Mortician – Brutally Mutilated (1990)

Going back to Brutally Mutilated after all these years, the first thing that I notice is how bright and tight the guitar tone is. Say what you want about Mortician, whether you love them or loathe them, their music is mostly a garbled mush of intense death brutality. Here, the songs almost sparkle in comparison! Haha!

It’s a nice change of pace and a breath of fresh air. The drums almost sound real, but I might be wrong here. All in all this is a solid first EP (I think only a demo preceded it?) before the all-out musical war that was the meat and bones of Mortician’s body of work (pun intended) was sprawled before us.