Mortician Chainsaw Dismemberment (ChainSaw DiSmemBerment, 1999)
“On the afternoon of August 18 1973, five young people in a Volkswagen van ran out of gas on a farm road in South Texas. Four of them were never seen again…” Pinching the ominous opening monologue from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, New Yorkers Mortician really didn’t mess about in their tribute to the oft-overlooked sequel to tobe hooper’s game-changing horror classic. Ninety seconds of pulverising deathgrind follow, leaving you with the exact same feeling of face-numbing dread and disgust as a family day out with leatherface et al. For a band who have made a career out of horror love-ins, this blast of noise ranks as one of their finest moments.
CHOICE LYRIC: “Cannibals, return to kill / Meet your death, sawed in two / Body parts, strewn about / Cut-off legs, severed heads / Rotting flesh, macabre death”