I ❤️ Sodom! And the Witching Metal demo from 1982 is an old favorite of mine. I was very happy, when I got the news that Floga Records was about to release an lp with the Witching Metal demo and also the Victims Of Death demo from 1984.
This is a great release, and a must have for the connoisseur of early thrash. Enough said, go get it!!
I quite vividly remember when this lp was released. I already knew Autopsy’s first lp Severed Survival, and liked it. So it was with great enthusiasm I put this lp on my record player. I think it was my friend Morten Lose who bought it and brought it to my tiny flat in Hundegade in Ribe. So there we were, in a house built in 1588, listening to what seemed like a brand new form of death metal. I wasn’t prepared for a sound so filthy and uncompromising. The song Dead is still among my eternal favorites. The song structures are strange and twisted compared to the death metal that preceded it. This is for me still the ultimate soundtrack for a trip to the deepest pits of Hell. Dirty!! DIRTY!!!!
I have lost count of (never had it, really) how many times I’ve listened to this. But it wasn’t until 2003 I got around to buy it, so I could lay my dubbed cassette to rest. At that point I bought it on cd, but hooray! Today I finally got it on lp. And it’s an absolute pleasure to listen to.
The cd: https://www.discogs.com/Autopsy-Mental-Funeral/release/739946
I just had eye surgery, I had my lens removed in the right eye and got a shiny new artificial one. Now I see HD. It was a bad case of cataract. My friend Patrick Gresham, recommended this album as medication for the pain. And I really like it a lot. Powerful death metal, with some of the rougher vocals I’ve heard in a good while.
I suggest you go have a peek at No Trust on their bandcamp (link below).
I met Åsa and Martin in August 2014 at Loppen, where Martin’s other band Razorrape was playing at a noisy grind show featuring said Razorrape, Dead Instrument and my band Kusari Gama Kill.
They were – and are – really nice people, and I enjoy having their presence in my facebookfeed.
Gorgosaur is all about death metal in the classic vein, I can highly recommend picking up this cd as well as their demo on their bandcamp.
Lurking Among Corpses will be out on lp later this year.
Oh yes indeedy! This is some classic old school death metal in the vein of Scream Bloody Gore. I’m just finishing my second listen, and I’m very satisfied!
Get this before it’s sold out. As for Gruesome – I suspect they’ll never sell out!
Heh, seems like I inadvertently almost quoted my review of their LP Savage Land here…
I first learned of The Body when they released All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood in 2010, I was intrigued but not convinced. This has changed with the release of No One Deserves Happiness. I read this article: 5 Electronic Albums That Taught the Body How to Make Noise-Metal. I took a listen. And one more. And I was hooked. It dawned on me how conservative metal, punk and grindcore has become. If you stray from the formula, you’re scorned and ridiculed. But for fuck’s sake. There is no evil in bringing studio musicians, guest singers and studio wizardry into the creation of your music. Even if you are doing extreme metal/noise. It’s a common belief among metalheads, grindfreaks and punks that they are progressive and open minded, but it is nothing more than a (false) self image.
Now go, have a listen, and let The Body blow your mind!!
Oh how I love this lp. It came out when I was 9 years old, and I had no clue… But when I got turned to on to heavy metal in 1984, Iron Maiden was the very first band I openly admitted to liking (I secretly liked Destruction earlier, but only accepted myself as being a heavy freak after listen to Iron Maiden’s Flash of the Blade from Powerslave in late ’84).
Much debate has gone on through the years about who is the better singer for Iron Maiden – Paul Di’Anno or Bruce Dickinson, I personally have no grudge against either.
I hope you’ll enjoy this, as much as I do.
Triple Thrash Treat was my favorite part of Headbangers Ball on MTV back in the day… And my old chum Frederik just brought me back in time today, when he returned three classic thrash albums he borrowed from me 20 years ago (or so).
To be honest, I had completely forgotten that I had those lps, and I was stoked to get them back. Many a time I have been looking at them on discogs, but felt they were too expensive, so the thrill of suddenly owning them is huge.
The records are:
Sodom was the first band I saw live in Copenhagen, they played with Whiplash April 6th 1988. It was quite a good show.
Anyway, these three records are very close to my heart, being rough and energetic and catchy as hell.
Did I mention that the cover of Mortal Way Of Live is among the most kinky album sleeves ever? Have a look:
Over and out!
Venom and I have travelled this strange existence together for the last many years. My old chum Kenneth has Welcome To Hell as picture disc and it was often played and enjoyed. Then in 1986 I went to Sweden for a week, there I met a Swedish metal head (whose name is lost in time), and he had At War With Satan, which he thought was too extreme for his tastes, so he gave it to me. Kenneth and I were blown away, especially by the title track. At some point Kenneth also bought Possessed, an album that ranks high on my inner album top 100. I even got my dear old English teacher to help translating the lyrics to Powerdrive into Danish.
What I like about Venom, is their roughness and punky sound. Their influence on what was to come is impossible to overstate.
I had the good fortune to see them live in Copenhagen in 2007 with Swedish Niflheim. We were about 50 die hard Venomites there, and even if the review from devilution.dk is luke warm, I personally had a blast.
My copy of Black Metal is a reissue with a bonus lp of Radio One sessions and 12″ versions. Nice things here too.