"Meditation Among Demons" (Self-produced; 2003)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Septuagint's "Meditation Among Demons" is a two-track promo CD that gives the listener just enough of a taste of the band to decide whether it's to their liking or not. Fans of bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Manowar will probably like what they find here.

Both songs are epic tales of good versus evil, each running over five minutes and featuring throbbing rhythm guitars and blistering leads. Vocalist Cees sounds like a cross between Grim Reaper's Steve Grimmett and Priest's Rob Halford or Tim Owens, giving the songs sobering grimness when necessary and screeching like a banshee when that seems right.

It's difficult to judge any band from just two songs, but Septuagint's "Meditation Among Demons" is enough to let you know if the band is what you need for your metal fix.

By the way, the band's name, "Septuagint," is the pre-Christian Greek version of the Old Testament. I looked it up.

Septuagint: Andrew - guitar; Pepijn - bass; Cees - vocals; Berry - drums; Mike - guitar.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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