Yo, it's that time again, except this time it's time for Shelby from motherlicking Illogical Contraption. Actually, I'm really excited to listen to the Gun album that dudes posted yesterday. Should be tite. Also, don't forget that I contributed my own Guest Mix to IC a few weeks ago, and it ruled. Anyway, Shelby really came through on this one, by coming up with an awesome theme and awesome cover art and awesome tunes. Whatchu know bout Dead Horse?
What is it about heavy metal that appeals to the beast in man? Is it that metal channels our innate urge to fuck, fight, hunt, and kill, the animalistic instinct we all sunbconsciously suppress, unleashing it in spasms of cathartic chaos? Is it our long-dead craving to suckle blood from raw, still-living meat, our hunger to thunder across the open plain indulging every whim for death and bloodlust? Perhaps, but perhaps it is something far less complicated. Animals are awesome, and so is metal. Maybe it's just that simple.
Either way, I present you, the readers of Primitive Future, with this, my partial study on Animals In Metal. During its production, I found myself becoming nostalgic for the days of the 90 minute Maxell cassette compilation, an item as commonplace amongst my high school friends back in the day as a can of Hamm's or the standard issue pair of black Chucks. I always took pride in my ability to fit exactly 44-and-three-quarters minutes of music on each side of a mix tape back then, getting the maximum value out of each blank tape I purchased. So I did the same thing here. The compilation presented below clocks in at 89 minutes and 35 seconds, which I've overindulgently split up into Side A (44:49) and Side B (44:46).
Call me old fashioned, but it is my belief that a compilation tape should hold some sort of "flow" from song to song, carrying the same theme while still exploring the many flavors of music available to our spongy brain tissue. Because of this, I've renumbered the mp3 files on this mix accordingly, so that you can drop the whole unpacked .rar file into its own playlist and hear the songs in the same order the creator (me) intended. Not ALL of the music here is metal, but it doesn't need to be. We are diverse and many-hungered creatures.
Oh yeah: if you get a chance, stop by my blog Illogical Contraption some time. Newbies are always welcome. And an extra special thanks to Todd, proprietor and mastermind behind all things P-Future. This exercise in digital tape-trading was way more fun than it should have been.
Biological Specimens From The Museum of Living Metal
SIDE A (44:49)
1) Rainbow - Run With The Wolf
2) Red Fang - Prehistoric Dog
3) Lair of the Minotaur - Demon Serpent
4) Belphegor - Swarm of Rats
5) Sextrash - Night Pigs
6) The Who - Boris The Spider
7) Hideous - The Curse of the Killer Owl of Death From Hell
8) Cryptopsy - White Worms
9) Gut - My Goat Gets A Cold
10) The Frogs - I'm Sad The Goat Just Died Today
11) M.O.D. - Don't Feed The Bears
12) Pentagram - Livin' In A Ram's Head
13) Neurosis - United Sheep
14) Hail Mary - Beating A Dead Horse
15) Dystopia - Taste Your Own Medicine
16) Grief - Rhinoceros
SIDE B (44:46)
1) Accept - Fast As A Shark
2) Cretaceous - Fossilized
3) Men's Recovery Project - Problem?
4) Teen Cthulhu - Bloodhorse
5) Worst Case Scenario - Ignore The Pigs Outside
6) Thor - Catch A Tiger
7) Dead Horse - Piece of Veal
8) Anaal Nathrakh - The Technogoat
9) Saint Vitus - White Stallions
10) The Neighbors - Greedy Pigs
11) Septic Death - Crocodile Tears
12) King Crimson - Dinosaur
13) Deicide - Serpents of the Light
14) Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
(Courtesy of the PF/IC Music Exchange Program, Feb. 2010)