Jan 192010

Every now and then we’ve told you about a word or phrase we’ve stumbled upon that has nothing to do with metal, but sounds exactly like it oughta be the name of an extreme metal band. We’ve stuck those posts under the category of “Band Name Fodder.” Now we’ve stumbled across something new: words and phrases that have nothing to do with metal but sound like they could be the names of brutal songs.

You know the kind of song titles we’re talking about — the kind that at first blush (and sometimes second and third blushes) make no sense, but just sound really evil, uncompromising, and vicious.  Songs like:

“Carrion Sculpted Entity” (Cannibal Corpse), “Megacosm of the Aquaphobics” (Cephalic Carnage), “Postmortal Coprophagia” (Devourment), “Prosthetic Erection” (Annotations of An Autopsy), “Diaboloical Submergence of Rebirth” (Goatwhore), “Intestinal Putrefaction” (Abominable Putridity), “Pestiferous Subterfuge” (Aborted), “Gestation of Malevolence” (Abysmal Torment), “Cyclopian Scape” (High On Fire), “Ceremonian Disembowelment” (Impetuous Ritual), “Gestated Human Slurry” (Infected Disarray), “Damnation Pentastrike” (Lightning Swords of Death), “Into the Qliphot of Golachab” (Malfeitor), “Fermented Offal Discharge” (Necrophagist), “Postmortem Dissection” (The Pathology), “Cataclysmic Purification” (Suffocation), “Contemporary Perception Narcotics” (Trigger the Bloodshed), “Cranial Media Parasite” (Magrudergrind). And so on.

Well, just in case the well runs dry for bands like these (or they lose their thesaurus), we’ve found a gold mine of source material. (see what we’ve discovered after the jump . . .)

NCS Co-Author Alexis is a college grunt and is taking a class this quarter that required her to dissect a shark and memorize all the pieces of its cartilage (which is basically what sharks have instead of skeletons).

Now as real-world creatures go, sharks are pretty fucking metal to begin with. Some of them, like the great whites, are “apex predators,” which means they’re at the top of the aquatic food chain with no predators of their own. They are “cold-blooded.” They need to remain in constant motion to breathe, and will sink if they stop. They’ll eat just about anything, and — to cut to the chase — they scare the living shit out of most of us human fleshbags.

The names of shark cartilage that Alexis had to memorize are definitely metal, and would provide excellent song name fodder. For example:

Superficial Ophthalmic Foramina
Palatopterygoquadratic Cartilage
Ischiopubic Bar
Common Coracoarcual
Basibranchial Cartilage
Buccal Cavity
Hyomandibular Cartilage

I tried to convince Alexis there was actually some fucking reason why she should have to memorize the names of shark cartilage. Of course, I was talking outta my ass, but turns out I was right, don’t you agree?

Actually, some of this shark cartilage shit would make good band name fodder, too. In my mind, I can hear a band named Mesorectum pumping out some brutal death metal. Can’t you?

  2 Responses to “SONG NAME FODDER”

  1. Dibs on Ischiopubic Bar!! I feel like higher math is a plethora for prog metal names, too… 🙂

    • I believe you’re right! We will have to research higher math (except in our case, “higher math” would be whatever it is they’re teaching 6th graders) . . .

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