Old Grandad - _The Last Upper_
(MIA Records, 1999)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
The last I had heard of these Black Sabbath-esque, drug influenced madmen was on their wild indie disc titled _Vol. 666_ [back a few years in CoC, issue #28]. It was odd, abrasive, but it rocked. Same goes for their debut for MIA Records, a solid slab of death/thrash/stoner rockin' that'll leave you smiling more as you inhale the green goods. And while not much has changed since their indie days, you'll be hard to press any kind of negative reaction from me over that decision from the band to still be playing the same style. It just seems to have suited them. With a definitely stronger production, the oddball ideas and song structures seem to have more substance, as if they're spawning these wicked tentacles to grab hold of you until you turn blue. Weird is as weird does and Old Grandad do it oh so well. Choice cut, and a classic title if I might say so: "Your Guts on Rye". Why couldn't Cannibal Corpse think of that one?

(article published 9/12/1999)


CHATS
2/5/1997 A Bromley Old Grandad: Never Underestimate Grand-Paps
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8/12/1996 A Wasylyk 6 Old Grandad - Vol. 666
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