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Grand Morbid Funeral
Grand Morbid Funeral
Studio album by Bloodbath
Released November 17, 2014
Recorded Ghost Ward Studio
City of Glass Studio
March to September 2014
Genre Death metal
Length 46:31
Label Peaceville
Producer Bloodbath
Bloodbath chronology
The Fathomless Mastery
(2008)
Grand Morbid Funeral
(2014)

Grand Morbid Funeral is the fourth studio album by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath, released by Peaceville Records on 17 November 2014.

BackgroundEdit

Grand Morbid Funeral was recorded in 2014 at Ghost Ward and City of Glass in Stockholm, Sweden and self-produced by the band. It was released on 17 November 2014 by Peaceville Records.[1] This is the first Bloodbath album to feature vocalist Nick Holmes from UK metal band Paradise Lost after Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth left, having lost interest in performing death metal.[2] Anders ‘Blakkheim’ Nystrom of the band states that the album is “destructive, raw, heavy, organic and sludgy death metal.”[3]

The album features guest appearances from Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from death metal band Autopsy.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

 Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Blabbermouth 8.5/10[4]
MetalSucks Star fullStar fullStar fullStar fullStar empty[5]
Exclaim! 8/10[6]

Blabbermouth describe the "unapologetic fury" of Grand Morbid Funeral and state that the album "brings the same old-school, brutalized death metal Bloodbath has been hailed for".[4] MetalSucks comment that new singer "Holmes’ voice is just the worm-gut-strewn axe-to-the-skull this music needs" and state that "if you’ve spent most of 2014 waiting around to get leveled by a death metal record with a little legacy heft, you might want to get out there and snatch up the new Bloodbath".[5] The review in Exclaim! state that "Bloodbath have upped the brutality ante with Grand Morbid Funeral" and claim that Holmes has "surpassed expectations with powerful and sinister throat-gurgling delivery".[6]

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by Bloodbath. 
No. Title Length
1. "Let the Stillborn Come to Me"   4:37
2. "Total Death Exhumed"   3:51
3. "Anne"   3:43
4. "Church of Vastitas"   3:37
5. "Famine of God's Word"   4:56
6. "Mental Abortion"   3:47
7. "Beyond Cremation"   4:41
8. "His Infernal Necropsy"   3:35
9. "Unite in Pain"   3:52
10. "My Torturer"   4:17
11. "Grand Morbid Funeral"   5:35
Total length:
46:31


PersonnelEdit

Names given as credited in album credits (real names in brackets)

Bloodbath
Guest musicians
  • Chris Reifert - guest vocals on "Grand Morbid Funeral"
  • Eric Cutler - guitar solos on "Total Death Exhumed, "Mental Abortion and "Unite in Pain"
  • Jason William Walton - guest solo on "My Torturer"
Production
  • Matt Vickerstaff - Layout
  • Thomas Eberger - Mastering
  • Ester Segarra - Photography
  • Néstor Ávalos - Artwork
  • David Castillo - Mixing

ReferencesEdit

  1. Horn, Ray (2014-11-17). "Grand Morbid Funeral". Blabbermouth (Blabbermouth.net). http://www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/grand-morbid-funeral/.
  2. Hartmann, Graham (12 April 2012). Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt No Longer a Member of Bloodbath. Loudwire.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Munro, Scott (11 September 2014). BLOODBATH RETURN WITH GRAND MORBID FUNERAL. Metal Hammer.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Horn, Jr, Ray Van. [http://www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/grand-morbid-funeral BLOODBATH "Grand Morbid Funeral"]. Blabbermouth.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Excretanko (6 November 2014). Bloodbath’s Grand Morbid Funeral: Brand New Singer, Same Killer Ride. MetalSucks.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Falzon, Denise (14 November 2014). [http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/bloodbath-grand_morbid_funeral Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral]. Exclaim!.
Bloodbath
Nick HolmesAnders NyströmJonas RenkseMartin AxenrotPer Eriksson

Dan SwanöPeter TägtgrenMikael Åkerfeldt

Bloodbath Discography
Albums: Resurrection Through CarnageNightmares Made FleshThe Fathomless MasteryGrand Morbid Funeral
EPs: Breeding DeathUnblessing the Purity
Live The Wacken CarnageBloodbath over Bloodstock

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