Sunday, January 15, 2012

Damaar - "Triumph Through Spears of Sacrilege" [2006]

Artist: Damaar (دمار)
Title: Triumph Through Spears of Sacrilege
Genre: Black Metal
Country: Lebanon
Release date: 2006

Track List:
  1. فسق
  2. Preaching for Mass Suicide
  3. The Goatphoenix
  4. Desecration (Blasphemy cover)
  5. Ode to Blasphemy (Onward to the Gates of Mekka)

One more Lebanese band who knows how to play really brutal black metal! As far as I know, the name "Damaar" means "Destruction" in Arabic, and they haven't released anything beside this 2006 demo (they seem to have relocated to Australia after 2006 Israeli-Lebanese war, and then split up). Anyway, the demo is just great, and definitely recommended to any fan of extreme metal.

"While most bands fantasize about war and glorify violence they have never witnessed; Damaar hail from Lebanon (formed in 2004) where war perpetually looms. Furthermore, Damaar’s devotion to metal can hardly be questioned. In order to protect themselves from retaliation by the government, they were forced to distribute their demo by mp3 rather than tape or CD. Thus in the face powerful religious zealots, Damaar persisted in pursuing its evil directives. After relocating to Australia, Damaar was able to finally send out a proper (non-mp3) master and collect artwork for the vinyl release of their demo on NWN! This assault is pure aural bestial blasphemy in the style of Black Witchery, Revenge and others. Conceptually, Damaar invoke anti-religious warfare towards all those weak and feeble-minded followers of all false gods. The band is currently inactive following its move to Australia and its future is uncertain"


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