HistoryWashington speed metal band Funerot was formed in 2002 and featured drummer Snide for a few months. The band recorded the Birth Of The Buttalion demo and issued a split with the band Maggots in 2003. The band announced a split 7” with Engorged, which apparently never happened. A split with Rabid followed and the quartet signed with Razorback Records following a 2005 demo. After its debut album the band issued a demo and the Nova II EP on Inimical Records. A single, called Stranded In Time, was issued and featured Funzone by Weird Al Yankovic. Album two came in 2010 and the band split up.
FUNEROT - INVASION FROM THE DEATH DIMENSION - RAZORBACK
Funerot’s debut album is the second release this month from Razorback Records taking inspiration from horror films and a sound that hearkens back twenty or so years. Unlike Frightmare though, this quartet sounds more in league with the speed metal veterans of those days than anything more deathly, shall we say. Taking cues aplenty from Hirax, Lääz Rockit and Vio-lence, especially vocally in the latter case, Funerot thrashbacks with swift riffs, ripping leads and daring breaks. Song titles like Mandroid, Death By Draino, Invaders From The Death Dimension or Tyrranosaur might be exactly the band’s own, but serve to establish the band’s film enthusiast credentials. Although the more the titles parade in front of this writer, the more science fiction-influenced the band seems. Fun and heaviness in one package, not to mention a blatant Megadeth rip off on the song Exterminate The Macrohumanoid, is the hallmark of Funerot - and Razorback Records for that matter. - Ali “The Metallian”