|Description:||Compos Mentis started playing in January 1996 and since then we have been experimenting with various kinds of metal. We started out as a Metallica jam band with the line-up: Jesper on guitars and vocal, Ryan on guitars and Andreas on drums. Later Dan joined in on bass guitar.
After a year or so we began listening to bands like Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Withering Surface and Moonspell, and with these new influences the Compos Mentis sound turned towards melodic death/black.
In the early spring 1999, after having recorded "Vulturous" and found out that keyboards fit the music very well, we were blessed with yet another member in the band: Bo joined in on keyboards.
A few months later we were offered to participate on "Extremity Rising Vol. 4", a compilation disc from the Danish label Serious Entertainment (RIP). We recorded "Brave and Lonely" and "Extremity Rising Vol. 4" was released in the autumn of 1999.
From the 14th till the 16th April 2000 we recorded a new four track-demo. This time in Aabenraa-Studiet with Jacob Hansen as producer. The demo-cd was released in the fall of 2000 under the moniker "Quadrology of Sorrow". You can listen to two of the tracks in the Download section«|