Thursday, July 31, 2008
Mortalized (Japan) - Satanic Serial Murder (2004)
1. A Crack in the Cataracts
2. Castration Rites
5. Speed Satan
12. Destruction (Adagio)
14. Speed Satan
17. Bound to Kill
19. Rapture and Being Broken with Fire
Total playing time 20:11
While the Russian Mortalized represents your average goregrind band, the Japanese band is probably one of the most kickass deathgrind bands in existence. Unlike so many younger bands, they remember what is best in life.
So what is best in life anyway?
Well, while Conan would no doubt say it's "to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women", that answer is WRONG (sorry Arnie). Obviously, the guys from Mortalized know the correct answer...
Speed and Satan.
Yes, Speed and Satan, the most important things in life, all reflected in but one song title, "Speed Satan". How can it not be awesome? Seriously though, this is excellent, explosively fast tremolo grindcore.
However, the production is something you're allowed complain about (but only a little), as it's very muffled. I don't actually own a physical copy of this tape, so I don't know whether it's the same with the original or it's just this rip that sucks. But hey, this'll have to do for now. It's still a great thing to have since it features lots of songs collected from many Mortalized releases.
1-5: Forthcoming Mortalized MCD (1, 2 and 4: Our Last Day, Discordance Axis covers)
7-11: Absolute Mortality #2
12-15: Absolute Mortality MCD
16-17: True Ideal Part 2 compilation
18-19: Split w/ Evol
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