Thursday, March 11, 2010

HEMATOVORE - MORE PARENTHETICAL LIVE VAMPYRISM (2005)


Longtime Illogical Commentator, all-around Bro, and friend of the blog Steven sent this little doozy in recently, a live recording of his (former) band Hematovore ripping shit up instru-metal style way back in the heady days of 2005. Steven evacuated the four-string duties in this triple-guitar wielding shred outfit about two years ago, after turning in a FIFTEEN year stint with them. That's right: Hematovore was formed in Auburn, Alabama way, way, waaaay back in the heady days of 1992, and has been churning out epic, tasty, multi-layered axe harmonies ever since.
Upon bequeathing this wonderful recording unto me, Steven made it clear that this is not a demo, but rather a true, soundboard-quality live recording, complete with all the booze-soaked detritus that a live venue offers. And while the atmosphere of this disc might be a bit sloppy and Devil-may-care, the playing is most certainly NOT. Sure, you get the gratuitous "Drunk Guy Shouting Random Shit Into The Recording Mic" about three-quarters of the way through, along with raucous crowd noise and unexplained mutterings, but Jesus FUCK, this band is LOCKED IN. Busy, rapid-fire grooves alternate with solos and leads that can only be described as "super tasty", while the rhythm section chugs through a series of weird-time-signature acrobatics, creating a complex, thunderous, and wholly satisfying package for your headbanging enjoyment. Never has a "singer" been needed less. Fans of the Effing Champs, take note.
I have been listening to Hematovore a lot lately, completely unable to fully digest the tastiness of their riffs. They are just so tasty. So very, very tasty.

Many thanks to you, Steven. I am left with but one question: When are you gonna go full time writing for IC?

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8 comments:

SEANFORD said...

This shit made my day. I listen to Champs just about constantly and after 7 years of the same 'Total Music' I'm left searching for other bands who also carry the torch of tasty riffs. These guys own on Pirates of Darkwater. How do I get everything else this band ever did? Steven, join IC, post the discography. I’ll blow you.

Shelby Cobras said...

I believe him, Steve.

I mean, if that's "your thing"...

SEANFORD said...

who doesn’t like getting blown? even ladies love getting blown. Manslaughter, back me up here.

Manslaughter said...

Oh yeah, love getting my dick sucked and my balls fondled. I mean, c'mon.

Where'd the term blow job come from anyways you might ask? behold:

"To many Americans in the 1940s and 1950s a "blow job" was a faster-then-the-speed-of-sound "jet airplane." It took off and gave everyone nearby a "blow job." The Thesaurus of American Slang (1953) records an example of this usage from an issue of the San Francisco Examiner in 1945: "A P-59 jet propelled Airacomet, affectionately called the 'blow job' by flyers, will make several flights in 1946."

I personally love it when a man says, "GET ON YOUR KNEES, YOU BIG BOOTY BITCH AND START SUCKING". Steven, I suggest you try this on Seanford.

Manslaughter said...

PS-Sorry Shelby. Sean started it!!

SEANFORD said...

Thank you Melanie.

Shelby Cobras said...

Gee, Melanie. You sure have done your "blowjob research", haven't you?

Steven said...

If you looked a little more like Jennifer Connelly (circa "Dark City"), I'd have to seriously consider yer offer.