December 26, 2011

MIXTAPE: Bitchin’ Mixtape Vol.7

Okay, snap out of your holiday hangover fog with the newest Bitchin’ Mixtape.

Track listing (click graphic for better view): 

Liner Notes:
  • Evidence – one of my top 3 favorites by these guys.
  • Forsaken – this is what a tornado sounds like. Jesus. 
  • Four Season L – Heavy, heavy, heavy. Make my drums snappy please.
  • Genghis – the two albums these bros have put out are both awesome. I think this 2nd album might have the upper hand.
  • Ghost of – this is a song where when I hear it I CAN’T EVEN FATHOM how anybody would not think this is unbelievably awesome.
  • Give Wings – riff-o-rama and groove you can’t deny.
  • Got LifeThis band at its full peak.
  • Graves Of – this is DEATH metal. Groove, riffs, killer drums and throat ripping vocals.
  • Great Escape – Very poppy. Very catchy. Very awesome.
  • Gashing Guts – played at every party. Reactions? Mouth agape? Yep.
  • Haunted – off the album with probably the cleanest recorded vocals by this singer ever. Can decipher every word.
  • He’s Waiting – my god this 60s song is so killer. The drums are one of the main reasons. Plus it’s about Satan. In a song from the 60s. Wow.
  • High and Mighty – Buffalo hardcore with my friend on guest backing vocals.
  • I’m Lonesome – heartache, cowboy singing. Great.
  • I Pray To – heeeeeeavy. Got this one from Lo-Res Viscera. Good shit.
  • Identity C – by my favorite band of all time. Get on board.

If you like the bands – support them and buy their music.

December 20, 2011

MIXTAPE: see Obituary for the birth of death metal

I’ll tell you what, there is real and then there is everything else. Real death metal is Obituary. On the scene – that didn’t exist before them – since the mid ‘80s. Just fuck right off with almost every fucking death metal band out today. Every one of them is trying to copy Obituary and Cannibal Corpse. Throw Napalm Death (slightly different semantics genre), Deicide, Malevolent Creation and a few others in there and you have the godfathers. Obituary is fucking titan.

I got into them around 1990. My brother had “Cause Of Death” (1990). I listened to the tape (cassette) and loved the music. SO incredibly heavy over the Metallica, Motley Crue and Ozzy I was into. This was my first death metal. True story: I used to take my brother’s tapes and make my own riff mixes of Obituary – minus the vocals. I couldn’t get into the vocal at first. Obituary was the first band I did that with. I feel like I’ve been making “riff” mixes my whole life and I just realized while writing this that Obituary is the band that started it for me. Then, pretty much all of a sudden, the vocal growls worked for me. Hello Gorguts and on and on and on.

Obituary was my gateway drug to death metal.

And I’ve never left. Never will. I’ve seen them live twice – 1992 (with Cannibal Corpse, Agnostic Front and Malevolent Creation) and again in 2007 (with Full Blown Chaos). And I can’t wait for their new album slated for the first half of 2012.

So death metal rookies, or people that were always curious but never checked out Obituary, or for those that consider Black Dahlia Murder an old band (love them by the way) – then this mixtape is for you. Enjoy

December 17, 2011

MIXTAPE: Pantera - By Texans Be Driven

With a sick singer from New Orleans. Love Pantera. In my opinion this band changed metal. And I’m not talking about the guitarist named Diamond. It is what they did to transition a vocal style that went from Halford and Vince Neil (high-pitch screaming in key) to a rougher style that became the new norm from the early ‘90s to today. It’s since changed again to the Keith Buckley Every Time I Die style vocals popular today in younger metal bands. But this band was huge. I saw them play live three times.

It’s been 7 years (December 8) since their guitarist was senselessly murdered on stage by some sick asshole. Time has not diminished the band’s power. Here’s to them – and some of my favorites by the band. Enjoy.

