CAVERNE – DES TRÉFONDS DU HAUT BOIS LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Caverne - Des Tréfonds du Haut BoisI was keen to hear / own a copy of ‘Des Tréfonds Du Haut Bois’ when it was initially released – but not anxious enough to purchase a cassette. I assumed I’d missed out on a potential gem due to my growing dislike of tapes (too many bad experiences with them sound-wise…), so imagine my joy when I heard that IBP was reissuing both of Caverne’s demos on vinyl!

There are 35 minutes of wonderful underground, medieval Black Metal to be found on here, all the work of one gifted individual who operates under the moniker of Amertume, for the sake of his art at least.

Nothing about this record is mere demo quality; to the contrary, ‘Des Tréfonds Du Haut Bois’ can stand toe to toe with most full-lengths proper – shitting all over many better-established names – and is a spirited example of how the greatest releases often come from pretty much nowhere. Insert included with lyrics (in French).

Evilometer: 555/666