2. Reborn Through Hate
3. When Angels Die
4. Intro (Nosferatu)
6. Suicide Command
7. Spiral Dream
10. Fried Alive
11. Intro (Totentanz)
Another fucken killer swiss band from the eighties. What
the hell was happening over there?!? With their 1987 debut
"R.I.P." (and their excellent demo, "Deathcult" which was
recently bootlegged on to CD), Switzerland's CORONER step out
from CELTIC FROST's shadow, and into metal legendom.
Technically far superior to The Frost, although not so
blunt and catchy, Coroner specialised in their own
particular brand of subliminally infectious speed metal,
black enough to warm the cold hearts of the crustiest
blackmetaller. A blackmetaller's speed metal band, but
not a speedmetaller's black metal band...if that makes sense.
Marquis Marky (winner, most homosexual pseudonym award)
thumps the shit out of his tubs with clockwork precision,
easily holding his own with the best of them. Tommy T. Baron
wanks his guitar off in perfect sync with the rest of the band,
sometimes too much, and it makes me wonder if he owned any
Yngwie Malmsteen records when he was a kid. Solos abound.
Vocalist/bassist Ron Royce draws heavily on Tom G. Warrior's
famous deathgrunts and hoarsely restraints, and cuts loose
with his bass lines during the title track, resulting in a sound
easily rivals the mighty SADUS on their first album "Chemical
Exposure" (or "Illusions", depending on how tru3 you are).
A classic album, from a classically underrated band...even if
they did have a rather peculiar fascination with their stage names.
© 1999 brett