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Review: Morgueazm - Fun With Formaldehyde
Fun With Formaldehyde

Label: Independent
Year released: 2002
Duration: 51:00
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4.75/5

Review online: February 16, 2003
Reviewed by: Barbara Williams (Crowley)
Readers Rating
Fun With Formaldehyde

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)

Hell yeah! Here is an album by a band that is all but timid about experimenting with a kind of genre that certainly stands by itself: a horror metal techno mix tinged with a bit of that British humor the rest of the world has come to love and is, perhaps, still trying to figure out.

This gutsy trio wraps their hard-hitting, upbeat compositions around morbid lyrics saturated with guts and gore themes which speak of murder, suicide, cannibalism, and satanic ritual slayings‚??with a bit of humor, of course.

Fun with Formaldehyde offers ten riveting full-length songs with strong, prominent guitars laying down the melodies, and eerie pipe organ sounds that expand the mood. The drum beats are programmed but steady and well executed, but lack a bit of variety. Gramie‚??s high-pitched, well articulated vocal style fits the overall atmosphere and does the album much justice.

One of the more sinister, darker sounding songs is “Devourer of the Flesh” which banks on a somewhat gothic mood with chilling guitar riffing, gruesome keyboard sounds, and darker, deeper vocals to enhance the theme.

“I Confess” is perhaps the best example of the dark humor with which Morgueazm approaches chilling metal themes. The cold-blooded lyrics are delivered with stale, slightly sarcastic vocals making light of even the most heinous crimes. “I did it/ I killed her/ then I raped her/ I gave her soul to Satan/and defiled her fucking heart/ I confess!” Horror metal at its finest!

All in all, Fun with Formaldehyde is a good first production that captures the listener‚??s interest and draws him into playing this album more than once.

Other related information on the site
Interview with Brett, Mark and Gramie on January 14, 2003 (Interviewed by Barbara Williams (Crowley))
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