Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Song of the Week: "Homo Afflictus" (Charred Remains a.k.a. Man Is The Bastard)

Still vying for my favorite Man Is The Bastard track is "Homo Afflictus," for the usual intensity these musicians always brought to their music, as well as for its unpredictability of structure and overall weirdness! I've said it before and will continue to do so: MITB's recorded material pales in comparison to their live sets. When these guys plugged in, the brutality was real, not just an aspect of the genre they played. If you were fortunate enough to see them a couple of times, just close your eyes and crank up the volume; maybe some nifty flashback experience will visit your consciousness. For others, the advice concerning volume is still recommended.


I've been putting off a re-post of the excellent comp from which this song was ripped. I'll continue to place it high on my list of priorities.

4 comments:

javier said...

it's been a while since i made a comment here... what a fucking great comp, what a fucking great song, what a fucking great band and their new album kicks some serious fucking ass.

mikxxx said...

i think your next song of the week or a proper must go for Skew Wiff (they feature two hiatus members)
solid as hell with great riffs...
check out track vertigo....

(i'm saying this 'coz i want to read what you can come-up with...)lol

Batguano said...

Javier!!! So happy to know you're alive and kicking. I can easily back up your opinions until the last one... not sure if I've heard the new record. Is it MITB or Bastard Noise? If there's a new MITB, I gotta check it out ASAP!

Mike, the Skew Whiff LP is a fantastic record! Admittedly, I haven't listened to it in quite some time. I will do so immediately and pay close attention to "Vertigo".

javier said...

you're right batguano, it's actually bastard noise who has a new record... but... man is the bastard, bastard noise, man is the bastard noise... who cares, "a culture of monsters" is simply amazing.
the caveman mastered its instruments...