Edits are my edits – used to improve the song, keep listener interest high and/or shorten in an attempt to get more songs played at a party. Don’t like it? Buy the original.

December 5, 2011

10 killer Christmas songs you don't have.

I have a great Christmas mix that I have been developing and adding to for over 10 years.

Generally speaking I like the truly classics like Bing, Nat, Elvis and Frank. But I also like modern takes with a classic styling. And although I like really heavy, extreme music I don't want it mixed into my gingerbread and egg nog. Please spare me Judas Priest doing a Christmas classic in a metal style.

Over the years I have added to my Christmas mix some pretty unique numbers and gems you might not have come across. My full mix is now up to 129 songs. I'm not going to share it all, because then it wouldn't be special for the lucky few that hear it.

But here are 10 Christmas ditties you don't have. Enjoy.

  • Charles Aznavour - Christmas Eve In A Gambling Town
  • C Isaak - Hey Santa!
  • Linda Cassady - Is Santa Claus A Hippy?
  • Little Marcy - Suzy Snowflake
  • Los Straitjackets - Little Drummer Boy
  • Low - Just Like Christmas
  • Revd Hort Ht - What Child Is This
  • Schnappi - Jing! Jingeling! Der weihnachtsschnappi!
  • The Boxmasters - We Three Kings Of Orient Are
  • The Headers - Joy To The World

October 28, 2011

Pissed off. Venting. Nobody fucking cares anyway

Lately a bunch of my posts have been flagged. For some reason little ol' me has come under fire recently and have had a bunch of my blog posts targeted as copyright violations. So I've taken down the links. Guess I gotta go the bullshit cryptic way of listing and sharing the music I am so passionate about. Some of my past posts will now not be downloadable. But you can still check out the list of songs that I deem as good, but that you can't hear here, but that you can find in a million other places on the Internet. For the most part we are talking about underground fucking music here. And let's be fair - it's a few bands or management teams or one stupid fucking label that is telling BLOGGER to pull my shit down. I don't know which band(s). So fuck your street teams that are scouring the Internet to pull down music for bands that SHOULD be dying to attract new fans based on the glowing praises of REAL fans like me. What the fuck ever. 

This ain't going to fucking stop me. Just going to drive me to find the proper end around. Hang with me till I figure it out. 

With a clenched fist reaching for brass knuckles,

October 27, 2011

Top 19 Greatest Albums of All Time

As picked by me. So much of what makes an album great to you is personal. Much of it has to do with time and place. Where you were when that album crossed your life. But for me, that is one part of it. Sometimes the album itself is more powerful than the circumstance. For example with me, Motley Crue Theatre of Pain would be the signature album for me with that band based on impact in my life. I was SOOOO into that album (5th grade by the way). The videos for Smokin in the Boys Room and Home Sweet Home were so big for me. But Shout at the Devil trumps it as a greater album. So this is all subjective. That said, this is my list.

  1. Faith No More – Angel Dust (1992)
  2. Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil (1983)
  3. Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business (2001)
  4. Snapcase – Lookinglasself (1993)
  5. Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
  6. Sepultura – Arise (1991)
  7. Obituary – Cause Of Death (1990)
  8. Down – NOLA (1995)
  9. Tiger Army – Music From Regions Beyond (2007)
  10. Malevolent Creation – The Ten Commandments (1991)
  11. Tool – Undertow (1993)
  12. Blind Melon – Blind Melon (1992)
  13. Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
  14. Tomahawk – Tomahawk (2001)
  15. Sublime – Sublime (1996)
  16. Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986)
  17. Black Sabbath – Sabotage (1975)
  18. Helmet – Meantime (1992)
  19. Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

Liner Notes:

I was raised on cassette tapes, not CDs. I switched over in 1990-1991. The first CD I ever bought was a used (for $5) Flotsam & Jetsam – When The Storm Comes Down (1990).

First new store-bought CD I ever bought was Metallica – Metallica (1991), which was a double buy for me, because I first bought the cassette tape the day the album was released.

