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Mortician - Zombie Apocalypse (6,5/10) - USA - 1998

Genre: Death Metal / Grindcore
Label: Relapse Records
Playing time: ??:??
Band homepage: Mortician

Tracklist:

  1. Devoured Alive
  2. Incinerated
  3. Zombie Apocalypse
  4. Slaughterhouse
  5. Hell On Earth
  6. Fuck Of Death (originally recorded by Slaughter)
  7. Horrified (originally recorded by Repulsion)
  8. Charred Corpses
  9. Dissected
  10. Blood Harvest
Mortician - Zombie Apocalypse
Tune your guitars lower than anyone else and worship old gore movies and then you'll know what Mortician is all about. "Zombie Apocalypse" is ridiculously over the top brutal Death Metal. Often low sludge like and heavy or furiously fast blast beats - a little something for everyone then!

I must congratulate the band on their sense of humour as the intro samples are among the funniest I've heard - although not quite matching ANAL BLAST's "Farm Animal Hammer" - taken from classic horror movies like "Eaten Alive", "Hellraiser", "Children of the Corn" and "Night Of The Living Dead".

The main problem with this album is that it's short enough as it is without the intros taking up half the time on the album leaving little time for music. The title track is absolutely brilliant but the rest are not so good. I can't comment on how good the covers are as I've never heard the originals.

The ever present burps that pass for vocals are quite low in the mix, the bass is almost inaudible because its that low and the guitars sound great because they are pushed to the front with the drums which are well programmed themselves. Some tracks have an almost bouncy feel to them ("Slaughterhouse" for example) which helps detract from the repetition of the tracks on offer.

Good but not great, too over the top that it becomes funny with great intro's and too little actual music. Worth a listen every now and again for the comedy. (Online December 25, 2002)

Niall Kennedy



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