Brutal Truth - _Goodbye Cruel World!_
(Relapse, 1999)
by: Adam Wasylyk (8 out of 10)
Death/grindcore legends Brutal Truth have called it a day. It's indeed a sad time for fans of the band and the genre alike. One of my first metal albums was _Extreme Conditions..._ so I especially found these news disheartening, as I had always associated the band with my first couple of years as a metal fan. At that time, blasting "Walking Corpse" or "Ill Neglect" was the perfect solution to any problem I had. Fortunately, Brutal Truth don't believe in anything half-hearted, including breaking up. What we have here is _Goodbye Cruel World!_, a double album containing a BT fan's dream of live recordings, rare/unreleased stuff and covers the band have played over the years. Each album being reflected on, amongst the 56 tracks one can find a huge variety of Brutal Truth favourites ("Choice of a New Generation", "Walking Corpse", "Ill Neglect", "Godplayer", "Denial of Existence", "Black Door Mine"), quite a few newer tracks (all but five tracks off _Sounds of the Animal Kingdom_) and plenty of covers as well (Celtic Frost's "Dethroned Emperor", Black Sabbath's "Cornucopia", The Melvins' "Zodiac"). A lot of time and care was put into the selection of tracks and the overall flow of each CD, and this shines through in spades. Brutal Truth will never be forgotten, and _Goodbye Cruel World!_ will serve as a testimony to the viciousness and savagery this band's music held and stood for. Woe is me.

(article published 9/12/1999)


CHATS
11/30/2006 J Smit Brutal Truth: Choice of a New Generation (Part 1)
11/30/2006 T DePalma Brutal Truth: Choice of a New Generation (Part 2)
1/1/1998 P Schwarz Brutal Truth: Still Not Loud Enough, Still Not Fast Enough
11/18/1996 A Bromley Brutal Truth: Revealing the Brutal Truth
1/17/1996 G Filicetti Brutal Truth: Malformed Musical Mayhem
ALBUMS
5/29/2009 D Cairns 9 Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
10/16/1997 A Bromley 7 Brutal Truth - Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom
10/11/1996 G Filicetti 8 Brutal Truth - Kill, Trend, Suicide
GIGS
9/1/1998 P Schwarz Brutal Truth / Kataklysm / Solus / The Swarm True Brutality Under Extreme Conditions
3/16/1997 A Bromley Cannibal Corpse / Brutal Truth / Immolation / Oppresor Cannabis Corpse and Friends
2/5/1997 A Gaudrault Brutal Truth / Blood of Christ / Dirge Sounds From the Embassy
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