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Death Courier - Demise

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Best known for the distinctive blend of black metal that emerged from its lands in the late-80s and early-90s, Greece is widely and appropriately recognized as one of the most important historical locations in the evolution of some of the darkest and most obscure music ever created. The bands which are most often credited with the development of this Hellenic metal strain are those such as the great Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia. Less commonly discussed in the same breath, but equally deserving, is Death Courier, who shared the same stage in terms of both period and geography with the three aforementioned bands.

In fact, whereas the other three released their first albums in 1993, Death Courier's debut album, Demise, actually predated them all by a year. Stylistically speaking, the vocal delivery as well as the rhythmically-oriented riffing, as characterized by generous implementation of palm muting, all serve to underscore the connection shared among these bands. However, although they were conceived from the ancient Greek Gods and thusly born into the same lineage, Death Courier's sound exhibits some notable differences which lead them to be categorized somewhat differently than their Hellenic black metal kin.

Specifically, Death Courier could justifiably be more appropriately categorized as a death/thrash band, as opposed to a pure black metal band. Further confirming the band's differing approach, their lyrics explore themes as divergent from black metal norms as the killing of cops (i.e., the original "Copkiller") and biochemical warfare, as in the song "Infected."

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