Sunday, September 19, 2010
Following on from my last post and seeing how there seems to be much love for Confessor around these heah parts, I figured I'd whip up a li'l something to complement Cobras previous Confessor posts, and because some anonymous dude asked for it.
First up here is Confessor covering two Trouble tunes, taken from their 'Condemned' EP, and a Sabbath number, from Earache's Sabbath tribute album.
Next up, some KILLER footage of Confessor live in beautiful Bradford, UK, back in the day....
...and the frankly MIND-BOGGLING deconstruction of the drum part from 'Condemned' by STEVE FUCKING SHELTON....
THE MAN HAS OCTOPUS DNA.
Now, as we all know, Confessor originally split up around 1993, but reformed in 2002, following the death of original guitarist Ivan Colon.
In 2003, they made the 3-track 'Blueprint Soul' Demo/EP, which I have thoughtfully provided here, BUT, WHAT were they doing between 1993 and 2002, you may well wonder?
Well, I'll TELL ya - during the nineties, octodrummer STEVE FUCKING SHELTON and bassist Cary Rowells had a band called Fly Machine, with guitarist/vocalist Dave Dorsey and guitarist Chris Nolan, who went on to later join the reformed Confessor for a while.
Fly Machine released a self-titled album in 1997, and THAT is about all I know about 'em. Stylistically, they resemble exactly what they ARE - a middle-ground between the math-doom Confessor of old and the subtly Alice In Chains-influenced Confessor of the 'Unravelled' LP. Vocalist Dave Dorsey sounds like a less histrionic Scott Jeffreys, and STEVE FUCKING SHELTON still sounds like STEVE FUCKING SHELTON.
The record sounds, to me, like Confessor playing outtakes from Alice in Chains 'Dirt' LP, filtered through 'Pony Express Record era Shudder to Think, which is NO bad thing at all.
If you want it, then get it here.
Sadly, I couldn't find a picture of the band, so instead, here is an obvious joke...
...and a picture of Gene Simmons punching Adolf Hitler.
Posted by The Thing That Should Not Be at 9:11 AM