2001's Prowler in the Yard came with a letter written by a guy sitting in his car, getting ready to murder his ex-girlfriend. He had just bitten off his fingers or something. Sure, the letter was fake, but reading it while ingesting the disc's blood-splattered screams and machine-gun guitars was beyond effective.
According to sources (i.e., Wikipedia), singer J.R. Hayes said the band's intent for Phantom Limb was to create the most insane death-metal album of all time. The "most insane" issue is not a problem. Each of Phantom Limb's 14 songs mauls listeners with the ferocity of a rabid sabertooth cat. Packed with radical power and big blowouts, Phantom Limb also features plenty of awesome mosh breakdowns; guitarist Scott Hull comes up with plenty of slowed down Slayer-riffic violence. In fact, "Alexandria" is his best one yet -- or at least top 50.
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