Demilich have deservedly become one of the most legendary bands to emerge from the Finnish metal underground. While they are obscure in the grand scheme of things, they are well known in the metal underground and probably need no introduction to most underground death metal fans as they could be considered one of the most important bands in codifying the "dissonant and technical" strain of death metal alongside Quebec's Gorguts.
The sheer experimentation of this music represents a progression of the genre of death metal that has seldom been equalled elsewhere, and the music is much more complex than it first appears on the surface.
The band was created in Kuopio, Finland during 1990, established by vocalist / guitarist Antti Boman, bass player Jussi Teräsvirta plus drummer Mikko Virnes. The cassette demos 'Regurgitation of Blood' and 'The Four Instructive Tales... Of Decomposition' surfaced the following year, after which Barathrum guitarist Aki Hytönen was added to the roster. '...Somewhere Inside the Bowels of Endlessness...' followed in 1992. In February 1993, Demilich released their debut album, 'Nespithe' which has later become an underground classic. The band initially disbanded in 1993, but was resurrected in 2005-2006 again in 2010 and now active since 2014 with an American tour under their belt among several festival performances.
The band's live performance is consistently fantastic; this is demanding material from a technical standpoint and the four members of Demilich are more than up to the challenge of performing it.
This music genuinely sounds like it was composed and performed by aliens!
» Spectral Voice (US) (Death Metal / Doom)
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