Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral



8 | 249 votes |
Release date: 17 November 2014
Style: Death metal

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01. Let The Stillborn Come To Me
02. Total Death Exhumed
03. Anne
04. Church Of Vastitas
05. Famine Of God's Word
06. Mental Abortion
07. Beyond Cremation
08. His Infernal Necropsy
09. Unite In Pain
10. My Torturer
11. Grand Morbid Funeral

Line-up
Old Nick - vocals
Blakkheim - guitars
Sodomizer - guitars
Axe - drums
Lord Seth - bass

Guest musicians
Chris Reifert - vocals
Eric Cutler - guitars

Additional info
Produced and engineered by Bloodbath.
Recorded at Ghost Ward and City of Glass, March - September 2014.
Mixed by David Castillo at Ghost Ward, September 2014.
Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering, September 2014.

Tracks 1, 4, 6, 8:
Music and lyrics by Lord Seth.
Tracks 3, 5, 10:
Music and lyrics by Sodomizer.
Tracks 2, 11:
Music and lyrics by Blakkheim.
Tracks 7, 9:
Music by Blakkheim. Lyrics by Old Nick.

Guest vocals by Chris Reifert recorded by Aaron Cronon at HipCro Productions, Benicia, CA.

Artwork by Néstor Ávalos. Art direction by Blakkheim.

Guest review by
Lit.
Rating:
7.8
Old school sucks. New school is the way to go.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about why this album is a decent tribute to the old-school of hip-hop death metal.

Death metallers Bloodbath make no secret their love for the bands that laid the groundwork for every metalhead's mandatory favorite genre of death metal, specifically that of the Swedish variety. Resurrection Through Carnage brought to mind the classic Entombed-style distorted guitars. Nightmares Made Flesh was much more clean and polished, but remained brutal, catchy, and heavy with the Swedish influences meeting a more… Florida style? I don't know. Let's just call it Swedish.

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published 22.12.2014 | Comments (7)

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21.11.2014 - 09:01
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Huh, I just realized that the title track has lyrics that aren't in the booklet. The lyrics on this site are straight from what came with the CD, so I'm wondering what the rest of that shit is all about. Makes me curious.
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23.11.2014 - 09:13
Rating: 7
Grind Magus
Weak Cunt
I was quite disappointed with what I've heard prior to the album release but this album is surprisingly not as bad as I think.
Hell, it might even grow on me.
Nothing close to what they made with Mikael and Peter but it's pretty good death metal.
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25.11.2014 - 00:24
Rating: 9
defeat213
Holmes provides the vox that they've always needed. This actually sounds like someone recreating classic DM, which is something that I don't think Peter or Mikael ever pulled off.
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25.11.2014 - 01:32
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Lol ^
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25.11.2014 - 17:45
Mr. Doctor
Skandino


I can barely recognize this guy's voice with the great vocals on Paradise Lost's debut.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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25.11.2014 - 23:38
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Slow, doomy, pounding death metal songs, like Church of Vastitas, are great. That is, if they are done right. Unfortunately, Church of Vastitas sucks ass, and is by far the most boring song on the album. I like the album, but goddamn, that song is such a filler piece of crap. The album would have been better as a whole without that song in it.
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03.12.2014 - 17:50
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Is it an 8 or a 9? Can't decide. Need some more listens to make up my mind. Though I've been listening to this non-stop all this time.
*Chester Bennington kicks in for the chorus*

Written by Jaeryd on 25.11.2014 at 23:38

Unfortunately, Church of Vastitas sucks ass, and is by far the most boring song on the album. I like the album, but goddamn, that song is such a filler piece of crap. The album would have been better as a whole without that song in it.


Really? I thought it was boring when I saw the promo video before release, but it works well on the album. Having a doom/death song when Holmes is your new singer kinda works.
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03.12.2014 - 20:11
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Unhealer on 03.12.2014 at 17:50

Really? I thought it was boring when I saw the promo video before release, but it works well on the album. Having a doom/death song when Holmes is your new singer kinda works.

