sodomatic slaughter


1993. Drawing Down the Moon

is the debut album by band Beherit. It was released in November 1993. The album is notable for its usage of space-like synth sounds and occasional use of computer-altered vocals.

the band formed in 1989 by three young musicians from Rovaniemi, Lapland; vocalist and guitarist Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance (Marko Laiho), bassist Daemon Fornication and drummer Sodomatic Slaughter (Jari Pirinen). The band released three demos the following year and also gathered reputation for their live shows, which included pig heads and goats on stage.

The weird combination of sparse futuristic effects and ancient ritualistic sounding songs give this album a very timeless and demented atmosphere that is very unexpected for music this devoid of subtlety. After many listens I realized that Drawing Down the Moon is not just an ass-kicking metal album but also an evil ambient album that will manage to entertain me for many years to come. this is Beherit’s best-known and most influential album.