Saturday, August 22, 2009

Leviathan [NY] - Legions of The Undead (1987)

I've been meaning to upload this little gem for about three months now, and have only just now gotten around to it. Goddamn, I'm a good procrastinator.

Leviathan (Not to be confused with the 11 other bands of that name also listed on the metal archives) was a short lived American thrash metal band formed in Buffalo, New York, by a young, pre-Cannibal Corpse Chris Barnes, guitarist Mike Green, a drummer by the name of Angelo Lococo, and a few guys who later went on to play for Malevolent Creation. On this demo they played relatively brutal, death-ish, thrash much in the vein of contemporaries Morbid Saint and Dark Angel, without perhaps the maturity of either band. Yes, I just invoked those names, but that's not what's really important here.
What *is*, are the riffs- the riffs are what make this little morsel release one of my most-played thrash demos of all time. They are energetic. They are heavy. They are catchy. They are intense. And they are fucking everywhere.
Oh, and chances are you've neeeeeever heard Barnes like this. [*waits for Don Doty comparisons*]

(If there is a better rip of this anywhere on the internets, I've not heard it.)


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