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Extremely Rotten Live

Grave - Extremely Rotten Live ©1997 Century Media
1. Extremely Rotten Flesh
2. Turning Black
3. Restrained
4. Winternight
5. Haunted
6. Two Of Me
7. Hating Life
8. You'll Never See
9. Lovesong
10. Sorrowfilled Moon
11. Rain
12. Soulless
13. And Here I Die...
14. Into The Grave
15. Reborn Miscarriage

For a band who experienced as many hardships as Grave, it seems only fitting that their ending would be such a downer. This was recorded on their '96 American tour in Corona, CA. I saw them on this tour in Grand Rapids, MI, and the only word to describe it was sad. There were maybe 20 people there, and I spent the entire time feeling sorry for the boys and not enjoying the show at all. From the sounds of this recording, the Corona show didn't come off much better.

The sound quality is decent, and the track listing is a nice mix from their entire career, but you can hear the energy draining out of the performance as the disc goes on. I'm sure the fact that their attempts to interact with the "crowd" were only met by a couple of whistles and one death growl had a lot to do with this. As was the case in person, while listening to Extremely Rotten Live I was overcome with pity. I got this at the clearance price of $2 from Century Media, and I don't suggest you pay any more than that.

Review by Scott Wilcox

Review date: 08/1999

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