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The Awakening


Release date:
February 1990
Catalog ID:
Version desc.:
Limited edition
Deathlike Silence Productions
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
1000 copies
7 reviews (avg. 90%)
Side A
1. Pure Hate 03:27   Show lyrics
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2. Souls of the Dead 02:58   Show lyrics
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3. The Awakening 03:09   Show lyrics
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4. Dreadful Fate 02:45   Show lyrics
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Side B
5. Realm of the Dark 03:51   Show lyrics
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6. Dying World 04:16   Show lyrics
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7. Bestial Death 02:24   Show lyrics
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8. Denied Birth 04:00   Show lyrics
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Band members
Karlén Bass
Stipen Drums
Erik Guitars
Rogga Vocals
Miscellaneous staff
Stefan D Producer
Karlén Bass
Stipen Drums
Erik Guitars
Rogga Vocals
Stefan D Producer
Read Mercilessly Awakening 88% DesecratorJ June 6th, 2019
Read Fast as hell, evil as hell. 92% Zodijackyl May 30th, 2012
Read The ultimate Death/Thrash... 100% DeathThrasher91 November 8th, 2010
Read The Awakening 89% Noctir April 11th, 2009
Read A Dark, Blackened Small Gem 87% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 November 2nd, 2008
Read Merciless - The Awakening 84% Sanhara December 3rd, 2007
Read The Awakening 88% stickyshooZ April 30th, 2007

The first release of Deathlike Silence Productions. Although the album was recorded and copyrighted in 1989, the album was not released until 1990. Some sources say February 1990, Merciless' official bio says March 1990.

The painting in the cover art was also used by Sacred Crucifix for the demo "Realms of Darkness" in 1989, one year prior to the release of "The Awakening", as well as two years later by Monastery for their EP "The Process - Church of the Final Judgement".

The Osmose CD version has a misprint on the spine: "MERCILENSS".

Recording information:

Recorded at Tuna Studio 2/7-6/7 1989.
All songs written by Merciless.
Produced by Stefan D. and Merciless.


Matrix / Runout (Side A): KG ANT 001 A 3 C1 UNT 110 - A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): KG ANT 001 B 3 C1 UNT 110 - B

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