Back in 1992, after a mind-blowing debut full-length, “Abject Offerings” [Vinyl Solution], that took the scene by storm, MERCYLESS signed to Century Media and quickly released what would soon become yet another landmark of 90’s Death Metal, “Coloured Funeral” in 1993.
Even though it was only their second full-length, the album was showcasing an even more mature band with a personality of its very own, still keeping the intricate song-structures, dark lyrical themes, unique riffing and both the brutal blasting parts and catchy melodies of their debut but pushing it all to the next level with a bit more progressive approach resulting in an even darker ambience and even more intricate structures.
European tours and gigs with legends such as DEATH, GRAVE, SAMAEL, TIAMAT, UNLEASHED and more quickly ensued before MERCYLESS entered the studio again to record what would become the album’s follow-up, 1996’s “C.O.L.D.“.
Twenty-four years later, it was more than time this masterpiece of Death Metal gets a respectful yet up-to-date reissue which is what the new edition released as part of the XENOKORP Kvlt Series offers with a careful remaster by renowned Conkrete Studio (DEFEATED SANITY, ANATA, PUTRID OFFAL…), classic pictures, flyers and more and the “part 2” of the MERCYLESS story / interview series with founding frontman Max Otero by journalist Olivier “Zoltar” Badin (Terrorizer Magazine) for the first time ever on DigiPak CD, with a specific new master and deluxe packaging featuring the [remastered] “Live in Memory of Agrazabeth” official bootleg as second CD.
This 100 copies “Mailorder Exclusive” collector edition adds a third CD, the brand new and totally exclusive “Spiral of Flowers” single, featuring a 2017 “30th anniversary re-recording” version of the title track and a modern (2014) live version of the same track.
Welcome to the funerals!