Pretty much one of the most respected and influential underground metal bands of all time, Today Is The Day have recorded for the likes of Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, and Southern Lord and their members have gone on to be in Mastodon. This is their fourth album originally released in 1997 and no luxuriously re-released with added demos and live tracks.
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8/10 gbar Customer review, 16th April 2017
So what exactly does Today Is The Day sound like? The answer is: Nothing like the other bands that plays your usual grindcore/hardcore. 1997's Temple Of The Morning Star takes off with "The Man Who Loves to Hurt Himself", which after a sample of a country song, is followed by electronics that are full of hatred, and ultimately becomes heavy and hateful that tests your own will as to how much you can handle. Songs like "Crutch" and "Root of All Evil" is so freaking heavy, it's almost frightening. Throughout the whole unnerving experience, satanic rituals, chanting, and distorted vocals are superbly meshed with an reasonable amount of samples and melodic riffs. If that wasn't enough, there's even a cover of Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" just to add to the unpredictability.
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