Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Cumbersomely named after a Deicide song, Behead The Prophet - No Lord Shall Live were part of a large, healthy queercore/occult/punk/grindcore scene that blossomed in and around Olympia, Washington in the early-to-mid 90's. Their music was the beautiful catastrophe that occurs whenever punks decide to play metal: Absolute fucking chaos, basically, with songs rarely surpassing the one minute mark (in fact, the longest song on this 22-song album clocks on at 1:30). And did I mention that they had a violin player who would improvise/shred over every song (Michael Griffen, who passed away last year - R.I.P.)?
This is a fucking sweet little record that everyone needs. The samples alone are worth the cover price. Don't believe me? Give it a listen and tell me I'm wrong.
Below: Lead vocalist/Edgar Winter impersonator Joshua Plague.
B.T.P.N.L.S.L. on Myspace
B.T.P.N.L.S.L. live in Las Vegas. A shitty clip, but gives a good idea of how chaotic their sound was. Also featured: Joe Preston in a sparkly cape.