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Phlebotomized - Preach Eternal Gospels EP / Immense, Intense, Suspense / Skycontact

Phlebotomized are one of those bands who were barely known by most folk until the age of the intarweb helping to beam quality metal into all our homes. Their music started out pretty much standard doom and gloom death metal in their early days, but in their album period there were many more peeks of weird experimentation and oddness (particularly on 'Skycontact' which is a strange beast - they even made their logo more 'readable' - usually a sign of a band selling out, but not in this case). But, when you have an album with a track called "I Lost My Cookies in the Disco" (which I'm pretty certain originated from Sesame Street), you know something has gone seriously wrong in the brain department. All original early pressings, with the 'Preach Eternal Gospels' EP on the wonderfully named Malodorous Mangled Innards Records label, and the two full length albums on Dutch label Cyber Music.

1 comment:

  1. Got that first ep and album myself; certainly very interesting stuff! A bit like Pan.Thy.Monium.