OVERVIEW / BAND BACKGROUND:
Regarded as one of the
best thrash metal bands to come out of the mid-western
United States in the 1980's, MORBID SAINT
will once again be in the limelight with this
fantastic new 2008 Power Play Records CD re-issue
of "Spectrum Of Death". Founded
in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1986 MORBID SAINT
is revered by many as one of the preeminent
thrash metal bands of the late 1980's. Their
impressive speedy sound can best be described
as a vicious and brutal thrash metal assault
- their music laced with compelling song writing
that's rife with evil overtones. This five piece
US metal band toured the mid-west and frequently
opened up for legendary metal band, DEATH.
In 1988 Eric Greif (renowned
for his work with DEATH) and his partner
Pete Lupini, of Edge Entertainment
(and later Edge Records), teamed up with
Morbid Saint to record a full length
demo album at Opus Recording in Gurnee,
Illinois. Under the guidance of Eric, Pete,
and recording engineer Al Pangelinan
the band was able to deliver one of the purest
examples of brutal thrash metal ever recorded.
The demo was released originally under the title
"Lock up your children" by Edge Records.
Later that year the demo was renamed "Spectrum
Of Death" and was licensed to Mexican record
label Avanzada Metalica.
The "Spectrum Of Death"
CD quickly won over the metal fans (that were
lucky enough to get a hold of a copy) because
of the band's raw high speed fist-banging style
combined with their incredible song writing
ability. Morbid Saint's impressive music
can be likened to that of many of the heavy
hitters of the 80's thrash metal scene: Testament,
Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill,
Vio-Lence, Possessed, Heathen,
Forbidden, Sadus, as well as early
Metallica and Megadeth.
The Morbid Saint sound
is powered by the searing, aggressive vocals
of Pat Lind, whose distinctive and abrasive
style has often been compared to that of German
thrash metal bands (like Kreator). Pat
unleashes a high speed verbal assault that carries
the music through every evil twist and turn
of "Spectrum Of Death".
At the forefront of the band
is the guitar tandem of Jim Fergades
and Jay Visser. Jim and Jay bring the
highest level of guitar skill to the table that
is clearly evident from their insane trading
off of lightning fast riffs, licks, and ripping
leads. Bass player Tony Paletti's frantic
and explosive bass sounds together with drummer
Lee Reynolds' thunderous and rapid fire
attack gives Morbid Saint a bottom end
that delivers a massive wallop along with precision
timing. On the recording Paletti and
Reynolds form the rock that is the Morbid
Morbid Saint's crowning
moment was their stellar live performance at
the Milwaukee Metalfest in December 1989.
They recorded one more album "Destruction
System" in 1992 and then in
the mid-1990's the band ultimately broke up
and decided to go their separate ways.
Now 20 years after it's initial
recording MORBID SAINT "Spectrum Of Death"
is once again available to the rabid metal
fans of the world. The CD is a thrash metal
masterpiece that should be in every metal fan's
music collection! Once a very rare find in music
stores, you can buy it today with it's new and
improved package for 2008 with cool bonuses