George/Alex - Cannibal Corpse
After enduring the sweltering heat which made my skin stick to the blood soaked & drenched pages upon which I had just written my review for Cannibal Corpse's live show; just having witnessed the carnage in the pit of zombies, and death walking terror on stage, I disfigured, why not speak to the killers for an interview concerning their murder worship. After watching a monstrosity performance like that, I felt devored by vermin, stripped, raped, and strangled; but not quite covered with sores. Unleashing the bloodthirsty banter, I decided the time to kill is now. So I stealthily approached Corpsegrinder, who was deeply engaged in a solicitous conversation with fellow fans, concerning Chuck Schuldiner as his impetus for playing metal with decency defied. After dining on his diatribe, the wretched spawn had me consuming sarcastic ration ninny after our starting, yet athwarting asymptotic communion.
MettleAngel: Hey brother will you spare a couple of minutes to answer a few questions for fans of Metal Covenant?
MettleAngel: Actually, no I don't. What
band were you in?
MettleAngel: So, George you've been with Cannibal Corpse for over a decade now. I guess you've really found your niche in this metal milieu?
MettleAngel: We know what you mean since we have a demanding three year old son; but we always encourage him to be a metalhead.
MettleAngel: Our son digs Elmo too, he even has an Elmo toy electric guitar, with whammy bar included. For a while there he was also into Poke'mon which results in usually having stuff thrown at at you. Normally, he just tosses stuffed animals; but not always!
MettleAngel: Wow, cool, you've never been arrested, neither have I.
MettleAngel: Wow, let me get this straight, here I am speaking to the lead singer of the most prominent and successful death metal band of all time and essentially, what you're saying is that you're a role model citizen?
MettleAngel: I totally agree! The goal in life is to have fun, never stop learning new and exciting things. Wow, I can't believe we are actually talking about educational values - expect the unexpected - I always say!
MettleAngel: Dude, after speaking with you I've swallowed some serious humble pie. I never would've imagined you'd be so cool.
Next we turned our attention to Alex Webster to continue the conversation and focus more on the band.
MettleAngel: I have to be honest brother, we had a blast tonight even though I'm not a big fan, overall. I really do love all the bands that influenced you though. For example, last week we saw Slayer and I know they are always a great inspiration for you.
MettleAngel: I was amazed to discover just how cool and introspective George was. I assume the show was packed tonight because this is Pat's hometown. As you are the main lyricist I wanted to ask you some critical questions.
MettleAngel: Even so, you are in the most successful and perenially controversial death metal band of all time. Given your graphic artwork and gore infested lyrics, don't you envision the average spectator instantly becoming shocked by the intense imagery and murderous attitude?
MettleAngel: I understand this analogy, and intuit the tongue in cheek aspects therein. If one were to watch "Cabin Fever", and then afterwards check out the commentary track, he'd discover that Eli calls up his parents during the movie. So, if someone was shocked by all the gore onscreen initially, after hearing his mom and dad speak to him about nonchalantly being a little boy obsessed with horror in his youth, the overall fear, shock, and drama becomes alleviated and somewhat sardonic & satirical.
MettleAngel: In life it seems people always condemn what they fear. This ignorance is what leads to so much confusion contumacy, protuberance, convexity, &. outright discord.
MettleAngel: I relish in the fact that the mood, tense, and verb form match with gender, number, & case when it comes to the mawkish lyrical content. I know you, just like me, are an old school thrasher, so who are some of your killer influences?
MettleAngel: Man, I'm just aching to hear the new Accused Oh Martha CD! I have all their other CDs. I first saw them live in '87 with G.B.H.
MettleAngel: No I did not, but I will definitely look forward to hearing those tracks soon. Did you ever hear Benediction's cover of The Accused song - "Wrong Side of the Grave"? It seems you formed the band in the late '80s just at the time when the thrash & crossover movement was so prevalent.
MettleAngel: What do you mean by the term - "Evil Thrash"?
MettleAngel: Yeah, so do I. I'm so amazed how these new bands keep popping up and getting signed; as they incorporate more and more Slayer riffs and some of the older school thrash techniques.
MettleAngel: Oh, I get it. "Evil Thrash" like Dark Angel and Exodus, as opposed to everyday thrash bands like Anthrax, Forbidden, and Overkill.
MettleAngel: Yes indeed. Their CD - Slaughter of the Soul, alongside of nineties era In Flames and Strapping Young Lad all sewed the seeds of hate towards Metal Core.
MettleAngel: Oh definitely, I will be reviewing them for Metal CD Ratings very soon. They remind me of Dragonforce meets Dungeon. They are from Nebraska.
The converstion ended as the bus pulled away. We have no
actual pictures; since the batteries died in our digital camera unexpectedly....