ABSU (US) The Sun of Tiphareth Official reissue 2LP (CRYPT34-1)
Texas occult metal legends once again join forces with the Crypt to unleash their sophomore masterpiece "The Sun of Tiphareth". Originally released as a 3 LP box set back in 2013 that sold out almost immediately, we are proud to offer this gem as an affordable standard alternative. Expect the usual Crypt standards for this classic gem of almost two hours of Mythological, Mystical Occult Metal.
ABSU started in 1989 in Plano, Texas. Starting as death metal, they evolved more towards a mix of black metal and thrash metal by their second album and beyond and also incorporating various elements of celtic, folk, jazz fusion, progressive rock and psychedelia into their overall sound. Lyrical themes vary from myths and legends, weaponry, sorcery, alchemy, cosmology and beyond.
These killer slabs of wax come housed in a 350 gram gatefold jacket featuring the original The sun of Tiphateth cover artwork by Kris Verwimp, and the original 1995 Osmose records gatefold jacket layout. LP one will feature the original 1995 sound recording mastered from the original DAT tape and LP 2 will feature the 2013 remix of the album sounding as the band originally intended.
Limited to 500 copies, this 2LP set will be limited to 175 on black vinyl, 175 on aqua vinyl and 150 on transparent orange vinyl.