May 3, 2014

Filthy Review - 'Final Exam'

Final Exam (1981)

Review by Jude Felton

It makes me chuckle when I read about fans complaining about the over-saturation of “found footage” style movies, which are de rigueur in modern day cinema. These folk obvious weren’t around in the early 1980’s, when slasher flicks rained from the skies like a biblical plague. The real difference though, is that the slasher flicks had far better artwork, snappier taglines and above all most were damned entertaining.

April 27, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Death: Leprosy Remastered'

Death – Leprosy 3 Disc Remastered Edition (2014)

Relapse Records

Review by Jude Felton

If you know me, you’ll know that I make no secret of my love for the late, great Death. I could wax lyrical about them for pages, but instead you can check out an article elsewhere for that. Suffice to say that the first extreme metal album I bought on vinyl was Scream Bloody Gore, which was shortly followed by, this album, Leprosy. So, having seen other albums get the remastered treatment I think it is safe to say that Leprosy was, and is, the most eagerly anticipated, as it is one of the benchmarks against which all death metal gets compared.