Massacre launched their traditional loss of life metallic file From Past in 1991 after which, after a collection of lineup adjustments, got here again with the widely-hated Promise in 1996. Promise dropped all semblance of loss of life metallic in favor of terrible groove metallic, and was so unhealthy that it pressured vocalist Kam Lee to stop midway by its manufacturing.
Or as Lee put it in a 2022 interview, “I hated the best way [guitarist Rick Rozz] was trying to show Massacre right into a pseudo-Pantera meets Type O Negative kind of band, and I hated the fucking joke of an album, Promise. I assumed all the factor was simply shit, and I can’t even consider I went alongside so far as I did earlier than deciding to stroll out and stop throughout the post-production interval.”
Actually, Massacre and their present lineup hate Promise a lot that they’ve issued an announcement asking everybody to not speak about it. Do not ask them about it, do not speak about it – principally act as if Promise by no means occurred.
“Right here is the boundary- DO NOT CROSS IT!!” wrote Massacre on Instagram.
“We do not endorse this album in anyway. It is broadly identified that is thought of a extremely loathed mistake by the band at a really low level and time throughout its inception. It is the principle motive for vocalist Kam‘s departure from the band in 1994 – (and he would not return to really make and launch one other album till 2021’s Resurgence).
“In the event you’re a fan of this launch for no matter motive (though I am unable to think about anybody with style would truly be) greatest to maintain that to your self. Any posturing in an try to deliver this album up might be met with the identical disrespect given by pushing that boundary. In the event you try passive aggressive conduct by sarcastically supporting it – you’ll in flip be met with the very same sarcastic response and tone you are making an attempt to push your boundaries over.
“Principally- do not be a dick!”
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