by Mr. Bungle
- Record Label: Ipecac
- Release Date: Oct 30, 2020
- Summary: The Northern California experimental rock band reunite Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn, with Anthrax's Scott Ian, and ex-slayer Dave Lombardo to re-record its trash metal-influenced demo.
- Record Label: Ipecac
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Noise-Rock, Death Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal
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Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Oct 29, 2020The album could stand to be 10 minutes shorter, but who’s to complain about having too much of a good thing? Recorded pre-pandemic, the joy and enthusiasm of the reunion tour is captured here and the results are immensely entertaining. If you like thrash, then the Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo is mandatory listening.
Oct 28, 2020Opting to re-record a largely unknown demo is a fitting way to bring closure to Mr. Bungle's catalogue. Further, the inclusion of previously unheard songs makes this feel like a proper new release, as opposed to an excuse to shove a nostalgic name back into the world.
Oct 28, 2020The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo is the most accessible Mr. Bungle album, if it’s possible for thrash metal to be accessible. ... Fans looking for the outlandishness of Disco Volante may be disappointed, but anyone looking for angry, nonsensical mosh music will find everything they need.
Oct 29, 2020What's best is that Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny doesn't sound like it was brought into the 21st-century kicking and screaming. It does all that and more, but there's so much mad joy at the helm -- this is a band that would close their shows with a faithful cover of the Alan Parsons Project ballad "Time" while masked and covered in blood -- that the material feels bracing, vital, and rooted in the present.
Oct 28, 2020The crisp, contemporary production is a revelation with the finer details bursting out at every moment. It’s a stark contrast to the original demo, which sounded like they were playing in your neighbour’s flooded garage and hurriedly recording everything direct to tape before the C45 ran out.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Oct 30, 2020This album is an incredible timeless masterpiece. The band aged pretty well and this album gives everything Bungle always does perfectly :This album is an incredible timeless masterpiece. The band aged pretty well and this album gives everything Bungle always does perfectly : it´s funny, well produced and heavy as hell. i was expecting this album to be a generic thrash metal album, but I'm glad I was wrong. If you like heavy music, if you like Mr. Bungle, if you like pure chaos and madness, if you like good music regardless of any label you should give them a try. The album is not like any of their previous album, but it is as good as.
Fav. Tracks : Grizzly Adams, Habla Español O Muere, Bungle Grind, Eracist… Expand
Oct 30, 2020How sad, to see an all-time favourite band sink so low.
To clarify: there's absolutely nothing "wrong" with this album. If you're in theHow sad, to see an all-time favourite band sink so low.
To clarify: there's absolutely nothing "wrong" with this album. If you're in the mood for an hour - a very LONG and REPETITIVE hour! - of high-quality primal "thrash", you've come to the right place. But what does this have to do with the Mr Bungle weirdos like myself came to know and love in the '90s?
Well, this IS a re-recording of their first demo. But so what?! All bands have to start somewhere...it's about where they PROGRESS to that matters. And this album is not only a regression of the highest order, but boasts two members who simply don't belong, and never would've fit in the more official Bungle days. And I say this as someone who has great respect for Dave Lombardo, and is a HUGE Anthrax/SOD fan. Sadly, though: you're better off buying an SOD album, which this resembles far more than anything with the word "Bungle" in it.
I understand the story that led to this release. I get that SOD and Slayer were an early influence on Bungle. I even think this album is a bit of a fun "bonus". But what it ISN'T is the new Bungle album that fans have lusted after for twenty years.
Oh, and a clarification regarding the rating I've given this: yes, it's a pretty good album. It's worth an 8/10. But it's nowhere near a 10/10, which I'd give the three official Bungle albums that predate this. If they'd released this as a fun, in-between-real-albums product, I'd think it was pretty cool. But I dread to think that people new to Bungle will think this is what they're "about", 'cause it doesn't even come close.
Easily their least original and creative album, period.… Expand
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