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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Deceased - The Blueprints For Madness (1995 - 320kbps)

Deceased - The Blueprints For Madness (1995)
Deceased (or Deceased...) is a death/thrash band from Arlington, Va formed by the Phil Collins of Death Metal King Fowley. This is a bit different from what's been posted here so far this month, but Deceased is about as horror obsessed a band as I've seen. Blueprints For Madness features songs about mind vampires and creek zombies and there's even an incredibly eerie sample swiped from Messiah of Evil inserted into the opening track. If any death/thrash band from Virginia deserves to be posted here it's Deceased...

Now, the production on this is a bit sloppy, but if you can get past that this is an excellent album filled with amazing twin guitar work and brutal drumming from drummer/vocalist King Fowley. My favorite part of the album, the epic Fabio Frizzi sounding intro and outro to The Creek of The Dead.

Year of Release: 1995
Label: Relapse Records
Catalog #: RR 6920-2
Bitrate: 320kbps

Track List:
1. "Morbid Shape in Black" - 5:42
2. "The Triangle" - 5:53
3. "Island of the Unknown" - 3:29
4. "The Blueprints for Madness" - 2:36
5. "The Creek of the Dead" - 5:05
6. "Mind Vampires" - 3:48
7. "Into The Bizarre" - 5:59
8. "Alternate Dimensions" - 3:49
9. "Midnight" - 5:15
10. "Negative Darkness" - 4:37
11. "A Reproduction of Tragedy" - 5:55

Download Size:72MB


Zer0_II said...

@Phelpster: I could swear that I left a comment for this post shortly after you posted it. Oh well... I just wanted to thank you Phelpster, along with everyone else, for contributing to the Nightmare Before Christmas event. I had a lot of fun researching and putting together all of my posts. It was great being greeted by the amazing music that you, Sab, and Strange Ranger posted also. I would definitely like to do this again next year, and turn it into an annual event. If we do this the same time again next year the theme would be even more fitting, considering it will be leading up to the year 2012, and the beginning of the end ;)

Tom Tit said...

Hey thanks for this one! I bought the CD back in the day and played it a lot: it was a gem right when things started get as mellow as it ever got in the history of metal (the year after, 1996, has remained for me the low-down ever: practically all old bands had lost their way and few new bands were doing anything interesting). No matter how cynic one might be, one's got to admit things have picked up a lot since then musically speaking. Not to compare with early 90s of course, subjectively speaking, but hey.

The sound was always one of my favourite aspects of the album, right in a period when everybody were opting for cleaner and cleaner sound – the strangely technical turns in the music are perfectly contrasted and/or highlighted by the rusty fuck-all production... and King's tormented vocals. A classic, and my favourite Deceased album after the killer "13 Frightened Souls" MLP and the uncanny debut.

I need to check out their last couple albums and hear what they're up to these days.