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POSSESSED: Seven Churches (180gr) LP

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Possessed ‎- Seven Churches – 180 Gram Vinyl Record

Seven Churches is the debut studio album by American death metal band Possessed. Released in 1985, the album is widely regarded as one of the pioneering releases in the death metal genre, contributing to its development and influencing countless bands that followed.

Seven Churches showcases Possessed’s raw and aggressive sound, combining elements of thrash metal and black metal with occult and Satanic themes. The album is characterized by fast-paced guitar riffs, intense drumming, and guttural vocals by frontman Jeff Becerra. The lyrics delve into dark subject matter, exploring topics such as Satanism, demonic possession, and apocalyptic themes.

The album opens with the blistering track “The Exorcist,” setting the tone for the relentless assault of heavy and chaotic guitar work that follows. Songs like “Pentagram,” “Holy Hell,” and the title track Seven Churches display Possessed’s signature blend of aggressive speed and eerie atmospheres. The band’s musicianship and songwriting skills shine throughout the album, showcasing their ability to create memorable and intense compositions.

Seven Churches received positive reviews upon its release, with praise for its pioneering sound and the band’s skillful execution. The album’s impact on the extreme metal scene cannot be overstated, as it helped define the blueprint for death metal and influenced countless bands in the genre. Possessed’s combination of thrash metal’s aggression with darker and more extreme elements set them apart and helped pave the way for the development of the genre.

Despite being the only album released by Possessed during their initial run, Seven Churches remains a seminal work in the history of extreme metal. Its influence can be heard in the music of bands that followed, and it continues to be celebrated as a groundbreaking release that helped shape the trajectory of death metal as a genre.

The master for this re-release is the uncompressed original and sounds exactly like the first Combat & Roadrunner Records vinyl releases. The LP features the band logo and the album title embossed on cover.

Century Media Records

Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic

Track Listing
The Exorcist
Burning In Hell
Evil Warriors
Seven Churches
Satan’s Curse
Holy Hell
Twisted Minds
Fallen Angel
Death Metal