Atilla Csihar – The Beast of…

up_032904_atillaf1Fans of Attila’s deranged and infinitely complex vocal style will revel in the fact that he has finally found a home for his career retrospective compilation. The Beast of Attila Csihar is full of obscure album and demo tracks from the various bands that he has been involved in dating all the way back to the early years of Tormentor. Enveloped in a design born in the mind of Stephen O’Malley, many exclusive pictures have finally found their way into public site and the artistic presentation perfectly matches Attila’s abstract way of singing. From exclusive Tormentor tracks dating back to 1988, alternate recordings from the De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas session, to his performances in Plasma Pool, Annal Nathrakh and even the new and very promising Italian project known as Korog, Attila has given us all a chilling glimpse into his creative productivity that has spanned well over a decade, along with his own personal comments on each song. The track listing is as follows:
Aborym – Out of Shell (2003)
Plasma Pool – Chanceless Religion (1992 Live)
Tormentor – Heaven (1988)
Korog – Worshipping of Current (2002)
Annal Nathrakh – Atavism (Remix)
Mayhem – Cursed For Eternity (Alternate Mix 1993)
Plasma Pool – Story of Flying (1992)
Professor Fate – Ghost Dance
Limbonic “Jam” Art – Serpently Inspired (Spontaneous Jamming 2001)
Emperor – Funeral Fog (1999)
Plasma Pool – False the Saints (1991)
Aborym – Here is No God (2000)
Mayhem – Freezing Moon (Alternate Mix 1993)
Tormentor – Trance (1988)
Bonus MP3 – SUNN O)) – Decay – The Symptoms of Kali Yuga (2002)
Sincerely, every track on this comp is a gem, with my all time favorite Attila performances going to the godly industrial work from Plasma Pool (Attila will be re-releasing PP’s hard to find debut on his own label, Saturnus Productions soon – and of course Mayhem. It is very interesting to have all his projects in one place and it makes me feel even more compelled to complete my Attila collection. This is a great CD from one of extreme music’s most important and amazing vocalists, with only one other singer above him, and undoubtedly one of his major influences, Skinny Puppy’s Ogre… No one can hold a candle to this mans talent. – Marty

~ by martyworm on January 2, 2009.

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