A1: MY DARK SUBCONSCIOUS (4:29); WINGS OF FUNERAL (3:47)
B1: FROM THE DARK (6:00); DISGUSTING SEMLA (3:21).
CATEGORY: METAL | DURATION: 18 MINUTES
Another eighteen minutes of primal metal from the frozen norselands, and one of the first fully-formed blasts from Sweden’s post-Bathory underground. December Moon was a 4-song cassette-only demo by Morbid, a band who disappeared after just one further, less interesting, recording. The hellish vocals on December Moon are by Dead, by all accounts a disturbed, sepulchral individual who next joined Norwegian band Mayhem before finally killing himself by shotgun in 1991; Dead’s multi-tracked impersonation of a possessed psycho-doll on “Disgusting Semla” remains a suitably repugnant moment. With its transitional riffing and percussion haunted by Dead’s graveyard croaking, December Moon points the way forward for Swedish metal in the black ice age to come.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”