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Antiseptic Bloodbath

Tourniquet Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 17, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B009FB3ZDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,656 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)
2. Antiseptic Bloodbath
3. The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin
4. Chamunda Temple Stampede
5. Flowering Cadaver
6. 86 Bullets
7. Duplicitous Endeavor
8. Lost Language of the Andamans
9. Carried Away On Uncertain Wings
10. Fed By Ravens, Eaten By Vultures

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Tourniquet album in 20 years July 17, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
It's been 22 years since Tourniquet released their debut album, "Stop the Bleeding," a thrashfest with King Diamond-esque vocals. Since then, there have been numerous changes in the band's line-up and musical direction. Their latest effort is "Antiseptic Bloodbath," which is the first in 9 years. What have they created this time?

Simply put, this is the best work they've done in 20 years; it may even be on par with their first three albums. This combines the best traits of the band's previous endeavors - all-out thrashers, crushing mid-paced tunes, the occasional violin or trumpet added to the mix, and an all-star lineup of guest appearances. Neil Kernon handles the production duties this time around, and the end result is the best sounding mix the band has ever had - an absolutely killer rhythm guitar sound pervades every tune, while the drums are pounding without drowning out the other instruments. To break it down song-by-song would look like this:

1) "Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)" (6:39). The album opens with a bizarre (for metal music) cheerleader-style call and response done to a marching beat, before a ripping riff kicks off the thrashfest. Insane drumming throughout this song accompanies a bunch of nice riffs. Vocals are a combination of Aaron Guerra's shouts and Luke Easter's vocals. There are several of the classic Tourniquet tempo changes throughout this song, and I can't even count how many different riffs appear. Did I mention the awesome drumming on this song? Ted Kirkpatrick hasn't slowed down a bit. The last part of the song showcases a long, soaring solo by Bruce Franklin (Trouble) before the main thrash riff reappears to close out things. A great song (9.5 of 10).

2) "Antiseptic Bloodbath" (6:12).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Lee MoD
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Antiseptic Bloodbath never lets up. It is a tour de force. And I can't say that "this is the best thrash album ever" but when I do compare it to other albums, I find them coming short.

The music is so dense with ideas every moment every musician is doing something brilliant. this is the most dense album I've heard. Sonically, I mean. The riffs never seem to repeat exactly the same way. You don't notice it at first, but it's bursting with ideas. Now a wasted second. Ted Kirkpatrick is On Fire! Ted... how do you do it? I mean, seriously... how do you do it? You keep getting better!

That's part of the beauty of it, the ideas are fresh. This is an album for musicians to contemplate, and understand and grow into. Antiseptic bloodbath sets the bar very high. I don't think even they can top it, but I hope they try. I hope the other thrash bands are taking note because this is new. It's absolute genius.

Also, the guest guitarists? Best idea. Marty Friedman has one of the best solos, wait, two of the best solos I've heard. So much emotion and technicality. The song "The Maiden..." is actually kind of conventional in parts,(singing section in the middle) but the instrumental sections, inspiring... then blistering!

It's not a simple album. It's not immediately accessible, but it just keeps giving back. Every time I hear it I like it more, and more.

There are some things you might not like: The vocals. The guy who sounds like Gary Lenair? I love this guy. That was such a huge relief to hear, I had to recheck the line up. And the other guy doesn't sound exactly like Guy Ritter, but he has a lot of the same phrasing and he keeps with the spirit of classic tourniquet sound while maintaining his own identity.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music
This is certainly not as interesting of an album as the classic Tourniquet albums from the early 90s, but it is certainly better than some of the other albums Tourniquet has put out. The guest solos from Dobles, Friedman, and Travers add a lot to the sound of the album, while the rhythm guitars are pretty typical in sound for Tourniquet. Ted's drums are creative and powerful as ever. I've never been a fan of Luke Easter's vocals, but on this album, they honestly come off as grating and difficult to listen to. I realize that Luke has been part of the band for almost 2 decades now, but Tourniquet would sound better without him and this album reaffirms it for me. Overall, this album will appeal to a Tourniquet fan, but if you're not a long-time listener of the band, pick up one of their first 3 albums instead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best since STOP THE BLEEDING September 21, 2013
By Wuchak
Format:Audio CD
...but, I have to admit, I never owned 1994's VANISHING LESSONS or 1997's CRAWL TO CHINA, although I've heard some of the songs.

