Alas

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One of various band projects for guitarist Erik Rutan (also Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel), Alas are a rather unusual, avant-garde death metal project highlighted by the piercing vocals of soprano Martina…
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One of various band projects for guitarist Erik Rutan (also Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel), Alas are a rather unusual, avant-garde death metal project highlighted by the piercing vocals of soprano Martina Astner (née Hornbacher), formerly of Dreams of Sanity and Korova. Also counting with the presence of bassist Scott Hornick and drummer Howard Davis, Alas made their recorded debut with 2001's Absolute Purity album, which contradicted its title with the rather flawed results within. The jury is therefore still out on both the viability of the band's musical experiments and their chances of longevity.