Sunday, October 31, 2010

Misfits - "Walk Among Us"

What do you mean you haven't listened to The Misfits yet today? It's Halloween, hell, there's only about two hours left in it, and you haven't broken this out? Shame on you. If you don't have this, why are you even reading this when you should be downloading it?

It's not Halloween until this gets a spin, at least once.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dawn Of The Dead

Here is the incidental "stock" music to George Romero's 1979 magnum opus Dawn Of The Dead(I was also noticing while watching Dario Argento's "Tenebre" how much of Goblin's score to D.O.T.D. was featured in that film, but I digress...).

Dawn Of The Dead is simply the greatest zombie movie ever, the highest point in a trilogy of high points from Romero. Mere words can not give credit to the love I have for this movie. One day i might wax philosophical about it, but not today. Just enjoy this. One more day 'til Halloween......

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day Of The Dead - O.S.T. by John Harrison

Here is the soundtrack to George Romero's 1985 masterpiece Day Of The Dead. Reviled by many when it was originally released, this movie has since gone on to be revered by many who appreciate its totally unsympathetic characters, its very nihilistic and downbeat pace (compared to the more upbeat and comedic Dawn Of The Dead), and its absolutely mind-and chunk-blowing "EFX" work by maestro Tom Savini. In the 80's, I guess saying just "effects" or "fx" couldn't do justice to Savini's work here, so they had to add the "E" before it to signify the extremity of the fx. Also, some of you may not know that the original script was much different than what was filmed, those interested in reading this should do so here. If you don't want to read what could've been and are content with what you have, may i also suggest having this, the score to this fine film? Very dark and dramatic, but with a slightly Caribbean flavor to it, which is odd, but really adds a layer of hope to the otherwise totally bleak and hopeless situation. I would also like to state for the record that I hold Night, Dawn, and Day as the three finest examples of zombie cinema ever, and yeah, I still think Romero's zombie movies are light years better than others being churned out now. In my opinion, he fucking started the genre, and the man can do no wrong.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Darkthrone - "Transilvanian Hunger"

I'm not going to say much about this. If you're into black metal or metal at all, you've probably heard this, or parts of it, or at least heard of it, or know of its reputation. I consider it a perfect example of raw, cold, almost hypnotic black metal. Another favorite of The House Of Scummified.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Goblin - Live 1979

If you've been following this blog for a while, you should know about my love for Italian prog legends Goblin. Simply put, I think they're one of the single most amazing bands ever. Here is a live recording that I know next to nothing about, other than that it was recorded in Italy in 1979, probably features the line-up on the "Suspiria" soundtrack, and contains songs from Profondo Rosso, Suspiria, Roller, and the under-appreciated Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozza Mark. The recording is good, and I think it's just awesome to hear Goblin at their peak, playing these songs live.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bad Taste O.S.T.

Today is my lady Lindsay's birthday, so in her honor I'm putting up the soundtrack to one of her favorite movies, Peter Jackson's masterpiece Bad Taste. If you have never seen this movie, please, treat yourself to 90 minutes of pure splattery entertainment. Big assed aliens, bowls full of alien vomit, enough splatter to satisfy any horror fan, and enough humor to keep you laughing while simultaneously saying "Eww, Gross!". Did I mention exploding sheep and a hero who has to keep his brains in his head with a belt? I don't want to give much away about this movie, other than it is a classic of the genre, whatever genre it is. I honestly feel that it is one of the rarest of movies, a horror/sci-fi/action/comedy that actually works. Up there with Evil Dead 2, Re-Animator, and Jackson's own Dead Alive as splatter comedies that transcend mere horror/action/comedy genres to become something awesome on its on. A landmark film, it remains Peter Jackson's best film to date, with Dead Alive being a very close 2nd. Highest recommendation, see it now. But first, download the soundtrack.

Happy Birthday Lindsay!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 O.S.T.

