Truly a fine example of some classically-American Death Metal stylings as performed by these legendary Buffalo, NY rock crushers formerly known as Baphomet.

They didn't get a lot of attention back in the day, and Peaceville fucked 'em as well - we've heard that story elsewhere, haven't we? - Vocalist Tom Frost bellows a gravel-gurgle that I find quite soothing, and the guitarwork of one Dave Craiglow is quite tasteful - not a lot of tech-fare, just serious meat-and-potatoes heaviness.
Why these guys never got big is mind boggling to me, but now you can judge for yourself. I wonder what these guys are up to these days?

Banished - Deliver Me Unto Pain

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  2. Awesome man! Thanks!

  3. We have some anecdotes from Dave Craiglow in Glorious Times. The Baphomet section will be in the revised edition. I do not believe that any of the members are currently active in music.

  4. GREAT band - under both names. I really loved the first Baphomet 7" when i heard it, and The Dead Shall Inherit LP is great too. they have a great all around low end, Chunky sound - i love the vox and the chunky Woooofs of the guitars. i agree that they should a been bigger. And surely more original than most folks give em credit for - def one of my fav NY death metal bands along w/ Morpheus and Immol- and the other -ations.

  5. I saw Baphomet back in '93 and was completely unaware of this. Cheers man.

  6. I seen Baphomet play in 1990 and was blown away, then a year later I seen them play a show with Overthrow, and they sounded like every other death metal band, the catchiness was gone for me.

    I'd want to find the earliest tapes of them if possible.


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