October 10 – Review by Stefan – MESSIAH – FRACMONT (High Roller Records / Soulfood / Sure Shot Worx)

Today I want to talk about a Swiss band that experienced a lot of fame, especially in the 80s, with the release of two legendary albums “Hymn To Abramelin” (’86) and “Extreme Cold Weather” (’87). Messiah delivered the goods in extreme Metal, together with other pioneers such as Celtic Frost/Hellhammer they were at the helm of the European Death/Thrash Metal movement. The further course of their career went by trial and error, several times they were stopped for an indefinite period of time but each time they returned to the scene recording three more albums released through Noise Records; “Choir Of Horrors” (’91), “Rotten Perish” (’92) and “Underground”, released two years later on. Good efforts, all in all I prefer their first two works which can be defined as milestones in their career. I don’t dare profiling myself as a fervent supporter of their style but I was still proud to add these LPs to my collection back in the day. We were young and collecting Metal music in all its facets was a priority in the eighties, and many years later to the present day. READ MORE…