October 10, 2011

MIXTAPE: Bitchin’ Mixtape Vol.6

UPDATE: the following was a link to download a mixtape I put together. But for some reason little ol' me has come under fire recently and have had a bunch of my blog posts targeted as copyright violations. So I've taken down the link. So check out the list of songs that I deem as good, but that you can't hear here, but that you can find in a million other places on the Internet. For the most part we are talking about underground fucking music here. And let's be fair - it's one band or one management team or one stupid fucking label that telling BLOGGER to pull my shit down. I don't know which band. So fuck your street teams that are scouring the Internet to pull down music for bands that SHOULD be dying to attract new fans based on the glowing praises of REAL fans like me. What the fuck ever.  Here you go, you asked for it. Actually you didn’t, but here it is anyway. It’s Bitchin’. Enjoy.

Track listing:

01 - Misfits – Bullet
02 - Nancy Sinatra - The City Never Sleeps At Night
03 - Therapy & Fatal - Come And Die
04 - Malevolent Creation – Conflict
05 - W.A.S.P. - Cries In The Night
06 - Butcher ABC - Crime Against Humanity (Carnage Cover)
07 - Converge - Cruel Bloom
08 - Cannibal Corpse - The Cryptic Stench
09 - Danzig - Cult Without A Name
10 - Tiger Army - Cupid's Victim
11 - Profanation – Cut
12 - Rancid - Dead Bodies
13 - Megadeth - Devils Island
14 - Full Blown Chaos - Die Like You Live
15 - Oathbreaker – Downfall
16 - Nashgul - El Vengador Toxico
17 - Faith No More - Epic [Saturday Night Live 12-1-1990]
18 - Dead To Fall – Epilogue
19 - Hatebreed - Every Lasting Scar
20 - Helmet - Exactly What You Wanted
21 - Ted Harris - The Fairbanks Flood
22 - Unbroken - Fall On Proverb
23 - Snapcase – Filter
24 - CKY - Flesh Into Gear
25 - Napalm Death - Striding Purposefully Backwards

Liner Notes:
  • Misfits – Bullet: one of my top 3 fav Misfits songs. Danzig is awesome. The bass is awesome. You’re awesome.
  • Nancy Sinatra - The City Never Sleeps At Night: love this era and style. It’s the backing horns.  
  • Malevolent Creation – Conflict: give it up for this Buffalo based (originally) pioneering death metal band – still slaying today.
  • W.A.S.P. - Cries In The Night: get past the lame 80s imagery, the stuff you hate about Blackie Lawless and the stuff Tipper Gore and the PMRC told you was evil – this band had their shit together.
  • Butcher ABC - Crime Against Humanity (Carnage Cover) – bad production but the groove laid down by the drummer in this version is so killer. Thanks to Grind and Punishment blog for turning me on to this one.
  • Danzig - Cult Without A Name: yeah, you know, go ahead, rip on newer Danzig solo stuff but this is good shit right here.
  • Profanation – Cut: more here
  • Full Blown Chaos - Die Like You Live: from their new album. Breakdowns up the ass on this album. Jeez.
  • Oathbreaker – Downfall: new face of hardcore? I’ll take it.
  • Nashgul - El Vengador Toxico: see THIS is a groove. Yet fast. How it’s done.
  • Snapcase – Filter: more from these upstanding young men here.

If you like the bands – support them and buy their music.

October 2, 2011

MIXTAPE: Oh, Canada!

Growing up and living in a border city like Buffalo means you hear our Canadian brethren on the radio, playing in local clubs and discussed around the water cooler. Canadians tend to stick together, so even though my city is physically near Toronto, Canadian radio likes to promote its own countrymen. So you hear all of it loud and proud.

Nothing from the legendary Rush here this time. And I certainly skipped Bryan Adams and Tom Cochrane. Here is a mix of bands from North of the Border that you might have missed.

