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Voodoocult – Jesus Killing Machine (1994)

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So here’s an odd one from my collection.  To be honest I never liked this album that much.  The only reason I bought it was because of who played on it…Dave Lombardo and Chuck Schuldiner (RIP).  The music is pretty pedestrian thrash/death metal and even the drums are pretty boring.  Some of Chuck’s solos are pretty good, but in general the album was boring.

That being said I kept this CD because I had both Dave and Chuck sign it on separate occasions.  Both guys gave the exact same reaction…”This actually came out?”  Chuck asked me to burn a copy for him and send it, which I of course did.

I was pretty sad when Chuck died.  When we met him at Jaxx (Springfield, VA) on the Death/Hammerfall Tour, he came outside to meet everyone, soaking wet in a robe and flippy floppies and it was freezing outside.  He was very cool.  I met Dave at the same place when he was drumming for Testament on The Gathering Tour.  Talk about a cool dude.  I got to talk to him for a bit with his son.  I handed him a stack of CD covers including the River’s Edge soundtrack.  “We were on this?”  I said, “Dude, it’s half the reason I wanted to see the movie in the first place!”  Good times.

Tracks:

  1. Killer Patrol – 3:57
  2. Metallized Kids – 4:26
  3. Jesus Killing Machine – 4:32
  4. Born Bad and Sliced! – 3:58
  5. Albert is a Headbanger – 3:50
  6. Hellatio – 3:15
  7. Death Don’t Dance With Me – 4:08
  8. Art Groupie – 4:53
  9. Blood Surfer City – 5:03
  10. Voodoocult – 4:09
  11. Bitchery Bay – 5:32

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Arsis – Forced To Rock (new track from Starve For The Devil)

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Arsis posted another song from their upcoming album Starve For the Devil called Forced To Rock.

Says frontman Jim Malone:  “How can I better the world? This is the question that I asked myself when writing ‘Forced To Rock’. I eventually came to the conclusion that the death metal world needed an anthem. Sure, it may not be the cure for cancer, but it is fun and fun is something that I feel is lacking in a lot of the music out there today. It’s music, it’s not saving lives; there is no reason to be serious 100% of the time. Tongue in cheek or foot in mouth; I am probably not the proper authority to comment on the matter.”

Cool song and definitely on the lighter side lyrically.  Can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

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December 31, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Arsis – Starve For The Devil (2010)

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I’m really excited to hear the new album from these guys.  Their last one, We Are The Nightmare, is my #1 pick for 2008.  I still listen to it regularly.  I love Arsis.  I have from the first time I laid ears on them.

They’ve uploaded a track from the upcoming album Starve For The Devil called Beyond Forlorn.  Pretty good song.  I’m really stoked that Mike Van Dyne is back in the band.  He’s a great drummer.  He’s got a different style than Darren Cesca, but I think he fits well with Jim Malone.  Those dudes have done a lot together.

I can already predict what my #1 of 2010 is going to be, especially since I hate most all newer metal bands.

Tracklist for the latest album:

  1. “Forced to Rock”
  2. “A March for the Sick”
  3. “From Soulless to Shattered (Art in Dying)”
  4. “Beyond Forlorn” – 4:01
  5. “The Ten of Swords”
  6. “Closer to Cold”
  7. “Sick Perfection”
  8. “Half Past Corpse O’Clock”
  9. “Escape Artist”
  10. “Sable Rising”

Limited edition additional bonus tracks

  1. “A Pound of Flesh (For the Hell of It)”
  2. “The Lake” (King Diamond cover)

C’mon…Hafd Past Corpse O’Clock is one of the greatest song titles ever!

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December 19, 2009 at 1:43 am

RIP Michael Jackson

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Sure he turned into a freak but it still doesn’t negate his great contribution to music in the 70s and 80s.  Once upon a time he could sing and dance like no other.  Thriller…Off The Wall…Beat It…classics.

Maybe now he has found piece in that tormented mind of his.

Thanks for some great tunes.

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June 25, 2009 at 5:23 pm

In memory of a legend…

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Well, he is a legend to me.  My Dad.  1942-1997.

Around the time that my Dad was dying of cancer, I was living at their house in North Carolina trying to help out a bit.  My drive to and from work was an hour each way so I was listening to music for the drive.  At that time I was really into Amorphis’ Elegy CD.  It’s very folky, heavy, dark and moody and seemed to be the perfect enabler to the sadness I felt knowing that my Dad wasn’t going to be around much longer.

I absolutely love this record but even now, some 11 years after the fact, this album reminds me of my Dad.  There’s no real lyrical connection or anything like that, just one of those things that reminds you of an era in your life, good or bad.  I was also listening to Nocturnal Rites’ Tales of Mystery and Imagination.  Both kept steady rotation in my minivan for months on end and both remind me of Dad.