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Sacrilege ‎– "Within The Prophecy" Lp + Demos "84-86" 2xLp


(official reissue)

“Within The Prophecy”, a cult record, filling the gap between punk, Thrash and early Death Metal! Sacrilege’s second full-length deserves definitively more affection and attention. As far as we can see, “Within The Prophecy” is one of the few albums that possesses really unique features. By the time this full-length was released, Sacrilege had parted with much of their raw/thrash Punk influence, replacing it with doom metal aspects while not ditching the overall Thrash metal base. That rusty, filthy and massive guitar sound is still there, which acclimates itself quite well to the album’s slower plodding sections, and there’s still some moments when the rhythms kick into high-speed gear, but for the most part this is a mid-tempo affair full of drive with that fat rhythm guitar overwhelming the drums on occasion to the point where the music resonates as slower than it actually is, simply unique.


1. Sight Of The Wise
2. The Captive
3. Winds Of Vengeance
4. Spirit Cry
5. Flight Of The Nazgul
6. The Fear Within
7. Search Eternal


printed inner sleeve

Recorded and mixed at Rich Bitch Studios, Birmingham, December 1986 - January 1987.

label: Hammerheart records, import

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Sacrilege - "Time to Face the Reaper, Demos 84-86" 2xLp

Sacrilege emerged from the UK hardcore scene in the mid 80's. Featuring ex members of Warwound and Varukers, Sacrilege took the UK hardcore sounds of the day (Discharge, Varukers, Icons of Filth, Antisect) and mixed in a combination of powerful thrash and metal. The resulting mix was a high energy metal/hardcore hybrid which quickly stood apart from many of the other bands mixing punk and metal at the time. Sacrilege had the killer combination of epic metal songwriting with Tam's scorching female vocals and the power, passion and intensity of hardcore punk. This double LP compiles all four of the bands demos. The early demos lean much more towards hardcore punk, while the later demos show the metal influence coming in stronger. While a lot of bands who mixed punk with metal didn't have the songwriting ability or talent to write memorable metal songs, Sacrilege were equally adept at playing fierce thrash and heavy, driving metal. This double LP was released with full co operation of the band, remastered for vinyl, with a fold out poster sleeve featuring original artwork from the 80's and photos and flyers rarely, or never before published.

label: Havoc records