01 - Kataklysm - 10 Seconds From The End (2004)

02 - Matthew Good - Born Losers (2007)
03 - Matthew Good - I'm A Window (2007)
04 - Matthew Good - Fought To Fight It (2009)
05 - Matthew Good Band – Tripoli (2001)
06 - Matthew Good Band - Under The Influence (2001)
07 - Matthew Good Band - The Future Is X-Rated (1999)
08 - Matthew Good Band - Jenni's Song (1999)
09 - Matthew Good Band - Load Me Up (1999)
10 - Matthew Good Band - Hello Time Bomb (1999)
11 - Matthew Good Band - Enjoy The Silence [Depeche Mode Cover] (1997)
12 - Matthew Good Band – Apparitions (1997)
13 - Matthew Good Band - Everything Is Automatic (1997)
14 - Matthew Good Band – Indestructible (1997)
15 - Matthew Good Band – Rico (1997)

16 - Moist - Gasoline (Remix) (1996)
17 - Moist – Push (1994)
18 - Moist – Resurrection (1996)
19 - Moist – Tangerine (1996)

20 - A Perfect Murder - Body And Blood (2005)

21 - The Tea Party - Fire In The Head (1995)

22 - The Tragically Hip - Yer Not The Ocean (2006)
23 - The Tragically Hip - The Lonely End Of The Rink (2006)
24 - The Tragically Hip - Luv(Sic) (2006)
25 - The Tragically Hip - Courage (For Hugh MacLennan) (1992)
26 - The Tragically Hip - Gift Shop (1996)
27 - The Tragically Hip - Little Bones (1991)
28 - The Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking (1989)
29 - The Tragically Hip – Flamenco (1996)
30 - The Tragically Hip - So Hard Done By (1994)
31 - The Tragically Hip - 700 Ft. Ceiling (1996)

32 - The Watchmen - Boneyard Tree (1994)
33 - The Watchmen – Wiser (1994)
34 - The Watchmen – Cracked (1992)
35 - The Watchmen - Run & Hide (1992)
36 - The Watchmen - Holiday (Slow It Down) (2001)
37 - The Watchmen - Stereo (Remix) (2001)
38 - The Watchmen - Brighter Hell (1998)
39 - The Watchmen – Incarnate (1996)
40 - The Watchmen - Say Something (1998)

Liner Notes:

For the most part this is what I would call alternative rock. Tons of classifications you could lump these in to. But, call it what you want, I just call it good. And for good measure I had to throw a few heavy ones in, ya know, eh?

If you like the bands – support them and buy their music.

September 29, 2011

Postseason baseball

I like underground metal, the Buffalo Bills, school lunch, airplane food, lima beans and I prefer instant/dried mashed potatoes over "real"/from scratch mashed potatoes.

The one mainstream thing I like is the New York Yankees. I was raised on them because my father watched/followed them. I stuck with it. And they really sucked from my starting to really pay attention youth until 1994, so suck it. I dealt with their sucking and have basked in the glory since. I deserve it.

So here's to the Yankees.  Go get Detroit.

NOTE: I was planning to use these pictures anyway, but since the Boston Red Sux choked so badly to miss the playoffs, this just seems even more appropriate.

September 27, 2011

Cliff 'em all

It’s been 25 years today that Clifford Lee Burton died in the Metallica tour bus accident in Sweden.

He was just 24 years old.

I spliced the end of the concert together for this clip, so we hear Cliff’s voice say “thank you” (as well as a very weasy sounding Kirk would be my guess).

Enjoy Cliff, the major rager in denim.

September 21, 2011

MIXTAPE: Bitchin’ Mixtape Vol.5

I’ve stepped up my game. I have set up a plan for the next few Bitchin’ Mixtapes and, like this one, they are crazy Bitchin’. This MIXTAPE is all over the place – in a good way. That is how I like it. Unexpected. Chaotic. Enjoy.