Here is another helping of 'Saw soundtrack for you all today, with the soundtrack to Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. I personally love this movie. It's fun, fast paced, features great gore fx by Tom (The Master) Savini, and the acting in it is top notch. I mean, c'mon, you got Jim Siedow reprising his role as "The Cook" from the first film, and we get introduced to Leatherface's other brother, the great, maniacal Chop Top, played with gusto by Bill Moseley. And don't forget Dennis Hopper in one of his more gonzo performance as Texas Ranger Lefty Enright, who's been tracking the Sawyer family for the 14 years since the original film. Also, on the dvd copy of this i have, there are deleted scenes including a yuppie massacre, and a great scene involving Joe Bob Briggs telling two women about the magic of hollywood effects. All in all, a great movie, with a great, very 80's soundtrack. I searched high and low for this for years, thanks to the magic of torrents I can share it with you all now. Bands featured on this soundtrack include The Cramps, Lords Of The New Church, Oingo Boingo, Concrete Blonde, and more. Dog will hunt!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III O.S.T.

Here is the soundtrack to the universally maligned 2nd sequel to Tobe Hoopers 1974 classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre, "Leatherface - Texas Chainsaw Massacre III". This movie tanked at the box office when it came out, mostly due to the lackeys at New Line Cinema heavily editing this movie because it was "too violent". In the words of Chas Balun, it's supposed to be a fuckin' massacre, not a picnic! Anyways, this movie deserves to be seen, as it is WAY better than these jackshit remakes they've been doing. The script for this was by splatterpunk author David Schow, writer of "The Kill Riff" and the great short story "Jerry's Kids Meet Wormboy" from the excellent zombie anthology "Book Of The Dead", also the screenwriter for "The Crow" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning"(which I confess to not having seen, even though I am a fan of Schow, not a fan of remakes). It was directed by Jeff Burr, who also did the under-seen and under-appreciated Vincent Price movie "The Offspring". And did I mention it stars Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead, From Beyond, Devil's Rejects) and a young Viggo Mortenson (Lord Of The Rings, A History Of Violence)?

Anyways, back to Leatherface and this soundtrack. I searched high and low for this and could never find it until now. It is predominantly a metal soundtrack, featuring tracks from Laaz Rockit, Sacred Reich, Wasted Youth (L.A.'s Wasted Youth?), Death Angel, and more.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Omen - O.S.T. by Jerry Goldsmith

Here is Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score to the 1976 classic of satanic horror, The Omen. I know a lot of people think this movie sucks, or it's not scary, but you know what? It still rules. Features one of the best (although relatively bloodless) decapitations in screen history, Gregory Peck being crazy,and this score, which is about as chilling and haunting as it gets.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

John Carpenter's The Thing - O.S.T. by Ennio Morricone

John Carpenter's 1982 horror masterpiece The Thing is one of the very few remakes that I absolutely love. It is very bleak, full of paranoia, full of splattery fx work, and it's all set against a frozen wasteland backdrop and Ennio Morricone's very Carpenter-esque score. If you have never seen The Thing, you must. The soundtrack is a haunting experience in it's on right also. Possibly Kurt Russell's best moive, could also be Carpenter's best also. And, I will say it again, Rob Bottin's FX work is still jaw dropping and queasiness inducing some 28 years later, and could possibly never be equaled. An absolute masterpiece of terror.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bathory - "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark"

Sweden's Bathory should need no introduction, and it's a damn shame that I haven't posted this here yet, but here it is now. This album is another of those albums that truly define black metal for me. Dirty, raw production, evil riffs, bashing drumming, and more. And just check out the riff at 1:30 during the song "Chariots Of Fire". Yes, Venom may have coined the term "black metal", but Bathory fully delivered the goods with this album. Features the all time classics "Enter The Eternal Fire" and "Equimanthorn" also. This album just destroys, and is definitely not for the weak or people who want pretty, polished, symphonic bullshit, 'cause there's none of that to be found on this beast of an album.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Phenomena - O.S.T.

