DN: 25 Years Today: SAMAEL – From the Dark to Black demo

Born from the depth of my brain
In eternal blasphemy
Morbid Metal!

SAMAEL closed 1989 with this demo. A trio of songs The Dark / Morbid Metal / Knowledge of the Ancient Kingdom (that’s how they’re ordered on this video anyway). Rough, but the songs seem to be fully formed. Early black metal with real HELLHAMMER devotion!

In March the following year they entered Taurus Studio to record their classic debut Worship Him — released just over a year later in April 91. Worship Him includes all three of these songs, and they certainly benefit from the clear and heavy studio recording on that cult album!