Mental Funeral saw the band continue from where they had left off with the 1990 EP Retribution In Blood – whereas Autopsy had previously utilized doomy passages in their songs before, Mental Funeral sees them completely embrace that as both the dominant tempo and mood of the album. There are still faster passages here and there, invoking quite a bit of Celtic Frost influence, but even those moments absolutely drip with the vile atmosphere and feel that is part and parcel of the writing on here.
Mental Funeral is the second album by Autopsy, released in 1991 by Peaceville Records. All music by Autopsy. Lyrics by Chris Reifert – except track 5, Eric Cutler. Chris Reifert – Vocals, Drums. Danny Coralles – Guitar. Eric Cutler – Guitar, vocals on "Slaughterday". Recorded November 20 – 26, 1990 at Different Fur, San Francisco, California, USA. Produced by Autopsy and Hammy. Engineered by Ron Rigler. Cover art by Kev Walker.
Autopsy Mental Funeral. The Perfect Death Metal Album. The album I had to grow into.
Mental Funeral (Cass, Album). Peaceville, Peaceville. Vile 25MC, rt germany 320 0025 4 27. Germany. Autopsy (2). Mental Funeral (Cass, Album, Unofficial).
Mental Funeral (1991) by Autopsy. Labels: Peaceville Records. Genres: Death Metal Members: Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, Steve Cutler.
Indeed, the work Autopsy put into Mental Funeral was inspired by Chicago’s doom metal pioneers Trouble. However, the mix of both genres works wonders, paving a layer of extremely heavy chords underneath the overlying technicality of the solos and a handful of the riffs. This helps show off the variation in the drums, which go from performing fast, tight fills and double bass to slow crashing of cymbals and the steady rhythm of the snare and right back again. The quality of the songwriting and musicianship on Mental Funeral is top-notch, and it’s hard to ignore just how brilliant the final product is. Despite a running time which turns out to be a tad too long, and maybe a filler track or two, the music displayed on Mental Funeral shows exactly how awesome death metal should be done.
Mental Funeral - Студийный альбом от Autopsy. Вышел 22 апреля 1991г. В альбом вошло 26 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:25:28. Autopsy - In the Grip of Winter (from Mental Funeral) 1991. Autopsy - In the Grip of Winter - Performed by Acoustic Front. Autopsy - In The Grip Of Winter.