Monday, March 29, 2010

Parade of the Lifeless (USA) - The Anatomy of a People's Bondage (2000)

parade of the lifeless
Tracklist:
1. Flash in the pan
2. Is Suzy going to be late
3. Kensho
4. The anatomy of a people's bondage
5. Blue eyed Jesus
6. Oddball
7. The mind's quicker than the eye
8. Wind cries Mary
9. Doug Flutie loves his kiddie porn
10. Yes and no
Total playing time 29:16

NY madgrind, fast and scattered and down/out-rooted like the thunder-hits-tree process making the full-on Earth-Sky connection, roots in the clouds, roots in the ground. Somebody tell me, what sane grind band covers a Hendrix song? No sane band, man. No sane band. Named (adorably) after an Assück song, PotL sure don't suck ass. What they do is, they suck most of your organs right out of your ass, all the while sounding like a war-machine death-grind vacuum cleaner from the year two thousand and fifty six, but actually The Parade ended some time ago, that is, split after a split with Noisear and this one, a full-length, after these ten tracks, after these twenty-six minutes, and God knows how many drugs, mental disorders, Assück spins, and practice hours. And the speed. The speed...

"He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision—he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath—'The speed! The speed!'"
- Zmaj, Parade of the Lifeless, Heart of Grindness / Core of Grind

The end result ain't no rock 'n' roll. (Mediafire)

Erm, so, Paul (who played the guitars, bass, and the rest of that lot) left a comment uncovering my lack of knowledge in the field of PotL discography:
"...actually, we did the Noisear split, a Dahmer split; the full length, a 625 Trash comp, a Mortville tape comp, and our original lineup with Ratboy from EVTID has a very very limited tape release:::Thanks so much still for the comments after almost 10 years or something like that:::"

Seriously though, do yourself a favor and give this one a listen if you haven't already. It isn't often that you come by a grind album such as The Anatomy of a People's Bondage.

13 comments:

Andrew Childers said...

and here was i just grilling my latest interview subject on the lack of grind from nyc and you start dropping some knowledge that undercuts my thesis. damn your erudition in the core of grind.

DesiccatedVeins said...

Defeatist's also from NY, and they're pretty fancy.

206-grind said...

i could use this album. i'm an organ donor.

gamefaced said...

and jim from lancaster gets major props.

Zmaj said...

Hey Andrew, whatever you're planning to post, I'm excited. Sounds like we might well discover some ace under-the-radar shit when you write that one up.

I think PotL also have a split out with Dahmer. Forgot about that. Haven't heard it either.

Andrew Childers said...

not so underground this time, but still nice convo. name may or may not have come up here.

mikey yeda said...

ohhhh man, i've been looking for this album for YEARS. thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

...actually, we did the Noisear split, a Dahmer split; the full length, a 625 Trash comp, a Mortville tape comp, and our original lineup with Ratboy from EVTID has a very very limited tape release:::Thanks so much still for the comments after almost 10 years or something like that::::A bientot: Paul Kozlowski.

Zmaj said...

Uh-oh, I'll add the info! Thanks for the music, man.

Anonymous said...

POTL weren't from NYC, but Buffalo, NY. 7 hours away, but in the late 80's/early 90's Buffalo had a huge death metal scene. birthplace of Cannibal Corpse!

Zmaj said...

I knew they were from Buffalo, s'why I never wrote "NYC" - didn't really register Andrew's specific NYC remark, though.

But hey, about Buffalo, if you feel like namedropping more interesting bands, go ahead, man.

TheThirdChildren said...

How did I miss to comment on this? Doh! Amazing album.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard Paul's band that he started after POTL? very different and still sick! the name is Casperous Vine, not grind or death at all. I believe Jim ended up singing in a punk band called the Lemmings and doesnt play drums anymore. POTL needs to reunite! and crush these other fukers!