01 - Tiger Army – Afterworld
02 - Testament – Agony
03 - Everything Went Black - Alaskan Demons
04 - Misfits – Angelfuck
05 - Zeke - Arkansas Man
06 - Sick Of It All - As Long As She's Standing
07 - Profanation - Attack Of The Braindead [Edit]
08 - Daggers – Axes
09 - Reverend Horton Heat -Baddest Of The Bad
10 - W.A.S.P. – Ballcrusher
11 - Christian Sex Ed - Balls Dropping
12 - Dead To Fall - Bastard Set Of Dreams
13 - Prong - Beg To Differ
14 - Anthrax - Belly Of The Beast
15 - Six Feet Under - Beneath A Black Sky
16 - Obituary – Blindsided
17 - Mariachi El Bronx - Bodies Of Christ
18 - Deftones – Bored
19 - Ozzy Osbourne - Breaking All The Rules
20 - Integrity - The Burden Of Purity
21 - Misery Index - The Carrion Call
22 - Jackyl - Chainsaw Solo
23 - Gutted - Chopped Up At The Altar
24 - Napalm Death - (The Public Get) What The Public Doesn't Want

Liner Notes:

  • Tiger Army – Afterworld: good lord this is awesome.
  • Misfits – Angelfuck: Danzig (the man) is great and here is why. Top 3 Misfits song for me.
  • Zeke - Arkansas Man: the guys got together recently. JS busted this out in his mix. Nice! This song seems like a soundtrack to a dude driving a big, high handlebar motorcycle. There is another motorsick-le rolling right next to him. And this song is playing. Yep.
  • Profanation - Attack Of The Braindead [Edit]: get it together death metal fans and get on board with this band from Germany. What the hell is wrong with you people?!
  • W.A.S.P. – Ballcrusher: 1985 wasn’t all Wham, Hall & Oates or Huey Lewis.
  • Six Feet Under - Beneath A Black Sky: from their debut. This was put on a certain mixtape for a friend that needed an open mind to listen to music beyond Celine Dion and Shaq.
  • Obituary – Blindsided: they broke up in 1997. They owed one more album to their label and cranked out this album in 2005. The comeback (still on) started.
  • Mariachi El Bronx - Bodies Of Christ: LOVE this band. This is off their new 2011 album that is brilliant.
  • Misery Index - The Carrion Call: saw this band play just before headliners Malevolent Creation in a super small hole in the wall Buffalo bar last summer. 50 people there. I became a fan instantly.
  • Napalm Death - (The Public Get) What The Public Doesn't Want: my favorite band – and one of my favorite songs. Alright go.

If you like the bands – support them and buy their music.

September 16, 2011

MIXTAPE: Mötley Crüe sleaze kings

The Crüe was my gateway drug into heavy metal. Previously I was into some Def Leppard and Van Halen, but Mötley really set me down the path to being a lifetime heavy metal fan. I really got into them around 1984 when I was 10 years old. I guess that is what juvenile delinquent older brothers are for. I reject your Judas Priest bro, but I’ll take your Crüe to new heights.

Crüe led to Metallica, then to death metal, hardcore/punk, then back to the roots with Black Sabbath and the like, and it goes on and on. All good stuff. All tracing back to Mötley Crüe. My parents must have been so proud.

Two things hanging in my house right now:  

Exhibit A: a picture I drew for a girl in 1985. She kept it all these years (must have really had the hots for me), and gave it back to me a couple years ago. “It’s just a pentagram. Not really depicted accurately but I hope you like it.”

