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Sunday, March 24, 2013

FANTOMAS / The Director's Cut [2001]

When most bands these days are doing covers of shitty '80's songs, it's nice to hear avant-garde super metal group Fantômas do something a bit different.
2001's The Director's Cut is a hilariously disturbing collection of cover tunes of cult classic horror & thriller film themes, including Ennio Morricone, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann and many more.  Featuring members from Mr. Bungle, The Melvins and Slayer you can pretty much expect it to be an abrasive, distorted journey into the vastly weird.  It mixes death metal, sludgecore, jazz and eerie soundscapes all usually in just one track.  Film score nerds will find it to be unfaithfully offensive.  Metal fans won't know how to make heads or tails of it.  Freaked out rabid lunatics having a mental breakdown will feel right at home.  

5 seconds of nothing out of 5

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