Saturday, June 19, 2010


Okay so here we have a demo from 1988 by Wotan. There are a shitload of Wotans out there. This was one of the Wotans from Italy...but this particular one gave us Welcome to the Asgard Kingdom. It starts off with a burning fire and some chanting and then kicks off the first song with epic speed metal and a gang vocal chorus. Things really kick of on track 3 where the guitar work gets to shine through. The singer gives some decent power metal vox but he gets gruff, raspy and tired sounding at times, like he's going to pass out. This is a good thing and only adds to the character of this awesome little gem. The drumming is pretty straightforward and it does its job well enough. It's obscure music like this which keeps me wanting to blog and scour other blogs to find stuff just as good. The riffs and leads on this are very cool. I'm pretty sure this isn't the demo cover but it fits, so there you have it...I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.