MORDRED: In This Life LP (1st ever to mix Funk with THRASH Metal). Faith No More on steroids. Check video!


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Mordred is an American Thrash/Funk metal band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mordred stood out from the crowd with their ideas on expanding and experimenting with the thrash metal sound, incorporating turntables and funky bass lines into their sound.

Mordred In This Life
Label: Noise International
Format: LP, Album
Released: 1991
Style: Funk Metal

1 In This Life 5:02
2 The Strain 3:46
3 High Potency 3:39
4 Window 4:46
5 Esse Quam Videri 2:53
6 A Beginning 0:52
7 Falling Away 5:05
8 Killing Time 5:18
9 Downtown 3:08
10 Progress 3:53
11 Larger Than Life 3:30

Bass Art Liboon
Drums Gannon Hall
Guitar Danny White, James Sanguinetti
Turntables, Keyboards Aaron (Pause) Vaughn*
Voice Scott Holderby

Recorded at Fantasy Studios & Moebius Music; mixed at Different Fur Recording; Mastered at The Hit Factory.
(P)1991 Noise (C)1991 Dark Wings
Barcode: 0 3612-448929-2 7

5.0 out of 5 stars Mordred : “In This Life”…..,
We’ll probably never get to hear another band as original and creative as Mordred, or another release as musically interesting as “In This Life” is from front to finish….
I don’t really know how to describe this release in terms of a musical direction, but its its great and I love it!!!!
Mordred is traditionally classified as Thrash IMO, but its also much more than that. Its funny, and its clever. It even has brief rap and scratching breaks, and don’t worry, I hate rap, but Mordred is one band that pulls it off fabulously as a Thrash Metal unit. Its a very unique display of lyrics and music to say the least….
Faith No More on steroids. But not the same either. Mordreds got a hard edge to it that is their own. They are positively Thrash in my honest opinion.
I can’t understand why bands this good and creative don’t make it bigger because “In This Life” is a huge release!! Never again will we get to hear another release quite as unique as this is.

Its simply a masterpiece as far as I’m concerned….

I only wish they would have continued. This is by far one of the most underrated Thrash bands, and “In This Life” is a true diamond in the rough when it comes to genius creativity….

This is easily worthy of five stars….


5.0 out of 5 stars Its Mordred!!! Do you feel me?,
I’ll be honest. I was and still am a big fan of funk rock that came out of the late 1980s like Fishbone, Urban Dance Squad, Faith No More, and Living Colour. What was interesting about Mordreds approach was how they mixed funk with REAL metal. Not just a moronic two-chord progression like Limp Bisquick, but actual technical riffs and solos that required fleet-fingered dexterity. Does anyone question Opeths “metal” credentials when they combine folk and 1970s progressive rock, or Rhapsody when they fuse baroque classical arrangements with metal? I hope not, nor should they question Mordred. And one more thing: they covered Rick James’ “Super Freak” before MC Hammer did.
1991s In This Life is Mordreds second album. It displays an amazing combination of 1970s funk with thrash metal that no one else has improved upon since. Theres even reggae on the song “Downtown”, and a beautiful one minute acoustic intro to “Falling Away”. The other tracks show how the band switched from funk to metal almost instantaneously. The only drawback is the lyrics to “Larger Than Life”. The chorus is this:

“Stand my ground, won’t back down”

Wasn’t that in a Tom Petty song?

Anyway. Not only did Mordred add a novel twist to the melting pot of heavy metal, they also consisted of highly talented musicians. The dual guitar playing of Danny White and James Sanguinetti simply needs to be heard. Gannon Halls drumming owed more to Stewart Copeland than it did to Lars Ulrich or Charlie Benante. Rapper Aaron “Pause” Vaughns turntables enhanced the groups sound rather than took away from it. And Scott Holderby sung like nobody else in metal. He mostly eschewed the usual high pitched screaming in favor of a funky, swaggering timbre.

Even though there is a big backlash against the whole rap-rock scene (much of it justified with lame acts like Crazy Town), I know that most metal fans (unless you’re of the ultra-militant persuasion) would enjoy Mordred if they were to hear them. Don’t let the fact that theres rapping or turntables close your mind. Rapping is on only 3% of the album at the most. And remember something else, Mordred was doing this long, long before it became popular.


5.0 out of 5 stars ground-breaking mix,like a extra heavy faith no more!!!!!!!,
these guys are into funk,rap,hip hop and definitely thrash metal they came years before this new wave of rap metal monkeys.around in the beginning with faith no more but they are much more metal!

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