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Mortician - Darkest Day of Horror - reviewed by: AFS

Track Listing
1. Audra
2. Slowly Eaten
3. The Bloodseekers
4. Voodoo Curse
5. Massacred
6. Human Puzzle
7. Chopped to Pieces
8. Revenge
9. Mangled
10. Dead and Buried
11. Darkest Day of Horror
12. Rampage
13. Cannabalistic Fiends
14. Carving Flesh
15. Ghost House
16. Vaporized
17. Pledge Night of Death
18. Taste For Blood
19. Disintegrated
20. The Final Sacrifice

Lame. That's the nicest possible thing to say about this album.

Mortician's latest effort has nothing new to offer to anyone. Darkest Day of Horror features the typical Mortician sound, with no change whatsoever. The same repetitive drum beat from a drum machine, and the same riffs used album after album. Of course, there are some cool samples from classic horror flicks, but yet again, they use a sample from I Spit On Your Grave, which they use on every album. In other words, this album is the same old shit, straight down to the cheesy cover art.

If you've never heard Mortician, check out some of their previous albums like Chainsaw Dismemberment or Hacked Up for Barbecue. But if you can't find that, then just check out this one. It all sounds the same anyway. And if you have heard Mortician before, stay the hell away from this, because you've
heard it already on any of their other releases. The only redeeming quality of this CD is the photo in the booklet of guitarist Roger Beaujard trying to do his best bad-ass metal pose while sporting a Star Wars sweatshirt. That's some funny shit.

Rating: 2 out of 10 (they get two points for at least not selling out)


--AFS 05.12.03
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Darkest Day of HorrorMortician
2002
AFS5/12/2003


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