Attila Csihar The Beast of
(Southern Lord Records)
And now, “The mystic Hungarian Vocalist” Attila Csihar has personally compiled the highlights of his singing career on a CD. Over this 90+ minute collection (on one CD with an mp3), he spews vocals over 15 tracks for 10 different bands. He commands your attention with an agonized, over-the-top voice that you won’t forget soon. “EEARKHHNERHMBAAHHH!!!” Awesome if you ask me; he has always been a favorite of mine. Other than the dark disco band Plasma Pool’s three tracks, they dig up some really cool stuff, including two alternate-mix tracks from Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas album. With the sound heavier slightly in the guitars, a rawer feel, and extra vocals, these are standout tracks that make the comp worthwhile. Tormentor, his first band, is included with two intense tracks from their debut Anno Domini, sounding better than ever. You also get the latest from his electro-metal outfit Aborym. Guest appearances with Emperor, Anaal Nathrakh, Limbonic Art, Sunn0))), and others round this out. Heard enough? Pick it up and get some enjoyment out of life.
(by Adam Perry) ■
Originally published in ‘zine issue #29, 2004