DEATH MASK - Exhumation CD
Deep beneath the Maryland Doom Metal scene in the mid to late 80's DEATH MASK emerged for a short time period. They hardly played that much and went unknown to virtually many Doom Metal collectors because were never able to get this because it was only available as a 6 track demo known as _The Beginning?, and it probably didn't get too far outside the Maryland area (I assume). This is a unique band to say the least, but also a very magical sounding band where there are some moments in the music where your jaw will just drop to the sheer innovativeness of the way they put these riffs and songs together. Influences like ANGEL WITCH, CELTIC FROST, DREAM DEATH, TROUBLE can be heard in their darker / doom-y sounds and in their faster thrash-y parts, there's a heavy VENOM, MOTORHEAD vibe. This band is the definition of HEAVY!