Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Exitus-Statutum Est Hominibus Mori

Svart Records

Well, well, well what do we have here? Cult metal from Finland? Oh yeah! And this one is a golden oldie of the most wicked of forms...hybrid metal. More to the point this one is part doom, part death and part thrash and all kinds of epic evilness! It's screwy to think that this was the sole release from Finnish act Exitus as it's so damn good! Originally this was released back in 1990 and as demo to boot! Mostly it was passed along through the metal underground of the day which is quite remarkable in and of itself considering this was in a day and age before the Internet and there was only about 300 copies made to begin with. Now this band, which was only in existence from 1989 to 1990, is getting another shot at fame thanks to the folks at Svart Records. The promo material states that this one is "an absolute must for fans of Dream Death, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Candlemass" and I couldn't agree more! Musically these guys fit in well with those kinds of bands thanks to their dark and dismal take of thrash-heavy doom metal. For this re-release the 30 minute demo has been remastered so, while it still retains it's cool underground vibe, it's easily accessible thanks to some well-achieved fine-tuning. Svart Records is making this re-release available on vinyl with gatefold covers and it will come with an additional bonus CD-EP featuring ultra-rare, unreleased live and rehearsal tracks! This one is a limited-edition run with 350 copies available in black and 150 available in gold so it's best not to twiddle your fingers if you've interested in this piece of history!

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