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Black Sanctuary

by Genocide (Nippon)

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Doomsday 04:29
Gibakurei 03:12


The 80's Japan Heavy Metal scene is loaded with a ton of great bands and some of those bands are some of the very best bands in the world. To keep it simple this re-issue is for all the die-hard MERCYFUL FATE fans out there. There are very few vocalists in the world that have what I like to call an acrobatic ability. When I think of some of the best vocalists out there with that ability there are 3 names that spring to mind; King Diamond, which we all know, Jonathon Stewart (from SLAUTER XSTROYES and ENERGY VAMPIRES), which some of us know, and the guy in this band (GENOCIDE (Nippon), Toshihiro Takeuchi. Talk about dynamics, this guy has it all; melodic, imagination, crazy, high falsetto, and he does it in English and Japanese in the same song. That's not all this band is good for though. The guitar players here are unbelievable! They've got an amazing style like Denner and Shermann once had back in the early MERCYFUL FATE days and a lot of their sound has a Doomy feel to it also. This is one of the very best hidden gems in all of Japan and I can strongly say that this is top 1-5 records (depending on my mood) of all-time that came out of that country. This re-issue will include re-issue artwork requested by the band and I can honestly say it's one of the best Japanese looking metal album cover I've seen to this day. A big thank you goes out to Nicola Solieri for providing this amazing cover. Don't worry nerds, I'll provide the original cover on the flip side of the booklet. Expect a re-mastered sound with a booklet of photos, lyrics, and a full band history from the 70's to today.


CD 1

1. Doomsday
2. A Bullet In The Wrong Heart
3. Last Confusion
4. Landscape Of Life
5. Black Sanctuary
6. Midnight (Come She Will)
7. Silently Falling
8. Living Legend

CD 2

1. Doomsday [Demo]
2. Midnight (Come She Will) [Demo]
3. Last Confusion [Demo]
4. Living Legend [Demo]
5. Black Sanctuary [Demo]
6. A Bullet In The Wrong Heart [Demo]


released May 24, 2013


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