Is Macabre's "Gloom" the pinnacle of hilarious serial killer obsessed grindcore/thrash ever?

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Seriously. "Holidays of Horror"! Merry Christmas/he gunned his family down/His bullets were their presents/Dead relatives all around

Too many syllables to cram into that melody and they don't care! It's fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4E5OWe4zYc

"McMassacre", about James Huberty! You go to McDonald's/to eat a hamburger/Next thing you know/It's time for your murder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD5YV1U2oCA

Who else loves and wants to praise this classic? metalheads?

Neanderthal, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:17 (eight years ago) link

Love this record. So many great tracks "Trampled To death" is a fave. I remember an old zine interview with them...
Q: How does Dennis The Menace drum so fast?
A: Hatred

ringworm, Friday, 20 September 2013 18:39 (eight years ago) link

I really love their ultra-childish fixation on groan-worthy rhymes

"Dr Holmes (He Stripped Their Bones)"

"Albert Fish (Were Children Your Favorite Dish)" etc.

"What the Heck Richard Speck (eight nurses you wrecked)"

"Patrick Purdy Killed Five and Wounded Thirty"

it's like their songtitles exist as mnemonic devices for memorizing serial killer trivia

reminds me of people storing up, like, baseball batting averages or something

the tune was space, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:09 (eight years ago) link

I won't lie I stumbled onto this band online while searching for Japanese crust band Gloom and then found this album, but I'm really glad that I did because it's awesome

the tune was space, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:14 (eight years ago) link

and that bassline breakdown on "Trampled to Death" is sick

the tune was space, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:14 (eight years ago) link

"McMassacre", about James Huberty!"

best huberty song is still the throwing muses one. by a mile.

scott seward, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:33 (eight years ago) link

This band sound amazing. Will I be disappointed if I actually listen to them?

emil.y, Friday, 20 September 2013 19:35 (eight years ago) link

depends. are you into grind?

Neanderthal, Friday, 20 September 2013 23:03 (eight years ago) link

There could be very few better ways to kill/murder/decapitate 25 minutes.

ringworm, Saturday, 21 September 2013 20:58 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

just found out they're headlining a local festival in TAmpa next week. at a show I wouldn't have known existed until a friend told me.

so fucking ecstatic. been dying to see Macabre.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Sunday, 8 November 2015 16:20 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

MCMASSACRE
MCDEATH

Neanderthal, Thursday, 21 September 2017 02:22 (four years ago) link

I will see your McMassacre and raise you one McDonaldland Massacre
https://youtu.be/OCEVfIhBOIU

QUARTER POUNDER BIG MAC FILET O FISH AND FRIES
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU ORDER EVERYBODY DIES!!!!!!

Devilock, Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:35 (four years ago) link

Their Jeffery Dahmer concept album was great. Totally forgot about these guys

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:32 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

YOU GO TO MCDONALD'S
To EAT A HAMBURGER
NEXT THING YOU KNOW
IT'S TIME FOR YOUR MURDER

genital giant (Neanderthal), Saturday, 11 April 2020 02:56 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

MERRY CHRISTMAS
HE GUNNED HIS FAMILY DOWN
HIS BULLETS WERE THEIR PRESENTS
DEAD RELATIVES ALL AROUND

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 August 2020 18:36 (one year ago) link

I used to love going to Milwaukee Metalfests and seeing Macabre live, so fun!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 17 August 2020 19:51 (one year ago) link

i loved the Britney Spears headset the vocalist used to wear

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 August 2020 19:56 (one year ago) link

I just downloaded this but am worried it can't live up to my expectations

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:19 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

listened to this this week, really fun album

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:22 (one year ago) link

not heard this but used to love the Dahmer album

Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Friday, 11 September 2020 16:46 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

thanks CP for reminding me to revisit this after a long absence.

some of the silliest vocals ever, that screechy high pitched warble.

this is the riffiest Macabre that exists. and god the drums are thunderous.

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Sunday, 27 September 2020 03:34 (one year ago) link

"Holidays of Horror" sleighs me

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Sunday, 27 September 2020 03:34 (one year ago) link

btw what the fuck is that melody lifted from on the chorus of that song? I know it's the same melody of that stupid birthday song they sing at Chili's "Happy happy birthday/from the Chili's crew" but....where did that melody originate?

it's driving me insane. can't find any info on it.

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Sunday, 27 September 2020 03:42 (one year ago) link

99 bottles of beer on the wall?

ringworm, Monday, 28 September 2020 19:30 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

NEW MACABRE ALBUM

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:13 (one year ago) link

"Joe Ball Was His Name" was catchy

this next song is called "Stinky"

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:14 (one year ago) link

this is more in the vein of Dahmer than the unhinged craziness of Gloom, but it's entertaining as hell, as usual. especially the stupid voices both vocalists do.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:15 (one year ago) link

lots of playing children's songs with parody lyrics as usual

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:15 (one year ago) link

omg, "Stinky" is using the "Slinky" theme song

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:16 (one year ago) link

and now they're doing a sendup of "Dem Bones" ("Them Dry Bones")

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:22 (one year ago) link

running outta serial killers, yet more songs about Richard Speck and Dr Holmes, who they've covered before...

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:24 (one year ago) link

"Wheels on the Bug" =....ahh i don't have to tell you

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 13 November 2020 05:39 (one year ago) link

"Stinky" is about John Wayne Gacy btw.

the stink being dead bodies

they really need to find other serial killers to write about. I mean there are hundreds of lesser known ones

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 November 2020 03:11 (one year ago) link

the Sinister Slaughter album is pretty dope too (the one after Gloom)

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 November 2020 15:55 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

finally got the Grim Reality EP, their first real release. it's only 12 minutes long, six songs. came with both Neil Kernon remix and the original 80s versions. the Neil Kernon remix sucks, it's too clean and polished.

they had already kinda found their sound but it's a wee bit more thrashy without as much grind/death influence. these guys are just fun.

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:42 (one week ago) link

Grim Reality was my introduction to the band. I loved how "Mass Murder" was just three guys taking turns soloing, pretty unorthodox for the time!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:02 (one week ago) link

they were pretty ahead of their time! kinda sad that their live shows features very little pre-Dahmer music. not that I don't like that album, but Gloom and Sinister Slaughter are my favs.

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:05 (one week ago) link


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