Exhibit B: From a trade with a neighborhood kid, to my bedroom door, to my first apartment, to this permanent spot for life in my house:

01   – Bastard (1983)
02   - Come On And Dance (1981)
03   - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) (1989)
04   - Dr. Feelgood (1989)
05   - Five Years Dead (1987)
06   - Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
07   - Goin' Out Swingin' (2008)
08   - Helter Skelter (1983)
09   - Home Sweet Home (1985)
10   - If I Die Tomorrow (2005)
11   - Just Another Psycho (2008)
12   - Kickstart My Heart (1989)
13   - Knock 'Em Dead, Kid (1983)
14   - Live Wire (1981)
15   - Looks That Kill (1983)
16   - Louder Than Hell (1985)
17   - Merry-Go-Round (1981)
18   - Motherfucker Of The Year (2008)
19   - Piece Of Your Action (1981)
20   - Primal Scream (1991)
21   - Saints Of Los Angeles (Gang Vocal) (2008)
22   - Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) (1989)
23   - Shout At The Devil (1983)
24   - Starry Eyes (1981)
25   - Sumthin' For Nuthin' (1987)
26   - Ten Seconds To Love (1983)
27   - Too Fast For Love (Alternate Version) (1981)
28   - Too Young To Fall In Love (1983)
29   - Wild Side (1987)
30   - Without You (1989)

Liner Notes:

Seven songs off 1983’s “Shout At The Devil” ought to tell you it’s a fucking masterpiece. Top 5 album of all time for me.

September 9, 2011

MIXTAPE: Bitchin’ Mixtape Vol.4

Now my pace for these is nowhere near as frequent as my metal brethren – Metal Bastard – a mate that puts out an MP3 shuffle every single Friday. I look forward to those and I hope y’all look to these Mixtapes put out on this here site. Not that you would ever comment and tell me what you liked. So enjoy.

Track listing:

All Teeth – Downers
Anal Cunt - 311 Sucks!
Anthrax - Keep It In The Family [Edit]
Biohazard - Tears Of Blood
Black Tusk - The Crash
Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet
Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians - Midnight Run
Earth Crisis - When Slaves Revolt
Flotsam And Jetsam - Newsted Bass Solo (MetalShock)
Iron Maiden - Wasted Years [Edit]
Johnny Horton - North To Alaska
Judge - Give It Up
Kowloon Walled City - Turk Taylor And Jones
Lamb Of God – Ruin
Misery Index - We Never Come In Peace
Nick Oliveri - Hybrid Moments (Misfits Cover)
Norma Jean - Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste [Edit]
Palehorse - Bleed The Sheep
Pantera - (Good Friends) I'm Broken [Kielbasage Splice]
Paradise Lost - One Second
Raging Speedhorn - How The Great Have Fallen
Ray Price - Go Away
Social Distortion - Don't Drag Me Down
The Hope Conspiracy - Suicide Design
The Kills - Night Train
The Pixies - Where Is My Mind
The Skeletons - Tubbs' Theme
Throwdown – Americana
Unjust - Way Out
White Zombie - Soul-Crusher [Edit]

Liner Notes:

