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Review: Nosce Tiepsum - Demos MMII
Nosce Tiepsum
Demos MMII

Label: Independent
Year released: 2002
Duration: 48:15
Tracks: 13
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: March 29, 2003
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Demos MMII

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This CD is pretty difficult to review - it is a collection of demo material and some live tracks, and unsurprisingly this little gathering lacks coherence when taken as a whole. There are, however, quite a few good tracks among the 13 presented here, including a cover of Iron Maiden's "The Prophecy" (from 7th Son.) It's always weird to hear a Maiden song performed with non-clean vocals, but this is a hell of a lot better than the "Hallowed Be Thy Name" cover by Crap of Filth. Anyway, Nosce Tiepsum are from Tasmania, Australia and their music can best be described as death/doom with some occasional grind thrown in. The vocals vary for deep guttural growls (the type I usually call "puking-your-breakfast-vocals") to more stomachable lighter growls with some black-ish raspy vocals too - in other words, while one may not like the vocals on a particular song, it's entirely possible to love the ones on the next song - remember, this is a collection of demo, and there's a lot of variety both vocally and musically, so anyone who can stand non-clean vocals has a chance of finding at least a couple of songs to their liking here. The sound quality also varies, overall pretty good with a couple of lesser quality songs, but nothing I would file under "suck" - this is a pretty good band. A good display of the band's capabilities, and I would like to see them release a real, more focused full-length album. In the meantime, this demo gives a good idea of what they can accomplish.

It's a shame that in this day and age -at least at the time of writing- the band has no web presence whatsoever. They can be contacted by e-mail at

Track Listing:
  1. Intro
  2. Pus From Stone
  3. Witchcraft By A Picture
  4. (Let Us) Do Or Die
  5. The Dead Prophet
  6. The Burial Of Love
  7. My Last Will And Testament
  8. Dreams
  9. Nosce Tiepsum (Live)
  10. The Journey
  11. The Prophecy (Maiden cover)
  12. Were I A King
  13. Outro
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