Chicago-based Morgue Supplier don’t rush things. The band’s roots go back to a group named Jugular Appetizer with one 1999 demo to its name, but after changing that name to the current one Morgue Supplier have put out only two albums and a pair of EPs over the last 20 years, with significant amounts of time in between them. Now they’ve got a third full-length on the way, six years after the last one. Its name is Inevitability.
Respect should be owed to a band whose music over the course of two decades has remained as vicious, as hate-fueled, and as abrasive as Morgue Suppier‘s — if anything, it’s grown even more unabashedly confrontational, even more unreservedly hostile, even more mentally discombobulating, like an increasingly difficult test of their listeners’ fortitude in body and mind.
On the other hand, as you’ll discover from the song we’re premiering today — the aptly named “My Path To Hell” — the band’s music also presents numerous unsettling fascinations, like drugs you know are potentially ruinous to your health but are still powerfully addictive.
In “My Path To Hell“, Morgue Supplier combine hyper-destructive grindcore, hideous death/doom, crippling doses of hallucinogenic dissonance, and a panoply of erratic beats and horrific growls, to create a mad and terrorizing experience.
The music rakes at the mind, roils the guts, and fractures bones. Tempos change without warning; guitars boil and swarm, buzz like hornets, groan in agony, and quiver in vertiginous seizures; the bass hums like an amused madman plucking wings from flies; the drums fire in mutilating frenzies, stagger around in drunken stupors, and bound about in their own frolics, seemingly heedless of the flowering psychosis around them; the vocals roar and howl like a pack of rabid beasts.
The entire experience is head-spinning and skull-busting. Surprisingly, as the freakish anti-melodies cycle in loops they burrow into the listener’s mind like wriggling maggots, and get comfortable in their new home.
MORGUE SUPPLIER is:
Paul Gillis (Drug Honkey) – Guitar/Vocals/Programming
Stephen Reichelt (Drug Honkey) – Bass (Electric/Picolo/Double)
Inevitability will be released by Transcending Obscurity Records on May 13th, adorned by the instantly recognizable cover art of Mariusz Lewandowski. T
he record will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette tape, and digital formats, along with an enormous array of apparel and other merch that features that fantastic cover art. It comes recommended for fans of Wormed, Dendritic Arbor, Cephalic Carnage, Napalm Death, early Brutal Truth, Logistic Slaughter, and Maruta.
Three other songs are available for streaming at the Bandcamp page for the album, in case you want to complete the task of ruining your sanity.