|Review: Speckmann Project - Speckmann Project|
Label: Area Death Productions
Year released: 2012
Originally released in: 1992
Review online: January 12, 2013
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (3 Votes)
Paul Speckmann doesn't need any introduction anymore, does he? We have all gotten little doses of Funeral Bitch, Death Strike, Abomination, Master and perhaps even Martyr (the Master-Krabathor side-project). And we all pretty much love what Mr. Speckmann has done during his career.
Speckmann Project was originally released on Nuclear Blast in 1992, and is a re-recording of Master's self-titled debut album with Jim Martinelli on guitar and Aaron Nickeas on drums. Due to a lousy production the album was rejected by Nuclear Blast and was sent to Scott Burns, who worked some magic on it at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FL. The end result was pretty astounding in terms of how catchy, memorable and violent the Thrash/Death Metal Speckmann and co. churned out. Three of the songs on Speckmann Project, "Mangled Dehumanization," "Pay to Die" and "The Truth," were originally released by Death Strike on the Fuckin' Death album in 1991. For all Speckmann fans this re-release of Speckmann Project is true ear candy and now contains bonus tracks including Master's 1985 demo and a couple of unheard mixes of "Funeral Bitch" and "Master." And if that's not enough, there's even an interview with Paul Speckmann, done just for this release, which offers pretty some interesting trivia about the hassles getting this album out.
It's very hard to dismiss this release if you are a fan of Speckmann's works. It's great that labels like China's AreaDeath Productions dig up these nearly forgotten gems and bring them back into the daylight again. Speckmann Project is one darn fine release, so get this before supplies run out.
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