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  • Moritician - Chainsaw Dismemberment

    Moritician - Chainsaw Dismemberment
    1999 Relapse Records


Moritician - Chainsaw Dismemberment

1999 Relapse Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-07

I'd say that by now, Mortician are pretty much the most infamous death metal band, and I'd claim that for a few reasons. One, most people seem to absolutely hate them, calling their riffs crap tuned down as far as possible, and masked by too many horror movie samples. Hey, at least they're trying to be original! While I may not be able to throw on Chainsaw Dismemberment at any given point in the day, I appreciate it's existence as the anti-musical statement of the month. Granted, some of it is too much, but hey, it's Mortician, and you get what you pay for. Sub-vocalist Will Rahmer has the lowest voice I've heard, and I was fortunate enough to witness him give an impromtu vocal lesson to my friend Justin (Myself Am Hell) in the Ambassador bar this past August. Watching these guys, this isn't a joke to them, they live the life, and I give credit for that. The other main complaint is the use of a drum machine, which makes sense, but then again it doesn't. People complain that drummers sound like machines on some albums, and yeah, we'd all be flabbergasted if someone was playing these rhythms (which someone did at metalfest), but the machine doesn't sound half bad to me this time. I don't know why I like these guys, it going against everything sensible, but I do, Mortician being the aural equivalent of the thousands of gore movies which are released each year all packed into one solid punch. You Mortician fans know who you are, and we all agree that this is probably their best work to date. Something completely meaningless if you can't stand the band. That's OK, I think the new Backstreet Boys is coming out soon, hope you enjoy it. As for me, I'll stick to the brutal. I still get a chuckle everytime I hear the phrase "Hacked up for Barbeque". Seriously though, I think that these frequencies are so low they could kill whales and shit.