As I’ve said before, I’m totally cool with little kids jocking older hardcore bands, all I ask is that they at least jock the good ones. For example, it really bums me out to see younger kids swinging from the balls of bands like Bold or SSD, because they are kind of shitty yet get way too much attention thanks to bands like Have Heart hyping them.
My favorite Merauder track– at :30 when the vocals come in = I’m losing my mind with desire to murder someone, and at 2:12 DAT BREAKDOWN!!!!
The legendary video for “Master Killer”- note Jorge’s muay thai tattoo! Also, Century Media needs to get some credit for all the sick hardcore records they’ve put out, including this one. This was back in the 90s, when most hardcore records sounded like they were recorded in a trash can, so big ups to CM for putting up the cash to give Merauder the production budget they deserved and making this record so untouchable.
I definitely feel like MERAUDER needs to get more love, because they are hands down one of the hardest bands of all time and IMO their 1996 album “Master Killer” is in the top 5 most face-smashingly brutal hardcore records ever released. And I’ll leave the gossip, rumors and third-hand stories about these guys for the B9 threads but these guys are a first generation DMS band, so that should tell you all you need to know as far as how legit they are.
Although I personally don’t, a lot of people prefer the 93 demo with Minus from Dmize on vocals so I thought I’d post it. It still goes hard as fuck, I just like Jorge’s vocals best.
They have a couple other albums too, which are all solid- their latest is actually fucking good, especially this song. Pretty fucking impressive that these guys have been around since 1991 or whatever and still play with more intensity than 99% of bands who are literally half their age– they look like they’d rather be kicking the shit out of someone.
Another classic track off of Master Killer: IT’S! THE DOWNFALL OF CHRIST! I honestly love every song on this album, which is very very rare for a hardcore record.
Did you make it through this post without moshing around your room??? Did you punch your mom in the face and yell “I AM THE MASTER KILLER, BOW TO ME”???? Why don’t kids jock this band at all??