IMPETIGO (USA/Il): “Horror of the Zombies” Cd 2000 Morbid

IMPETIGO (USA/Il):

For those unlucky enough to have missed Wild Rags’ version of
this CD back in 1992 this is the re-release of the most important
splattercore band that has ever existed. I honestly think that
the music contained in this disc is so fantastic, original and
intense that it could surely be defined among the 10 best albums
of ALL musical genres. No kidding, if you are not able to grasp
the brilliance in this CD then you probably should take another
path than Grind/Gore. This is a release which has a fuller sound
compared to the previous “Ultimo Mondo Cannibale”, the
songs have a more definite structure and they left some of the
filth behind leaving bare boned the essence of the band, a sum
of the chilling, post-modern culture which permeates any Horror
movie fan. Tons of intros are used throughout and the quotes of
famous b-movies (especially the Italian panorama hell yeah) glue
the whole cannibal music with a spirit that tastes of other days
long gone. Not only Death Metal, not only grind, IMPETIGO had
the strong, emotional structure of old school core bands such
as CRUMBSUCKERS, NEGATIVE APPROACH or REPULSION, taken to new
height with a personality which only few have hoped to challenge
(GUT spring to mind at this point). Every song is a sweet, delicious
sample of high class bad taste, each perfectly identifiable by
a loose punkish picking and the characteristic phlegmy vocals
of the well known Stevo (greatest Death growler of all time with
AUTOPSY’s Chris). I am not sure I have been thoroughly clear but
if you miss this, you don’t deserve to live. The new packaging
features a delicious zombie cover in a bath of guts and entrails,
by the hand of Chas Balun itself (famous horror artist, who also
did much NECROPHAGIA work) and contains some never seen before
pictures. Good level re-release.

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