EDIT: On an unrelated note, ready for your two minutes hate
I'm not into the whole metal sectarian bloodbath (love to watch though ;3 ) - but calling Painkiller
rock n' roll sounds virginally clueless. On the sliding scale between rock n' roll carnality and metal's cathartic violence, that one's balls-deep to the latter. Even fucking Death's cover
doesn't quite reach its intensity.
Also fuck me, Into The Crypt Of Rays
is addictive. Liking the almost punk/metal crossover intensity of Morbid Tales - decided to move onto the Digipak reissue incorporating Emperor's Return
and Hellhammer's Apocalyptic Raids.
I was interested to see Tom cites Discharge as a crucial early influence - the EP screams Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
in bursts (Nocturnal Fear
could've come straight from it). Jackhammer tempo, machinegun riffs and primally keening leads, angular lyrics not sang so much as abrasively declaimed. Blood simple and aggressive as fuck, but machine-tight. A much more dynamic listen than the nonstop barrage of Hear Nothing
on the whole - lots of doomy heft, and the calculatedly abrupt gearshifts I like from my thrash/death-leaning metal.
Likewise, can really hear Venom's influence on Apocalyptic Raids
(total Cronos shattered glass gargle on "MESSIAAAH"
). Sadly way too late here to give it the blasting required for proper evaluation. I try to be considerate with my sexy swingin' devil worship music. ¦3