Friday, December 31, 2010
I figured for my final post of the year, I wouldn't rock the boat, and I'd stick with Cobras 90's Death Metal thang. So, here you have one of MY personal favourite 90's Death Metal records - 'Thresholds', the second album by the almighty Nocturnus, from 1992....except it ISN'T really from 1992! No sir! It's actually from a far-flung future in which we can control the climate, alter reality and....uhh...live in Arctic crypts.
Adding a vocalist for this one, a guy named Dan Izzo - presumably because it was all getting a bit much for Drummer/Vocalist Mike Browning - 'Thresholds' really stepped the whole 'science of horror' thing that Nocturnus had going on up a notch. Sadly, people really didn't seem to dig it. Fucked if I know why, I thought it was ACES, and I STILL do.
I was lucky enough to see 'em tour for this, along with Confessor, and they were pretty darned good, so I'm really stumped as to why people didn't warm to 'em more. My only real guess is that they were too far ahead of their time, somewhat ironically. Pearls before swine, clearly. They managed one more record after this, a self-titled EP that we have already featured here at Ill Con before, before calling it a day. I dunno about YOU folks, but I sure miss 'em.
Aaaaaaanyhoo, go git it.
*Oh, also, if anyone knows where I can pick up a Nocturnus T-shirt in a size medium, puh-LEEZE let me know. I would literally KILL for one.
Posted by The Thing That Should Not Be at 7:17 AM