[Front cover by S. Clay Wilson]
The Accüsed--Blaine Cook on vocals, Tommy Niemeyer on guitar, Alex "Maggot Brain" Sibbald on bass and Dana Collins on drums-- are seriously out there on some other shit. Described as thrash, crossover, slasher-punk, horror-core, and a variety of other terms by the uninitiated, they call their music "splatter-rock". Screeching vocals, chugging guitar, rumbling bass and pounding drums, what else do you want?. Don't fight it. Just sit back, listen and enjoy.
Better known for their mascot, Martha Splatterhead (think of a more brutal and female version of Iron Maiden's Eddie), the artwork on this album is by S. Clay Wilson who did the illustrations for the "Checkered Demon" comics (seen in lower-right corner of the front cover).
I had the opportunity to see these guys in 1989 (1990?) at the Hollywood Palladium with headliners Excel (from Venice, CA) and a local Santa Barbara speed-metal band called Kronix who opened up. It was an awesome show. I'm still searching for live footage. If you have any, please make a comment.
Download the whole album here.
|1.||Halo of Flies (The Deadly Blessing)||03:11|
|2.||W.C.A.L.T. (We Can All Live Together)||01:47|
|3.||Rape (Not a Love Song)||04:03|
|7.||Bethany Home (A Place to Die)||03:18|
|8.||Mechanized Death (I Love to Drive)||01:21|
|11.||Take No Prisoners (No One Left Alive)||03:11|
|14.||I'll Be Glad When You're Dead||01:49|
!!!TURN IT UP!!!
Accüsed: Halo of Flies (The Deadly Blessing)
Accüsed: W.C.A.L.T. (We Can All Live Together)
Accüsed: Bethany Home (A Place to Die)