Confessor Condemned on Limited Edition LP
Confessor made its mark on the underground metal scene in the late 80's by combining some of the genre's essential elements in a way that no band had attempted yet, and that few, if any have successfully blended since. Once dubbed "the world's most obstinately technical metal band," Confessor never failed to bewilder their fans with ability to follow huge gut-wrenching guitar harmonies and wailing vocals with intricately woven riffs that could not be assigned time signatures.
The band spread their name via three demos, The Secret (1987), Uncontrolled (1988) and Collapse (1990). Earache stepped up and signed the band in 1991. By this time Graham Fry left to be replaced by the group's highly talented guitar tech Ivan Colon. Themes of desolation and unending despair led many to classify Confessor as a doom outfit but the truth was that no term could truly do the band justice. Debut album, Condemned (1991) was carried along by a series of wails and tormented cries supported by technical, dexterous playing that tossed the listener one way, then another.
Confessor stood alone on an island it had created in a sea of redundant, cookie cutter metal bands until putting their instruments down in 1994 and emerging a decade later with the Blueprint Soul EP (2004) and second full-length effort Unraveled (2005) on Season of Mist Records.
Confessor Condemned Track Listing:
2. Prepare Yourself
3. Collapse Into Despair
4. Defining Happiness
7. Eve Of Salvation
8. The Stain