I didn't say that doom/death was bad; in fact, I think it would've been awesome in this album. I just think that this particular song is boring and doesn't do much, even for a slow doom track. It provides a change in pace where the album needs it, sure, but I wish that change in pace was provided by a similar track that did it's job better.

I don't know. I can see how you like the song, but it just doesn't do much of anything for me, personally.
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04.12.2014 - 02:50
Dima
Written by Guest on 25.11.2014 at 01:32

Lol ^


He did give Lulu a 9 so it's not his most absurd opinion :p
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04.12.2014 - 09:26
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Dima on 04.12.2014 at 02:50

He did give Lulu a 9 so it's not his most absurd opinion :p

Double Lol (though I've never heard Lulu).
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08.12.2014 - 04:27
Rating: 9
defeat213
I mean don't shoot me for having an opinion man
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09.12.2014 - 00:40
Hallford9000
Guess what, I dig Lulu. I also like Swans and I get the same feeling when listening to both. It's hard to get into but with the right mindset there definitely can be extracted something appealing. Although not to regular metal fans, and certainly not to the typical thrash fan. So I like Lulu, but simply cannot stand these vocals of Holmes. It's a shame 'cause there is some amazing guitar play going on in most songs.
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09.12.2014 - 23:08
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
I don't know how this album is on top 20 ! I'm waiting to read the review on this one, it must be fun.
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The Fangirl.
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10.12.2014 - 12:40
Rating: 8
Isalith
Well, I love that album and I don't understand the negative opinions on it.
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11.12.2014 - 02:39
Rating: 9
defeat213
I mean I also like Instruments Disorder so my taste probably don't mesh well with metalstorm's userbase.
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16.12.2014 - 11:54
Paw!!
R.I.P Akerfeldt
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26.12.2014 - 16:48
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Same good old Bloodbath. But Nick Holmes' vocal manner is less guttaral compared to the previous vocalists. While I find that it works well for slow tracks, such as Church Of Vastitas, on the other hand, it makes more aggressive and brutal tracks sound less brutal.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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05.02.2015 - 06:18
Rating: 8
Doc G.
Full Grown Hoser
Written by deadone on 05.01.2015 at 05:48

Well fuck! This album sounds good and Nick Holmes vocals actually work.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Not entirely blown away by anything here, but I'll be damned if it didn't turn out significantly better than I anticipated.
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"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
- George Carlin
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05.02.2015 - 06:41
Fearmeister
Account deleted
Yea, same. No idea why everyone was/is throwing a hissy-fit over the vocals.
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08.03.2015 - 23:01
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
OMFG i remember trying to pick up 3 or 4 fav songs from the previous albums and coulnd't cause i had to mention more... this time i really try to find outstanding songs and almost can't... it's not bad, it's pleasing death metal, but it has nothing to do with their awesome previous work... Holmes is not bad, but due to his doomy slower growls the whole band had to change their production so that he would fit... and the result is not good compared to their previous stuff...

Worst Bloodbath album ever by far...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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28.04.2015 - 10:59
danielllewis
I think it's a great album with great instrumentals. I'm gonna have to agree with most of the people here and say that the vocals ruined it for me though lmao. Nick just sounds like he has no power in his voice and that his vocals are out of place on an album like this. Then again most of what I listen to from this band is peter sounding like a fuckin sea monster.
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21.05.2015 - 23:55
AyΣm
Abyssal Zebra
Really different from the previous ones, however it's sound really good, doomy riffs are awesome, so slow and heavy. I really like this one, maybe my favourite.
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29.05.2015 - 00:19
Rating: 9
CrippledLucifer
God the chainsaw tone on this is beautiful. Holmes is a treat as well.
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18.09.2015 - 22:26
Rating: 10
Hellcult
I can listen to ' Church Of Vastitas ' over and over again = Killer!
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And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
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27.12.2015 - 20:04
Rating: 10
Hellcult
Fuckyn hell this album is epic!
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And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
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05.10.2016 - 20:07
Rating: 9
Simsda
I feel like i'm one of the few that liked Nick on this album, the raw and decrepit sound of his voice really fits the album.
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