Metal Review: Funeral Whore: Step Into Damnation

Funeral Whore: Step Into DamnationSometimes, it is just the little things that tickle my fancy. There is nothing like a death metal song being introduced by The Tall Man (from the Phantasm series for you non-horror nuts). It just makes that song that much better. I am so easy to please.

But, if you think that Funeral Whore does not have much more to offer than some references to horror movies, you are sadly mistaken. Funeral Whore can bring it with the best of them when you are talking gold old-fashioned death metal. The riffs are crunching. The vocals are from the lower depths of hell. Yes, my friend, this is just about the most evil music you can challenge yourself with.

Funeral Whore is basically death metal 101. It is death metal back to the basics. Think of Autopsy or Rigor Mortis and you will have a pretty good idea of what you are getting into. There is never a letdown of anger nor speed on Step Into Damnation, and after listening to just a few tracks on this album, you will indeed feel you have stepped into damnation (pun intended).

Overall, while Funeral Whore is not bringing anything new into the genre, sometimes that is a good thing, and this is a prime example of when it is right to just bring it old school.

Step Into Damnation Track Listing:
1. Eternal Genocide 03:14
2. Wasteland of Corpses 03:44
3. Obidience 03:58
4. Camp Blood 03:15
5. El Salvador Death Squad 03:16
6. Step Into Damnation 03:48
7. The Bitch Died 03:22
8. Pierce My Flesh 03:32
9. Threesome 03:06
10. Failure of the Sacrifice 03:02
11. Buried in Hell