Cult figures in the Chicago metal scene for a number of
years, Macabre is an odd little band, self-described
"murder metallists" with a style that's actually pretty
They combine death metal, clean thrash, meaty metal
riffs, and an odd penchant for nursery rhyme sing-song
choruses, and their musicianship (at least on the
recent Murder Metal release) is surprisingly tight.
Lyrically, their infatuation on serial
killers and their antics is over-the-top to the point
of ridiculousness -- clearly not to be taken seriously, though
they do make for the occasional humorous read.
It's tempting to toss them into the joke band bin,
but they've got a good thing going and Murder Metal is
actually an entertaining album.
Recently they've put out an album or two under the title
Macabre Minstrels, featuring acoustic versions of their songs.
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