Rigor Mortis final album
chris | santee, ca United States | 05/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last album by an intense band. This album showcases their best songwriting and studio production. Sick humor and tongue-in-cheek horror show lyrics make "vs the Earth" real fun to listen to. Mike Scaccia's got to be the fastest guitar player in the genre, and his melodies are seemingly never-ending. A bit more effects on the guitar and vocals than on their previous two albums make for a more polished product. The liner notes include lyrics to better follow along songs about being mummified, suffocated, ripped apart, alien invaded, disgusted by seafood and your local tweeker slut.And as on their other two albums, there is a couple of instrumentals so full of emotion you may forget you're listening to music to dismember by. If you enjoy this, check out Blohole, the band Mike and Casey did after Rigor Mortis called it quits. Also there is a killer one-time Rigor Mortis song called 'foaming at the mouth' on the soundtrack to "the Decline of Western Civ.2", for true Rigor Mortis fans."
I love when this happens!
Marc A. Coignard | Denver, CO United States | 05/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A girl at work brought this in one day and I let her play it on my CD player. I was thinking it was just some Death Metal band I'd rather not care to hear, but I was busy so I didn't mind her playing it. I'm glad to see I was wrong...this was one helluva find! I'm mostly into Punk and Hardcore kinda stuff, and a big fan of Thrash metal, and this seems to have elements of all of those, plus it reminded me of my friend's band here in Denver, so I just had to get it. She burnt me a copy and I can't say I can find anything wrong with this CD! It's funny, yet its got that "we like to destroy everything" edge that metal needs to survive. Definately a thrashin' disc! Its one in a million, and if you can check it out, get it. I love this album already."
Beastman | New Jersey | 04/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is RM's third and final cd. I don't hate it as much as most Rigor Mortis fans but like most fans I think the first cd is their best. This cd however has the RM sound, I think the worst thing about it is the production, to me its like the one/ones who were in the studio only worked with Bon Jovi and Madonna and didn't capture a metal kind of sound. Mike's guitar playing is superb, he is way better than average and can fly around the frets. The vocals work for the music, and the lyrics are interesting in many different senses. I can see why someone who never heard of RM wouldn't like this upon first listen. But to me they still retain alot of their trademark elements. It's unfortunate this album was their demise. RIP