Mr. Bungle – The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo

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Pandemic, crisis, jihad, earthquakes, tsunamis… let poor 2020 have one unexpected, good thing, the return of Mr. Bungle. And not just any incarnation of the band, but one that maybe was forgotten even by its very own members. Because in the perfectly entitled ‘The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo’, you will not get to hear the group that gained a cult following thanks to its 90s experimental, paranoiac albums. Paranoia is still what you will get, don’t you worry, but in the form of compositions written by teenagers who spent their days listening to Slayer and Possessed.

The first proper, professional recording of the ‘Easter Bunny Demo’, that first saw the light of day as a tape back in 1986, is simultaneously the first and the fourth Mr. Bungle record. If it had been released, in this format, with this sound quality, back in ’86, today it would belong in the same sentence with the legendary thrash epics that came out that year. Since we are talking about thrash, the trio of Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, is Trevor Dunn is completed by two undeniable icons of the genre, Dave Lombardo and Scott Ian.

Lastly, it is great to finally hear Mike Patton singing on a truly heavy and good record, screaming his ass off like only he can. Listen to the vocals and riffs of ‘Bungle Grind’ and ‘Sudden Death’ and prepared to be shocked!