Friday, September 23, 2011

FUNEBRARUM - BENEATH THE COLUMNS OF ABANDONED GODS (2001)


Isn't it funny how history repeats itself? I mean, that whole "retro thrash" thing that happened a couple years back was inevitably going to be followed by the whole "old school death metal movement", exactly as death metal overtook thrash back in the late 80's and early 90's. You can basically telegraph what's going to be "cool" and "trendy" in the metal scene by merely taking a cursory glance at the history of the music itself and charting out the mutations and migrations as such. No one has any original ideas anymore. But that's OK. I'll still take even the lowliest modern Incantation rip-off band over 99% of what the music industry is offering these days. After all, it's DEATH METAL. It's in my soul. I'm contractually obligated to love it.
Speaking of OSDM and Incantaion rip-offs, New Jersey's Funebrarum are one of the finest in the genre, and are often credited as pioneers since they had the foresight to bite Incantation a full TEN YEARS before it was "cool" to do so. Is it a backhanded compliment to say that? You're damn right it is, but I'll listen to that new Autopsy Morbus Chron album too. So whatever. It's all metal, it's all good.

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8 comments:

JGD said...

Great record. I assume you've heard Disma's 'Toward the Megalith' by now?

Shelby Cobras said...

Yup. I was kind of like, "hm, this sounds like most death metal bands sound these days". I then left some snarky comments on Pitchfork and bought some new deep V's from American Apparel. Whatevs.

Pete said...

Good shit! It's been years since I last listened to this album. Been meaning to get some of their material. Cheers!

JGD said...

Oh rad, we should go shopping together.

Shelby Cobras said...

How's the Forever XXI in PDX? wuz totes contemplating a road trip...

frank zito said...

wait, are you mocking american apparel deep v's? because my pecs are straight FIYAHHH

lkajfdslkjdfo said...

I believe Deteriorot deserve much praise for doing this sort of stuff a decade-plus ago (well ok demos etc were early 90s).

Shelby Cobras said...

I didn't know Detroit even had a metal scene.