Here is the soundtrack to Dario Argento's 1984 film, Phenomena, starring Jennifer Connelly and the late, great Donald Pleasance. It also features Michaele Soavi, thousands of insects, a pit of decomposing body parts, and a trained chimpanzee with a straight razor. So, in other words, it's a masterpiece. The soundtrack is equally awesome, with a score by Claudio Simonetti and tracks from Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Andi Sex Gang, and more.

here is the video for the theme, performed by Simonetti, video directed by Dario Argento. It was nicely added to my dub vhs of this fine film.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mother Of Tears OST - Claudio Simonetti

Well, my friends, it's still a few weeks away from Halloween, but here at Scummified, we aim to make Halloween an all month thing, so I'm starting the festivities a little early. Here is Claudio Simonetti's (he of Goblin fame) score to Dario Argento's final part of his "Three Mothers" trilogy, The Mother Of Tears (or "La Terza Madre" as it's known in Italy). The score is classic Simonetti, full of keys, chants, and more scary stuff going on. The movie is good, but not as good as the first parts, the classic "Suspiria" and "Inferno". Yeah, it's gory and fast paced, and better than a lot of other horror movies being released these days, but it just doesn't compare to his other works. Anyways, the score is great, so check it out!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Crossed Out - "Discography 1990 - 1993"

Continuing the pissed off posts, here is some of the most pissed music imaginable, California's legendary power violence quartet Crossed Out. I'm feeling lazy tonight, so here is what Wikipedia has to say....

Crossed Out was a power violence band from Encinitas, California operative from early 1990 until late 1993. Crossed Out played sixteen shows and released a demo, 7", split 7" with Man Is The Bastard. split 5" with Dropdead, and two songs for theSon of Blleeaauurrggh compilation.

In 1991, Spazz bassist and vocalist Chris Dodge, who also ran Slap-A-Ham Records,asked the band to send him a demo. Five months after that recording, in the fall of 1991, their seven song self-titled 7" was released, including a firing squad cover photo. In 1992, the band recorded a live radio show on KSPC, a split 5" with Dropdead, a contribution to Slap-a-ham's SON OF BLLLEEEAAAUUURRRRGGHHH! compilation 7", and a split 7" with Man Is The Bastard. By 1993, Crossed Out, along with Man is the Bastard, No Comment and Capitalist Casualties, played 924 Gilman Street's first power violence-only show, the Fiesta Grande. After the departure of original bassist Rich Hart, Eric Wood - bassist and vocalist of Man is the Bastard - volunteered to play bass; he remained with the group until their break up. The summer that followed, Dropdead toured the U.S with the release of their split 5", playing two shows with Crossed Out. An August 1993 show with Spazz, Los Crudos, and Dropdead, titled "Grindcore Night", on a flyer at Gilman St., led to the vocalist's comment "Fuck grindcore". "Fuck Grindcore" later became a bootleg 10" of their self-titled record. The group broke up in late 1993.

This is their discography, containing all the above records and live recordings. Crossed Out is definitely music to listen to when you just want to fight someone. I have the Fuck Grindcore 10", and it is pretty much just this discography. This is fucking hardcore. Listen and get set to kill.

Why? Because man will always be man.

Razor - "Violent Restitution"

This past week has sucked. My van has been in the shop twice, I've spent over 400 dollars on a problem that is STILL happening, I'm broke, work a shit job, etc, etc. I don't really wanna start ranting on about it, let's just say that I have been and still am highly pissed off.....which bring us to Razor, Canada's finest thrash export. This band could be the very essence of pure, unbridled, pissed-as-shit hardcore thrash metal. The riffs keep coming at you like daggers, while the drums pummel you into neck-breaking frenzies. And the vocals..... I don't want to give to much away to anyone who hasn't heard this album, but it rules. Hard. If you like straightforward THRASH METAL, and haven't heard Razor, get ready to hear the best of the best. Oh, and have I mentioned that they are pissed? They are. And so am I.