Thursday, 11 March 2010

DURST NACH UNSTERBLICHKEIT - update


Band: ELISABETHA
Title: Durst Nach Unsterblichkeit
Reason for update: CDr pressing of the 2000 demo, with alternative cover art
Edition: Only 3 copies

This is an interesting little item - it's the first demo from Elisabetha (self-released in 2000) but on CDr format, with a Christopher Lee cover and the artwork from the limited edition (100) tape release being shown on the inside of the inlay.

Honour and Darkness looked at the tape release back on 13 February 2009, and concluded:

"As a listening experience, it's wonderful. What could have become a very cheesy sub-school play production is elevated to a glossy, professional affair that is superbly paced and put together. For a self-produced demo, it is really well presented and the additional lyric sheet (think of it as your concert programme) is a nice touch - especially with Nosferatu lurking in the shadows in the background."

The track listing on this, the CDr version, is the same as the tape pressing. The title translates as "Thirst After Immortality" whilst the additional text on the alternate cover art reads "Blur ist Leben Und es Wird Mein Sein" and translates loosely as 'blood is life and will be mine' (possibly!?)

Of course, the arrival of this CDr at Castle Nazgul was via Hugin himself, just in time to throw the previously published top 10 Elisabetha rarities into turmoil...!

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