Brace yourself, boys: 30 years ago today, Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious was released (first in the UK). As part of my celebration, I offer you this fawning and needlessly sesquipedalian article from The Quietus on how pivotal this album was. All hail Carcass!
Holy crap, guys… according to fellas in Entombed AD, LG Petrov passed away from bile duct cancer today.
Time to pop on Wolverine Blues….
Bold statement, Zig! It’s certainly the most electrifying debut hard rock album I can think of, that’s for damned sure. But….
Honestly, I’m not gonna fight you on this one, as it’d be like a knife fight: ugly, with both of us winding up bloody, and for no good reason. So, all hail VH I!
Thanks for the vid, which is amazing….
About to go rock out with VH I, arguably the best hard rock album ever made. Who’s ready to fight me on it?
Cool. Just got a break from the endless childcare/online university education so I could watch it. Damn, we’re all getting old! Lars is starting to look like Harry Dean Stanton.
I really enjoyed catching up with you guys and watching that doc. Can we do it again sometime soon? How about a concert video?
I agree that it’s not that bad reimagined. (I would also contend, never has Lars looked more ridiculous than his squinting overperformance in what is now a power ballad.) All in all, I dig it!
Also, not to blow your minds, but: Robert Trujillo is now the bassist who has been in Metallica the longest, making him a part of the band’s de facto mainstay lineup.
Last year was my first year in a decade that did not culminate in an Arsies tournament. That was bittersweet for me, but I still feel good about the decision. And clearly, I did not slack on my Firsties duties: 144 new albums evaluated in 2019! We’ll see how I do in the coming year.
I think there are actually two amazing things here:
1) “[Y]ou somehow have managed to avoid the calcification of musical tastes that is a basic biological fact of age. How did you do that?” I agree, this is truly exceptional. In case you want to know what the near opposite of what you have been able to achieve is, here is a list of the ten albums I have most recently purchased:
- Candlemass — The Door to Doom
- Dream Theater – Distance over Time
- Overkill – The Wings of War
- Visions of Atlantis – The Deep & The Dark Live @ Symphonic Metal Night
- Avantasia – Moonglow
- Beast in Black – From Hell with Love
- Evergrey – The Atlantic
- Within Temptation – Resist
- Ancient Bards – Origine: The Black Crystal Sword Saga PT.