Tuesday, October 14, 2008
M'sia? Where the fook is that?!!? (Obituary: Cause of Death)
Another deathly slow week with the weekend still a distant microscopic dot of light at the end of working week tunnel. To combat the depression, me found the link to one of the all time great death metal albums. Even though released 18 fooking years ago, this second album from the Florida quintet abso-fooking-lutely kicks arse.
From John Tardy's bowel-of-hell vocals to the melodic fretwork courtesy of axeslinger-for-hire James Murphy, this album was the fooking business. Alongside Entombed's Left Hand Path, Sepultura's Beneath The Remains & Morbid Angel's Blessed Are The Sick, Cause of Death ranks as one of underground metal's finest moments.
Me was actually privileged enough to catch them during this album tour & man, did they bring the fooking roof down. Blistering riffs & supersonic double bass drums, hair flailing everywhere & pure guttural death metal ensured Obituary left a lasting impression on me cranium & seriously damaged eardrums.
The tunes are just state of the art of death metal with just the correct balance between brutality & melody. The sound effects in between the tracks also give the whole album an continuous organic feel while stand out tracks include 'Chopped In Half', 'Cause of Death' & the Celtic Frost cover 'Circle of the Tyrants'.
A fave anecdote involves me queuing up earlier in the day to get me album signed at the local death metal emporium. Of course, among all the gwailos, short lil brown me fooking stood out. So Donald Tardy asks me where me is from.
me (proudly): "Malaysia"
Donald Tardy: "You mean people in Malaysia know of us?"
me: "yes, of course."
DT (exclaiming to rest of the band): "Guys, people in Malaysia are rocking out to us! Fooking cool or what!?!!" (*much high five-ing ensues*)
Rest of band (in unison): "Where the fook is Malaysia?"
Obituary: (blank expression)
me: "Viet Nam?"
Obituary: "Yeah, we fought a war didn't we?"
me:"South west of Viet Nam".
Band look well chuffed & signs me record with an extra flourish with the added message of "To Bala, Stay Cruel (signed Obituary)" . . .
Album: Cause Of Death
Size: 115 Mb
01 - Infected
02 - Body Bag
03 - Chopped In Half
04 - Circle Of The Tyrants
05 - Dying
06 - Find The Arise
07 - Cause Of Death
08 - Memories Remain
09 - Turned Inside Out
10 - Infected (Demo)
11 - Memories Remain (Demo)
12 - Chopped In Half (Demo)
To download Obituary's Cause of Death LP, go to: http://rapidshare.com/files/70953479/ObiCaofDeaxpablo_el_aleman.rar
To sample the ferocious sounds of these suvvern rednecks who obviously failed their geography exams, see vid below. Enjoy!
ps: Please do take the time to download this fooking classic LP & look forward to reading yer comments on it. Cheers!