The Plague / The First Cuts
(The Plague / Hammerheart Records)
This is nothing really important, unless you have missed out on all the goodies that the Dutch label The Plague released throughout the last year. Thirteen tracks are featured on this compilation here, all taken from the band's latest releases, except for 'Taking Down The Descender' by SEVERE TORTURE, which is a previously unreleased track. The other appearing acts are LOWBROW, DIVINE EMPIRE, DIABOLIC, THORNSPAWN, MONSTROSITY, MANGLED, INVASION, VOMITORY, NECROPHAGIA, BROKEN HOPE, SUMMON and THRONEAEON. As the disc sells for cheap 10,-DM / $5, you can't consider this the usual easy cash in on wellknown stuff, but a very fan friendly offering. A good opportunity to check out some really promising bands.