Tourniquet are thematically white metal and, musically, a meshing of the styles of My Dying Bride, Iron Maiden, Slayer and King Diamond, but with their own highly quirky brand of "thinking-man's metal".

Their last release, 2003's WHERE MOTH AND RUST DESTROY, was a solid Tourniquet album but the songs didn't trip my trigger; something was lacking (with the exception of a couple tracks, like "Healing Waters of the Tigris"). MICROSCOPIC VIEW OF A TELESCOPIC REALM (2000), was better, but Luke Easter's vocals on both are an acquired taste, at best, and sometimes annoying (especially on WHERE MOTH AND RUST DESTROY).

Luke has redeemed himself, however, with 2012's ANTISCEPTIC BLOODBATH, which features 10 songs in 61 minutes. The vocal styles are extremely diverse and Easter is solid on all of them, sometimes even great (the guitarist, Aaron Guerra, also sings here and there). Luke has finally won my full appreciation with his work on this one -- outstanding job. In addition, the lyrical themes are refreshing, creative and thought-provoking.

ANTISEPTIC BLOODBATH is a quality slab of metal from beginning to end, so you can just press 'play' and enjoy, but of course some songs stand out and there are even some "Wow" moments. My favorites are: "The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin", which features a great groove & vocals during the stanzas; "86 Bullets", which is about the sad death of a rampaging circus elephant in Hawaii in 1994 (and, believe it or not, I remember this incident and even cut the article out of the paper!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome group if you want a break from the usual ...
Awesome group if you want a break from the usual cookie cutter bands out there! It's Like putting Bach and a metal band in the same room and saying" ok boys now play nice! Lol. Read more
Published 3 months ago by tenman
5.0 out of 5 stars Tourniquet still cranking out great music!
Tourniquet is my all-time favorite band so I'm biased but there is a lot to like on this CD. My son who is into screamo and metalcore even liked this CD.
Published 4 months ago by tourniquet_fan
5.0 out of 5 stars In Your Face Metal
Tourniquet is back! I have been a fan of this band for years. My favorite was Vanishing Lessons. The band has stormed back with their best ever. Read more
Published 11 months ago by roll tide
5.0 out of 5 stars the best Christian speed metal just keeps giting better
I've bine afan sints the 80.s this CD blue me away as this band always DOS vocals and all insermints just keep giting more creative this is there boldest ChristianCD yet to date... Read more
Published 15 months ago by jhon 3:16
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Excellent!!!
After so many years Tourniquet is back with another killer album, Ted's drumming & Luke's vocal abilities are still strong! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dennis M. Harris
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag
Describing Tourniquet is not a straightforward task. Take very melodic, frequently harmonized, metal guitar riffs and lay them on top of intricate and highly technical drumming. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Igor
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Tourniquet Album
Antiseptic Bloodbath is a fine, epic journey into thrash and metal. Probably in the top half (and perhaps in the top three) best albums by the band, Antiseptic journeys into great... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Thomas G. Farrar
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and Long Awaited
It's been quite a few years since the last Tourniquet album. I thought they might've called it quits. I am so glad they didn't. Read more
Published 23 months ago by T. Cotrell
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to thrash
Tourniquet's freedom to record as after their own convictions and not those of a label, came through on this CD. I appreciated the return to thrash. Read more
Published 23 months ago by rockinPreacher6
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I was awaiting for the return of these masters! You will find yourself in each song wondering what took them so long to return again to the throne! Read more
Published on October 14, 2012 by Brian D. Mausser
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