The Sun + Moon SACRED BLADE
review by Eddi, ©1990. Published 1990 in Giant's Lore issue number 3.
English translation by Eddi.
always had this vision of the Sacred Blade sound; a permanently
changing acoustic landscape. Heavy electric guitars could
be massive canyon walls, a bass broad as a valley, drums
like the echoes of far away mountains. Vocals and instruments
reflecting the wideness of the sky."
that way Jeff Ulmer described his project SACRED BLADE in
an interview (Escape Magazine No. 9, 1987). Maybe it sounds
crazy, but how often you find freaked-out dudes making the
most genius music (e.g. Voivod, Psychotic Waltz, King Diamond...).
The problem of this kind of bands is the ignorance of the
business and buyers, only a chosen few can understand them
at all, and this leads to the word: Cult. And this is SACRED
BLADE: absolutely Cult!
meanwhile 3 years old "Of The Sun And Moon"-LP is dealt
as a beams-to-Jupiter-sending little monolith in the underground.
The happy owners are keeping it in velvet treasure-boxes,
while out there the wanderers between the worlds are tripping
around just to get a piece of this cosmic magnet field...
yet the aliens prepare a second invasion from the stars.
On gloomy moonbeams they will descend to give intergalactical
enlightment to everyone in this earthly sphere.
the round monolith onto the turntable, and let the cool
sonorous vocals take control of your spirit spaceship to
lead you from planet to planet, from galaxy to galaxy. Across
the "Fields Of Sunshrine" to the "Realm Of The Night Rainz",
on "Lunar Windz", to other times and finally (back)... to
the "Moon". The song "Moon" is the meditative highlight
on a fantastic, indescribable record; an 8 minute state
of trance. And that was just the beginning... Space Awaitz!
if the "Seven Moonz Of Xercez" will appear, we'll have to
put the scale from 100 to 150 points. So pray... or sacrifice
your Anthrax discs to the "Master Of The Sun".
Came Travellerz From Beyond Our Realmz..."