But, like many bands, they faded away from my attention span, only to reappear a few days ago. The album came with a note, saying "Death Dies returns with an anniversary compilation". Formed in 1995 by Evol members Samael Von Martin and Demian De Saba, Death Dies recorded a split with Satanel in 1998, a 7" the next year and several full length in the years after. Now, the history is celebrated with new recordings of old Death Dies, Evol and Satanel tracks, plus a Rotting Christ cover ('Fgmenth Thy Gift') and an homage to Negatron.
Obviously, this is a must-have for old school black metal fans, containing fierce and brutal but varied and often quite melodic pieces of extreme music. If this album proves anything, it's the fact that Death Dies still has it and that black metal will be strong, vigorous and evil as long as humankind exists. So go ahead, get your hands on a copy of this epos of musical blasphemy and drive another nail in the coffin of Christ.