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…
Today I got this lp in my mailbox, and was somehow sent back to the late mid-1980’s. Everything on this record reeks of said period, even the classic artwork.
The comparison to the first couple of Death albums is easy, and I also catch a whiff of early Autopsy here.
Enough said, get your hands on this soon-to-be-classic!
I can never do this box justice, so I won’t try.
Get it if possible. Or regret it forever
Yes! Some nice catchy death metal here. I know nothing about this lp. It was given to me by my old friend Jalle who had one to spare.
This is the first listen, and it is great.
Actually I’m on a massive KISS binge these days, but Vorum is a welcome diversion.
Oh yes, another year has flown, and I have made my annual list of albums I have taken particular pleasure in during the year. Note, this is not a complete nor particularly accurate list. Here are some oldies and some newbies. I have decided only to have one release by any band in the list – if not, I would have four Napalm Death releases more here… This is also published on http://www.kusarigamakill.com the blog of my band.
The list goes as follows:
- Intense Degree – War in My Head (1989)
- Mumakil – Flies Will Starve (2013)
- Pig Destroyer – Book Burner (2012)
- Satanic Malfunctions – Them (2013)
- Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind (2012)
- Blockheads (FR) – This World Is Dead (2013)
- Iron Lung – Life. Iron Lung. Death. (2004)
- Noisear – Subvert the Dominant Paradigm (2011)
- Scab Cadillac – Tagged & Numbered… (1989)
- Napalm Death – Utilitarian (2012)
- Coffins – The Fleshland (2013)
- Carcass – Surgical Steel (2013)
- Sete Star Sept – Visceral Tavern (2013)
- Repulsion – Horrified (1989)
- Jesus of Nazareth / Exploding Meth Lab – The Seed Mouth Collection (2008)
- Cloud Rat – Moksha (2013)
- Nashgul – Humanicidio (2007)
- Realized – 21st Century Terminal World (2005)
- Death Toll 80k – Harsh Realities (2011)
- Amon Amarth – Twilight of the Thunder God (2008)
Scream Bloody Gore is the only record by Death that I really like, it is primitive and unrelenting and fucking awesome.
I know many people think their later records are better and more refined, but I am too simple to enjoy “refined” music. I want speed and noise… I get both here. Thank you Death.