Scott Alisoglu’s Infrequent Playlist of the Absurd – Part 4

“Look, Larry. Have you ever heard of Vietnam? You’re entering a world of pain.” John Goodman’s role as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowksi was arguably the greatest performance by an actor in American cinematic history. You may now dialogue. Can you read? The ability to answer that question grants you access. Go!

by Scott Alisoglu

Deathraid – All Life Ends (Moshpit Tragedy) – They told me to pay what I wished, so I donated $2.00 for it. It was more than worth it.

Trap Them – Darker Handcraft (Prosthetic). Another one that remains on the list. I needed a good teeth-rattling and it sounds even better on vinyl.

Destruction – Day of Reckoning (Nuclear Blast). Yep, it’s still on here. By the way, the cover of Dio’s “Stand up and Shout” rules.

Dukatalon – Saved by Fear (Relapse) – This ain’t no Gaza Strip conflict. This is Israeli sludge!

Boston – Don’t Look Back (Epic). I don’t own this album, but it was Jodi’s birthday, so back off! Long story.

Kreator – Enemy of God (SPV). I own this CD. Same story.

16 – Zoloft Smile (At a Loss).  Same long story. Nobody cared but me, so I put in something else.

Death – Leprosy & Spiritual Healing (Combat). Birthday girls are so demanding.

Acid Witch – Stoned (Hells Headbangers).  Holy shit, have you heard the story?  Dude needs a cough drop.

Mercyful Fate – Don’t Break the Oath (Roadrunner/Megaforce). Loud vinyl; ridiculously loud. Part of the same never ending story.

Rush – All the World’s a Stage (Mercury). Double vinyl. I remember nothing else from that part of the evening.

Hour of 13 – The Ritualist (Eyes Like Snow). Yes, vinyl. See Rush entry above.

Iron Maiden – Killers (Sanctuary). My introduction to Iron Maiden. No album sounded like this back in the day and even the imitators can’t quite get it right. I can still hear the shouts of “Wrathchild!” that accompanied raised fists on that fateful evening that you’ve heard so little about. Di’Anno over Dickinson in a first-round knockout. Dry your tears.

Hirax – El Rostro De La Muerte (Deep Six) – Thrash with teeth, big bared teeth. Cherish the story and tell nobody else.

Infinitum Obscure – Sub Atris Caelis (Deathgasm) – Remember that story I told you nothing about?

Unleashed – Where No Life Dwells/And the Laughter Has Died (Century Media) – A diminutive Mexican metal chick prone to ordering pizza and hot wings for breakfast requested some of that “old Unleashed.” Request fulfilled and the story still untold.

Autopsy – Macabre Eternal (Peaceville). Poop and innards? Death and disease! Vinyl first too!

Corpsefucking Art – Splatter Deluxe (Forever Underground) – 2002 release from zany Italian sewer chewers. Point.Click.Puke.

Beyond Fatal – The Demon Eulogy (Forever Underground). Hey, another 2002 brutal death release! Cool, eh? Well, not that kind of brutal death; more in the traditional USDM style from the Pennsylvania murder squad.

Hallow’s Eve – “Lethal Tendencies” (Metal Blade). From Death & Insanity. An all time, underappreciated classic.  You can’t touch this.

Paganizer – Deadbanger/Promoting Total Death/Dead Unburied/Warlust (Forever Underground) – Everybody Loves Rogga! Premieres tonight on NBC, 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST.

Intervalle Bizzare/Malignancy – Frailty of the Human Condition (Shindy Productions) – This album came up in my interview with Brutally Deceased’s Tomáš Halama who I found out was a member of the now defunct Intervalle Bizzare, a band I’d not thought about in years. As such, it seemed an opportune time to revisit the split. Back in olden times (2001) we called an album like this “brutal.”

Ares Kingdom – Incendiary (Nuclear War Now). Diehard vinyl edition. Big ass bang for the buck. Lordly.

Mhorgl – Antinomian (Execution Kollective) – Australia rarely disappoints when it comes to extreme metal that’s just a little bit different from anything else you’ve heard. Enter Mhorgl and an album in Antinomian that blasts and slashes, yet does so with discordant flourishes and short detours into the strange that give it a measure of distinction. Worth it for the cover of “Mr. Crowley” alone; it is not what you’d expect.

Lecherous Gaze – Lecherous Gaze (Tee Pee). This four-song EP friggin’ rules; no two ways about it. Vintage hot rockin’ falling somewhere around vintage Molly Hatchet, Thin Lizzy, and classic era Ted Nugent. Great songs and blazing guitar work. Ok, that cover art makes me uncomfortable.

How much are you getting paid for passing “GO” in the game of Monopoly these days? Is Boardwalk still worth a sore ass? Galifianakis was right about Bukowski being right. Don’t question; just go.



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