Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Priests Of Sodom

I tend to narrow the scope of my daily playlists...typically focusing on a certain style or specific year. At some point last year, I got it in my head that I was going to really focus on Metal albums that had been released in 1995. I had checked out of Metal for the majority of the 90's, and since I was obsessing pretty hard on the genre, I figured that maybe I should go back and see what I may have missed, or hadn't really appreciated at the time. Wikipedia had a list of Heavy Metal albums that were released in '95, so I took that and ran with it. The process was a lot of fun, and I discovered some cool albums, so in December, I figured that I'd do the same thing with 2010. It snowballed from there, and I decided to carry the theme through 2016...focusing on Metal albums from 2009 in January, and then 2008 releases in February...etc. How much nerd can you take?.

I'd downloaded a copy of Cannibal Corpse's Evisceration Plague at some point last year, but I didn't really spend much time with it. The album didn't immediately grab me, so it got pushed to the side. Spending January knee deep in 2009 Metal albums, I was forced to revisit it. Soon I couldn't get enough of it, and by the end of the month, my charts were showing it as my most listened to album for the month. There are some serious hooks in some of these songs, and once they sink in, they don't let go.

I've been slow to get into Cannibal Corpse, and have only heard the band's last three albums. The band has fourteen albums, so I'm not rushing into the entire catalog...I'm taking my time with each one, and working my way backwards. At this pace, I'm on track to check out their 2006 album, Kill, by April. Still, I'm savoring each one, and since I'm not a huge Death Metal head, I'm surprised by how much I'm loving this band right now.

Having listened to Evisceration Plague day after day throughout January, I knew that I had to track down the vinyl. The problem was that while the picture disk pressing was easily available, I was going to have to do some digging, and shell out some cash if I wanted a regular vinyl press.

I was torn on if I should go cheap, and just get the black vinyl, but in the end, I decided that the "blood on black" colored vinyl option was more appealing.

Number 109 of 666 pressed.

1 comment:

J@screamingforrecords said...

Cannibal corpse are one of the few bands of that ilk that I can tolerate. I remember buying Eaten Back To Life back in around '91 just because of the great cover but I really liked that record at the time. Well worth a listen if you don't mind skipping back in the catalogue that far