which had in fact begun recording an album, as a consequence. The band was active between 1990 and 1992 after Blaszak appeared on stage at a show for H.D. Beck Project. The act returned from 1996 to 2002 before continuing as Credo. The Mysterious Stones demo was issued in 1996 and Mankind – The Unsuccessful Experiment demo in 1997.

The Heritage Of Past Gods was the debut and issued by Mighty Music in 1999. The songs addressed mankind’s blind faith in an imaginary god. The follow-up, The Rotten Fruit Of Mercy, was a 2001 demo. Following Credo three members ended up in Thora.

Pik is Polish for ‘spade.’

Reviews

PIK - THE HERITAGE OF PAST GODS - MIGHTY
There is nothing worse than a bunch of Polish guys living in Germany and signed to a Danish label. OK, that might not be serious, but this album is nowhere near as good as the biography claims it to be. First and foremost, the Mighty men might be old acquaintances, but with a slogan like "we'll still be metal when you have short hair, an ugly wife and work 9 to 5" one would expect something slightly more metallic than this from the label. It is still early days for the label and this already is barely metal. Pik's members' girlfriends probably become easier to handle when listening to the keyboard passages, but vocalist Heinrich Beck's impression of a drunkard Messiah Marcolin behind the microphone results in an uneven overall impression. When it comes to atmospheric doom bands like this, the line between cheap imitation and misguided intention is as thin as Daniela Pestova's waist and PIK (which actually stands for Polish Interested in Denmark) certainly demonstrate how easy it is to jump the fence either way. - Ali "The Metallian"



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