Marduk - _Glorification_
(Osmose Productions, 1996)
by: Henry Akeley (8 out of 10)
This new five-track EP contains four very cool cover songs, plus a solid remix of one of the best tracks from their latest full-length release. (See my review of that further up the page.) Each of the cover songs is a true blast from the blackened past - yep: the 80s - and together they prove that Marduk can sound awfully wicked, even doing material which is (somewhat) less extreme than their own. The early Destruction track, "Total Disaster", is a killer choice for this band to cover: its super-catchy old school riffs just sound wicked with Marduk's demon rhythm section lashing them along. The two old Piledriver tracks are cool, too, since they show that these grim-faced black metal warriors actually do have a sense of humor! (Anyway, hearing them crank through "Sex with Satan" suggests that much to me.) And I like the Bathory cover, too ("The Return of Darkness and Evil"), even if it doesn't quite measure up to the creepiness of the original. So even though this EP is a bit mild compared to _Heaven Shall Burn..._, it's still some pretty crazy stuff. Totally recommended to fans of the band, and suggested to anyone seeking a short sample of seriously blackened, wild sound.

(article published 11/10/1996)


CHATS
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1/31/2008 J Smit Marduk: Echoes of Decimation
6/10/2007 J Smit Marduk: Hosannas From the Basement of Hell
11/29/2004 J Smit Marduk: The Plague Rages On
3/14/1999 D Rocher Marduk: Far Beyond the Grace of God
ALBUMS
7/1/2012 J Carbon 7.5 Marduk - Serpent Sermon
6/26/2011 J Carbon 6.5 Marduk - Iron Dawn
10/24/2009 J Ulrey 8.5 Marduk - Wormwood
5/1/2007 J Smit 9.5 Marduk - Rom 5:12
11/29/2004 J Smit 8.5 Marduk - Plague Angel
5/13/2001 M Noll 8 Marduk - La Grande Danse Macabre
8/12/1999 D Rocher 9 Marduk - Panzer Division Marduk
4/13/1998 S Hoeltzel 7.5 Marduk - Nightwing
8/12/1997 S Hoeltzel 8 Marduk - Live in Germania
10/11/1996 S Hoeltzel 9 Marduk - Heaven Shall Burn When We Are Gathered
GIGS
12/2/2007 J Smit Marduk / Vreid A Doomsday Celebration
5/13/2001 M Noll Marduk / Mortician / Vader / God Dethroned / Amon Amarth / Mystic Circle / Sinister / ...And Oceans / Bal Sagoth Baptized by Fire and Beer
8/12/2000 M Noll Deicide / Immortal / Cannibal Corpse / Marduk / Vader / Dark Funeral / Hate Eternal / Vomitory There's No Mercy in Satan's Oven
1/15/2000 P Azevedo Marduk / Angelcorpse / Enthroned Night of the Living Corpses
1/15/2000 M Noll Cannibal Corpse / Marduk / Angelcorpse / Aeternus / Defleshed Two Corpses, One God and No Flesh
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