Quite a few bands have been/are active under the banner of PENTAGRAM. We’d have, for example, the Turkish Death Metallers PENTAGRAM (now MEZARKABUL), the American Doom monsters around charismatic singer Bobby Liebling and…Chilean massacrers PENTAGRAM.
The combo around singer/guitarist Anton Reisenegger (now CRIMINAL, two albums via Metal Blade) recorded two demos in 1987, before disappearing from the scene. From the first demo the two songs “Fatal Predictions“ and “Demonic Possession“ were put out on vinyl via Chainsaw Murder Records (remember MESSIAH). Who would like to get a rough picture of the band should listen to the “Leaders Not Followers“ EP of the Death/Grind lords NAPALM DEATH, who had covered “Demonic Possession” there.
The songs will be a great addition to the collection of every Death/Thrash fanatic, especially those, who still love to put in POSSESSED’s “Seven Churches“ and the first two SAMAEL albums. The sound also is ok and the booklet is super fat. Of course you should not expect technical high flying, but also primitive shredding does not have to sound boring, as PENTAGRAM prove impressively! (Online June 11, 2004)