Price: £14.99
Format: vinyl
Artist: Bloodbath
CatNo: VILELP547
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Grand Morbid Funeral Bloodbath vinyl
Bloodbath is a titan of death metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members. Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror & the glory days of death metal (especially the old Florida & Stockholm 'Sunlight' scenes), the band has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force for 15 years, further cemented by their devastating - and most successful album to date; 'The Fathomless Mastery' in 2008.
 
Recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and the City of Glass Studios in Stockholm, and mixed by David Castillo, 'Grand Morbid Funeral', Bloodbath's fourth full-length studio release, is undoubtedly the band's darkest and dirtiest opus yet; an organic collection of filth-ridden tracks straight from the grave, boldly eschewing the approach of somewhat over-produced modern death metal in favour of something altogether more rotten to the bone. 
 
With doom-like melodies mixed with raw and savage riffing backing up new vocalist Nick Holmes of UK legends Paradise Lost, and featuring a number of guest appearances including Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from US gore-masters Autopsy, 'Grand Morbid Funeral' is a new high-point of brutality for Bloodbath. 
 
Blakkheim (guitars):
"We're proud of all these different styled releases and we loved doing each and every one of them, but the objective was never to settle with a certain style, so the time has come to shift once more. It was already decided right after the last album that the next record would not be a "Fathomless part 2", but it would actually become its antithesis! So prepare yourselves for an ultimate blueprint of low-fi, raw, heavy, organic and sludgy death metal sound! The time has come to stomp those HM-2 pedals once more and close the circle of the death metal archives with our Grand Morbid Funeral"
 
Presented on 180gm gatefold vinyl.
Side A
1.  LET THE STILLBORN COME TO ME 
2.  MENTAL ABORTION 
3.  UNITE IN PAIN 
4.  TOTAL DEATH EXHUMED 
5.  BEYOND CREMATION 
6.  CHURCH OF VASTITAS 
 
Side B
1.  FAMINE OF GOD'S WORD 
2.  ANNE 
3.  HIS INFERNAL NECROPSY 
4.  MY TORTURER 
5.  GRAND MORBID FUNERAL