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CASBAH — “Infinite Pain” demo tape
This four track tape is truly excellent death metal from the land of the rising son. CASBAH is tight and heavy and the lyrics, in English, are of a better quality than your average “rotting corpse” fare. Despite the song titles (“Chain Song”, “No More Slaughter”, “Low Intensity Warfare”, and the title track), the lyrics are not satanic. They’re mostly ambiguous (at least to me!), but I can see some definite political statements. This is something quite original in death-metal. This is absolutely superb thrash. The tape is well produced and lyrics are included. This one is hard to pass up. [TONY]

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987]