  • Anal Cunt - 311 Sucks!: This is for my bud AW – who I will think of every time I hear this song for the rest of my life. ‘’’’choke’’’’cough’’’’uggghhhh’’’wheeewwwww’’’’’
  • Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet: this song is gold. So smooth. Again – just don’t just be a metal dude.
  • Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians - Midnight Run: look this guy up. Not much at all out there. Mysterious like. But this is the fucking shit. God damn awesome.
  • Earth Crisis - When Slaves Revolt: I’ve personally had it with this band’s vegan preaching – but if the first 20 seconds of this song don’t pump your nads – you don’t have a pulse. Jeeze.
  • Flotsam And Jetsam - Newsted Bass Solo (MetalShock): one of my first snippet edits ever. Pulled this little jam out of an 8 minute Flots song – but this could be the reason Newsted got the Metallica gig in 1986. This rocks.
  • Iron Maiden - Wasted Years [Edit]: “Oh, I’m too cool for Iron Maiden. They are too old.” Fuck you and listen to this. Then respect this band.
  • Johnny Horton - North To Alaska: My kinda cuntry.
  • Kowloon Walled City - Turk Taylor And Jones: this band made my list of stupid band names, but it truly is all about the music. HEAAAAAAVY.
  • Lamb Of God – Ruin: my favorite L.O.G. song
  • Nick Oliveri - Hybrid Moments (Misfits Cover): better than the original? And it’s acoustic? Check it out. Love it.
  • Palehorse - Bleed The Sheep: I don’t think you can get heavier than this. So stop trying. Just enjoy it.
  • Pantera - (Good Friends) I'm Broken [Kielbasage Splice]: Another classic of mine from back in the cassette tape mix days. I took the beginning of “Good Friends and a Bottle of Pills” and connected it with “I’m Broken”. Match made in Dime heaven.
  • The Kills - Night Train: not blown away by all their stuff, but this is killer.
  • The Pixies - Where Is My Mind: The real question is Where Have I Been? I just discovered this (from 1988)
  • The Skeletons - Tubbs' Theme: I found this a couple years ago on a compilation of spy theme music (mostly British 1960s stuff). THIS is why I sift through stuff like that to find these diamonds.
  • Unjust - Way Out: this was a free song I found on Bill Gould of Faith No More’s record label Kool Arrow. Great song.

Edits are my edits – used to improve the song, keep listener interest high and/or shorten in an attempt to get more songs played at a party. Don’t like it? Buy the original.

If you like the bands – support them and buy their music.

September 3, 2011

MIXTAPE: Sepultura out of the ‘Grave’

Sepultura is Portuguese for the word grave. Time to dig up one of my favorite bands from high school.The finest Brazilian export.

This is almost entirely from the 1989-1996 era. For me, Sepultura is Max, his brother Igor, Andres (still in the band) and Paulo Jr., who is not only still in the band, he helped found it in 1984. Derrick “The American” Green (1997-current) makes a couple appearances in this mixtape, but there is really nothing he can do. He’s got a good voice and style, he’s just not Max. That will always be his legacy, and for a dude like me with a Sepultura history rooted to around 1991, it’s hard to overlook it.

I’ve got quite a few Kielbasage edits to the songs in this mix. As I’ve stated before, edits are my edits – used to improve the song, keep listener interest high and/or shorten in an attempt to get more songs played at a party. I’ve had some questions about the edits. But I’m not a big fan of blistering, boring guitar solos or songs that generally go north of the 5 minute mark. So I do what I gotta do. I am all about the groove in a song. Do yourself a favor. Next time you go to a live show, watch what happens when a band that plays a lot of solos rips into one. The crowd is totally moving, in the pocket with the rhythm riff and then – bam – it all comes to a stop when the guitar solo comes in. Everybody just stops and watches with their mouth agape. In awe of not his prowess, but how he just ruined the groove we were all in. Anyway, that is my take and why I edit songs. Don’t like it? Buy the originals.

Track Listing:

01 Beneath The Remains (1989)
02 Dead Embryonic Cells (1991)
03 Procreation (Of The Wicked) [Celtic Frost Cover] (1996)
04 Spit (1996)
05 Refuse-Resist (1993)
06 Inner Self [Edit] (1989)
07 Desperate Cry [Edit] (1991)
08 Roots Bloody Roots (1996)
09 Polícia [Titãs Cover] (1993)
10 Propaganda (1993)
11 Orgasmatron [Motorhead Cover] (1991)
12 Slaves Of Pain (1989)
13 Altered State [Edit] (1991)
14 Territory (1993)
15 Drug Me [Dead Kennedys Cover] (1991)
16 Cut-Throat (1996)
17 Against (1998)
18 Sarcastic Existence (1989)
19 The Hunt [New World Army Cover] (1993)

20 Crucificados Pelo Sistema [Ratos de Porão Cover]

21 Ambush [Edit] (1996)
22 Paradox (2009)
23 Slave New World (1993)
24 Symptom Of The Universe [Black Sabbath Cover] (1997)