No Speed Limit: Essential Quebec Metal Demo Tapes - 8 Cassette Boxset

No Speed Limit: Essential Quebec Metal Demo Tapes - 8 Cassette Boxset

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As part of its Quebec Metal series and in a continued effort to call well-deserved attention to this Canadian region's important contributions from the era, Nuclear War Now! is pleased to release the "No Speed Limit" box set, a collection of eight cassettes of essential – but often overlooked – Quebecois demo replicas from this great scene.  As it would have been certain to do if all included bands had shared the same live stage at the same event, Voïvod headlines this release with its “No Speed Limit – Iron Gang Fanclub Live Demo” from 1986, which was recorded live at the No Speed Limit festival, alongside the likes of bands such as Aggression, Sacrifice and D.R.I.  Another primary highlight is the Obliveon “Whimsical Uproar” 1987 recording, which is simply one of the best demos to ever emerge from the region, characterized by more notable European influences, brief glimpses of deathrash, and a very strong production value.  Along with Voïvod and Obliveon, the two other bands in this collection to have recorded official full-length albums were Soothsayer and Aggression, the latter of whose thrashing speed metal, as captured on their “Demo #1 1987,” perfectly represents the unique Quebec style of the era.  Soothsayer's “To Be a Real Terrorist” 1986 demo is also included, as is the Voor “Evil Metal 1985” demo, both of which were previously released on vinyl LP format as previous installments in NWN!'s Québec Metal series.  Additionally, this collection features demos from several bands that never diluted their potency under the pretense of a need to record a full-length album. Among these are the Outrage “Buried Pieces 1984-1986 Demos,” the Treblinka “Trials of War” demo from 1987, and the “Thrash Till Death 1987” demo from Vensor, whose vicious, Venomish black thrash is soon to be reissued by NWN! on vinyl and CD formats as well.