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Demilich - Nespithe



8.5 | 159 votes |
Release date: 1993
Style: Progressive death metal

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01. When The Sun Drank The Weight Of Water
02. The Sixteenth Six-Tooth Son Of Fourteen Four-Regional Dimensions (Still Unnamed)
03. Inherited Bowel Levitation - Reduced Without Any Effort
04. The Echo (Replacement)
05. The Putrefying Road In The Nineteenth Extremity (...Somewhere Inside The Bowels Of Endlessness...)
06. (Within) The Chamber Of Whispering Eyes
07. And You'll Remain... (In Pieces In Nothingness)
08. Erecshyrinol
09. The Planet That Once Used To Absorb Flesh In Order To Achieve Divinity And Immortality (Suffocated To The Flesh That It Desired...)
10. The Cry
11. Raped Embalmed Beauty Sleep

Additional info
A mention in the booklet reads:
"Absolutely no effects were used on the vocals in any way"

Nespithe means "The Spine", and Erecshyrinol means "No Lyrics Here." They can be decrypted by grouping the letters in three, starting at the end of the word, and reversing the order of those groups.

Reissued by Repulse Records (RPS 014) with "The Four Instructive Tales Of Decomposition" demo as bonus tracks. Unlike the rumor that was going around, Repulse had the band's permission. Demilich only decided to let people download this album because they've never received any payment from the Necropolis reissue. This album was also reissued by Pavement Records. It was reissued again in 2002 by Century Media Records as a digipak with "The Four Instructive Tales Of Decomposition" demo as bonus tracks.

Also released on tape by Sick Records (Poland). This release was licensed by Repulse.

Also released on 12" vinyl and CD by Spanish label Xtreem Music in 2009. It contains no insert and has typos on the back side of the cover. This version was mastered by label owner Dave Rotten at Xtreem Music Masterings in January 2009 (It has the same bonus tracks as the Repulse edition).

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
9.1
It seems so simple. All you have to do in order to acquire a legendary status in the underground Death metal world is this - be unique. It is, apparently, one of the most difficult things of all for many a band these days.

Back to '93. Death metal was still young so it was easier to stand out, I'll give you that, but there were still a couple of bands that did something in those days that nobody was ever able to copy. Not then, not now. One of those bands is the bizarre Demilich. 1993 sees the release of their sole full-length Nesphite (or "The Spine") and to this day it remains an incredible and breath-taking album.

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published 19.12.2009 | Comments (7)

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10.02.2015 - 18:53
Fearmeister
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This just sounds like regular death metal to me
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10.02.2015 - 18:56
!J.O.O.E.!
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I don't think this sounds like regular death metal, seeing as Demilich-ian death metal is practically is own sub-genre because of those atypical, angular riffs (Chthe'ilist, Cosmic Atrophy, Adramalech etc.) For this to be made in in 1993 is pretty avant-garde to me.

But yeah, when did this suddenly get the prog death tag?
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10.02.2015 - 19:00
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
I bet it was a bird of non-avian characteristics............
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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10.02.2015 - 19:01
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by X-Ray Rod on 10.02.2015 at 19:00

I bet it was a bird of non-avian characteristics............

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10.02.2015 - 19:04
Fearmeister
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Written by Guest on 10.02.2015 at 18:56

I don't think this sounds like regular death metal, seeing as Demilich-ian death metal is practically is own sub-genre because of those atypical, angular riffs (Chthe'ilist, Cosmic Atrophy, Adramalech etc.) For this to be made in in 1993 is pretty avant-garde to me.

But yeah, when did this suddenly get the prog death tag?


Well, yea, its not as copied as much as Stockholm Death or Florida Death and it has its own distinct sound to it. I'm just saying that it sounds like regular death in that it doesn't seem either progressive or avant-garde.

Though, if you say that 'for 1993, its avant-garde' then A Blaze In The Northern Sky is avant-garde as well...for 1992.
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10.02.2015 - 19:06
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 10.02.2015 at 19:04

Well, yea, its not as copied as much as Stockholm Death or Florida Death and it has its own distinct sound to it. I'm just saying that it sounds like regular death in that it doesn't seem either progressive or avant-garde.

Well I don't see why Gorguts get the avant-garde tag 5 years after this was made with Obscura. That just seems like a more abrasive version of this to me. Atonality within death metal is pretty avant-garde, and still is, and I can't think of any bands that did it before Demilich.
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10.02.2015 - 19:14
Fearmeister
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Written by Guest on 10.02.2015 at 19:06

Well I don't see why Gorguts get the avant-garde tag 5 years after this was made with Obscura. That just seems like a more abrasive version of this to me. Atonality within death metal is pretty avant-garde, and still is, and I can't think of any bands that did it before Demilich.


Bah, I think my memory was failing me. I'm getting too old. Just put this on again and I'm all like "God, I'm a moron".
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10.02.2015 - 19:20
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 10.02.2015 at 19:14

Bah, I think my memory was failing me. I'm getting too old. Just put this on again and I'm all like "God, I'm a moron".

*pats head*

=P
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21.09.2016 - 21:28
Pupkin

Man, what a voice. Not even Sinatra could do that.
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17.09.2017 - 03:18
Rating: 7
Aries Rising

Great music but the vocals fucking ruin it IMO.
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24.03.2018 - 03:55
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
No no no no no the vocals nail it.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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24.03.2018 - 04:12
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Listened to this again and it's an instant eargasm.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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22.04.2018 - 06:30
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Https://exlimitir.bandcamp.com/releases

For Demilich fans
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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15.01.2020 - 03:20
Rating: 9
chomskeet

I'm ashamed it took me this many years to find this album, outstanding, way ahead of it's time. I do recommend 20th Adversary of Emptiness which has all the tracks on this album but they sound remastered. Most, but not all, of the remasters I like better.
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19.07.2021 - 00:39
Rating: 10
Alakazam
yolo grindset
Anyone finds this Jazzy?
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02.10.2021 - 20:02
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Alakazam on 19.07.2021 at 00:39

Anyone finds this Jazzy?

Some songs remind me of Atheist a lot (minus the vocals obviously), so I'd say yeah. The burpy growling chased me away so many times I couldn't get into this for sooo loong.
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03.10.2021 - 14:19
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

Nespithe aka "The Spine" (or "The Penis") kills. There's just no other death metal album like it, even the demo songs and some of the newer ones from anniversary re-release are awesome.
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05.10.2021 - 12:22
gavdann

I love early death metal but this one has never really done it for me.

Those burpy vocals are just weird and ruin it for me every time I try to listen.
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22.10.2021 - 20:32
Rating: 6
F3ynman2000

Written by gavdann on 05.10.2021 at 12:22

I love early death metal but this one has never really done it for me.

Those burpy vocals are just weird and ruin it for me every time I try to listen.

I agree - it's hard to immerse oneself... the riffs are kind of interestingly weird though
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20.11.2021 - 21:20
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Terrible vocals. Thankfully they’re few and far between. Love the obviously jazz inspired riffing. Been a long time since I’ve listened to this.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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