Various Artists For Lucio Fulci-A Symphony of Fear
Released: 1999, Blackest Heart / Graveside Entertainment
Reviewer: Nathan Robinson
If stereo speakers could take a shit, this is what would come out. What is this crap? I knew I would be disappointed with this double CD set, but I just had to get it for Gwar and James Murphy. Apparently, Lucio Fulci is some composer who wrote music for old horror films. And the bands presented on this tribute are performing some of his scores. Great idea indeed! But guess what? They all fail! Most of the garbage on these discs is way too electronic or alternative. Even Gwar. Their song could have been mildly cool if it wasn't for the lame-ass drum machine. It's not as if the drums are hard to play. And Murphy? Slightly cool song, but way too repetitive and thus not worth listening to! I was just dying for one of his leads. And I was surprised to discover that ex-Pungent Stench drummer Alex Wank was involved in a couple tracks via the "band" On/Off. But because they're electronic, they suck. Necrophagia also appears, but they blow too. Really the only good song is by Nile. I don't listen to this band, but after hearing their track I think I might investigate them. So unless you are a HUGE Nile fan, do NOT get this compilation! If it wasn't for them, I'd give this release a zero! This could have been done so much better by quality death and doom metal bands and not a bunch of alternative no-namers.