Dolorvotre - Dolorvotre
2. Brilliant Brightness
4. Worship Black Twilight
6. Treasure Of Sin
7. Carrion Of Immortality
or so you might think.
but this is a rip of the dismal cursings pro-tape press from 2012 and it sounds, compared to the other rip circulating, like a completely different album.
crepusculo negro isn't known for their recording (nor dubbing) quality, and their original version of this tape is mixed so poorly and covered in such thick static that it's barely listenable.
then dismal cursings came along and released their own version for europe featuring "improved" sound and it really is a substantial improvement. obviously, this basement recording hasn't been transformed into some over-polished studio garbage, but it certainly sounds a hell of a lot better than before. more importantly, it's a hell of a lot more pleasant to listen to and thus much more enjoyable.
while I certainly don't think this album was crepusculo negro's highpoint - that honor belongs to either arizmenda tape and/or the ashdautas split with bone awl - it's arguably their most important and well-known, which makes it an essential listen. and it's never sounded better.
on a side note, I certainly do NOT condone crepusculo negro's actions with regard to their mailorder policies and personal lives, and if those two things are enough to turn you off the label, well, I don't blame you. but this is, nevertheless, an important album in the modern USBM scene, so everyone should at least have the option to check it out.
I believe this version is still available straight from the label, but they're in belgium so shipping might break the bank for anyone in the US. they also have copies their version of the second arizmenda tape that also features "improved" sound, and I think I read somewhere that they have cassette versions of the first three portal albums in the works, as well as elysian blaze's "blood geometry," so definitely keep an eye out for those in the (near?) future.
there are also two copies for sale on discogs, so do your best to pick this one up in its most listenable form.
UPDATE: mike from fallen empire has informed me that he's got copies of this one in stock. so now you really have no excuse not to pick it up.
(buy a copy from fallen empire.)
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