Poland's Stillborn have returned a compilation that contains their 1999 and 2001 demo's which shows their early mixture of war, black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their demo collection "Mirrormaze/Die In Torment 666" which will be re-issued in 2018 by Godz of War Productions.
A very heavy and old school sound starts off the compilation along with some blast beats while the vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and high pitched screams while the music also mixes in a great amount of thrash elements as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies.
Intros can be heard in between most of the tracks on the first demo while the guitar leads are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion along with both the solos and ruffs also displaying a great amount of raw aggression and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the compilation have a very powerful sound to them while one of the intros brings in elements of harsh noise and on the second demo some of t he vocals also start mixing in a more bestial approach to death metal growls as well as some of the fast parts capturing the aggression of war metal and some tracks also bringing in movie samples.
On both of these demos Stillborn took black, death, thrash and war metal and mixed them together with a more melodic approach to create some very aggressive music for its times, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Anti Christianity, Satanism and Apotheosis Of Death themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding demo collection from Stillborn and if you are a fan of black, death and thrash metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Crave For Killing" Stillborn" "Blasphemous Perversion" and "Iconoclast". 8 out of 10.