Label: Century Media / Combat
Reissued 11/27/20, originally released 1987
The Eyes of Horror is an EP by American death metal band Possessed. Originally released in 1987 on Combat Records. Produced by legendary guitarist Joe Satriani. Starting with a throaty cry of Jeff Beccera that leads to the fantastic verse of "Confessions". While leaving the seven churches behind and dwelling beyond the gates, the band lets you take a look through "The Eyes of Horror". The opener is a straight up-tempo thrasher, equipped with the power of a pretty horrifying melody. It shows the best side of Possessed, that already offered a perfect and surprisingly mature performance on their unbelievable debut. How good it is to hear that the musicians had not yet forgotten how to create a malicious and absolutely stirring record. Thanks to the fact that they skillfully mixed up-tempo tunes and heavy sequences, this EP shines with an immaculate flow. It's definitely not just a question of its brevity that I want to hear it again as soon as its last tones have faded. There are other good reasons for this.