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  • Audio Cassette
  • Label: EMI Distribution
  • ASIN: B00000EEUP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,975 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Welcome to Your Funeral [Instrumental]
2. Demons
3. Bodily Dismemberment
4. Condemned to Hell
5. Wizard of Gore
6. Shroud of Gloom
7. Die in Pain
8. Vampire
9. Re-Animator
10. Slow Death
11. Foaming at the Mouth
12. Grudge Fuck
13. Spivey [#][*]

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I recommend this to anyone who is a metal fan.
Rob
I got the Rigor Mortis self-titled album on cassette when it came out all those years ago and immediately fell in love with it.
J. C. McGee
A true UNDISCOVERED classic, hence the complete independent release on cd (finally!).
MoJangles

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By yorgos dalman on January 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Brrrrraaaagggghhllrrrg!!! finally I got hold of one of the finest metal albums of the late 80's of last century. I bought it all those years ago on a rainy day together with Repulsion's "Horrified" and was thrilled beyond any earthly belief. Common sence died that day.
Over the years Repulsion has become more known and is mentionned in one vile breath together with the classic grind acts Napalm Death and Carcass. Rigor Mortis however disappeared into the backyards and dark alleys of doomed "curiossity metal". And it is now, finaly, that some one had the bashed-in brains and ripped-out guts to put this dark, gargling record on The Holy Silver Disc.

Rigor Mortis presents on this self-named debut a fine range of disturbing tales of mayhem, slaughter, decapitation and gruwesome deaths. But the style is intriguing, sometimes even lyrical and above all theatrical, almost cartoonesque, and that puts Rigor Mortis (just as, for instance, that other insane crazy metal act OLD a.k.a. Old Lady Drivers) above most deathcore groups who lack any kind of self mockery and take themselves to seriously.

Enriched with samples from celebrated horrormovies like the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" flicks and the even so graphic-novel-like "Re-animator", this album is a treat for all mentally disordered metal fans, B-movie serial killer impersonators, and other slow-death-enthusiasts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. C. McGee on November 19, 2009
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...and make tombs of your cities! I got the Rigor Mortis self-titled album on cassette when it came out all those years ago and immediately fell in love with it. If you've never heard of Rigor Mortis and, moreover, have never heard this particular album, you owe it to yourself to give it a listen. What you'll find is a high speed horror-themed ride, where the talent level is high but the band's take-yourself-seriously meter is low. Fans of the grainy horror movies, such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Re-Animator will appreciate the sound bites included, not to mention the lyrical references to the same.

While it sounds like all fun and games, let's be clear - Rigor Mortis are a seriously talented, tight unit who should have been so much more than they were in those days. Internal struggles, more than anything, killed the future of these guys who, otherwise, may be a household name in the genre of speedmetal. Things went downhill shortly afterward, and I would not recommend their last LP "Rigor Mortis vs. the Earth." But this little gem, the Rigor Mortis self-titled album, is one too good to pass up. If you haven't heard them - listen. If you don't like them, you're probably not a speedmetal fan to begin with.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MoJangles on July 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you were to bounce the name Rigor Mortis off of any fan of metal, he/she would probably ask u, "who the ---- is Rigor Mortis?"

This cd is a classic. A true UNDISCOVERED classic, hence the complete independent release on cd (finally!).

Mike Scaccia's guitar playing is unparallelled. Not only is his style fast, but it is concise and melodic (i.e. "Demons", "Wizard of Gore").

Bruce Corbitt's vocals, though not drylung, still present an angry and demented character. It's like watching a cool horror movie (specifically, the ORIGINAL Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes to mind).

Casey Orr's bass fills in and compliments Mike Scaccia's guitar, throughout this offering. Orr also shares vocals (i.e. "Die In Pain"), and delivers the same impact as Corbitt.

And what would Rigor Mortis be without the pounding rhythm of Harden Harrison? Frankly, I would place Harrison on the list of great drummers such as Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), and John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN). He's that intense.

This cd is a must for anybody that still enjoys the speed metal genre. It's not "satanic" by any means. It is a lost classic that made speed metal fun. It's like watching a classic, campy, horror flick: entertaining, but not so serious, as to be boring and pretentious.

..So uncork that beer/soda, throw this cd in your drive, and enjoy..
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Rodger on April 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm not going to say too much about this album.
It is fast, heavy, hilarious, dark, beer-ridden, and kick ass.

This is what speed and thrash are supposed to be.
"Foaming at the mouth," and "Re-animator" are true thrash jems that play out brutifully.
Yep, Rigor Mortis will make you use words that only make sense to those who know this album.
The remaster really helps this old album out. Now put down your Mickey's Big Mouth and go buy this album. Fierce!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deimos on March 3, 2013
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One of the best metal debut's ever. Rigor Mortis kills it in every song on this album. As soon as you hit play it smashes you in the face and doesn't stop until it's over. Awesome band, awesome album, can't wait for their new album \m/
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By esthomas on October 27, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm actually really surprised by all of the reviews I have seen on this album over the last couple of years. When I originally purchased this on cassette sometime in the late 80s no one seemed to care about them. I remember playing it for some of my friends at the time for whom just brushed it off as some kind of wannabe band. I on the other hand could not get enough of it. I played the cassette so much the tape wore out and by that time the album was out of print. It wasn't until now that I finally got a cd copy of this release and I must say it sounds even better then I remembered.

First off, this album to me is not just another reissued thrash album like so many others. This is some of the best thrash metal ever recorded. The music explodes with intensity while still keeping things fairly tight. Some of the other thrash albums from the time this was released were good but musically would tend to be all over the place. This album managed to combine great thrash riffs and extreme brutality while remaining rather catchy.

I can not say enough how great of an album this is. If you love thrash metal then you need this album.

Have A Nice Day
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