Originally recorded in 1994 and released in 1995, Home is characterised by Massaker’s ultra-refined riffs of shrieking, screeching feedback and rattling machine gun staccatos. Exuding confidence, authority and a natural rapport that the musicians clearly had with one another. Certain songs from earlier records were revisited on Home including “The Tribe” and “Massaker” from The Tribe, and “Templehof”, “Hunter Song” and “Böhmen” from Black Axis. These particular pieces had evolved following years of rethinking, rehearsing and reshaping them on stage, as well as playing with Danny Lommen, who had replaced Frank Neumeier on drums after Black Axis. These refined versions on Home raise the level of density and tension, the ominous evocations of impending doom, booming threat, and the grim determination that’s always driven Massaker.
The 1994 recording of Home at the Steinschlag Studio (of FM Einheit) features the following musicians, Caspar Brötzmann (guitar), Danny Mommen (drums) and Eduardo Delgado Lopez (bass).
(Southern Lord Records)