Sunday, December 31, 2023

Full Length Review: Impetigo "Ultimo Mondo Cannibale" (re-release) (Hells Headbangers Records) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Impetigo
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
Country: United States
Genre: Death metal, grindcore
Full length: Ultimo Mondo Cannibale (re-release)
Format: Cassette, digital
Release date: February 1, 1990 (first release)
A while back I was browsing the cassettes provided by Death By Digital, and I realized both of the full length albums from Impetigo were available on cassette for 8.50 CAD each. I wanted these albums since I was a teenager, so I was quick to snag them. Earlier on the day of writing this “Ultimo Mondo Cannibale” arrived, and I was excited to plop it into my tape deck!
“Horror of the Zombies” is my favorite Impetigo release, only because it is very nostalgic for me. With that said, Ultimo Mondo Cannibale is entirely rad, and it helps show the early roots of what is now known as “goregrind”!
Simplistic riffs and feral drumming alongside chaotic vocals and well-chosen movie samples makes for a listen that is epic, splattery and genuinely disgusting (in the best way possible)!
The re-release I copped was put out by Hell’s Headbangers, though I can only assume there were quite a few different versions available over the years. Even if you just wanna check this out on YouTube (or wherever else it is available online) I would highly encourage it. The splatter is contagious, and I feel as if anyone who likes both extreme music and early horror could appreciate this!
Oh! And the tape itself is a really cool clear cassette with gold sparkles—so they really didn’t skimp on the “awesome” factor for this re-release! -Devin J. Meaney

Stevo Dobbins: Vocals, bass
Scott Bross: Lead guitar
Mark Sawickis: Guitar, backing vocals
Dan Malin: Drums, backing vocals

Track list:
1. Maggots
2. Dis-Organ-Ized
3. Intense Mortification
4. Revenge of the Scabby Man
5. Veneral Warts Part 3
6. Bloody Pit of Horror
7. Dear Uncle Creepy...
8. Bitch Death Teenage Mucous Monster from Hell
9. Zombie
10. Jane Fonda Sucks, Part 2
11. Red Wigglers
12. Harbinger of Death
13. Unadulterated Brutality
14. Mortado
15. Bad Dreams
16. Who's Fucking Who?
17. Heart of Illinois
18. My Lai

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