Absu - Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L. LP (Red/Black Marble vinyl)
Late 2021 repress: Reprint, heavyweight 300 x bloodred with black marble effect 12" (180g), poster A2, full-color (4/0 CMYK) on 150gsm art paper, gatefold, full-color on 350g, all assembled in a PVC overbag.
Before the Prosprictor-headed Absu became a household name with Tara, before he auditioned for Slayer, before the band had found the sound they became known for, there was Barathrum - V.I.T.R.I.O.L., henceforth referred to as just Barathrum. It is an album vastly different from what came later on. First off, while it does feature all three main members that formed the core of Absu for the Celtic-trilogy that defined the band, they also had a second guitarist as well as a keyboardist along for the ride. Proscriptor was also fairly new to the band at this point even though he did write the lyrics for the album. Of course, the most notable difference is in the music itself: The approach and stylings are completely opposite of what they were before.