Originally released in 1997 by Relapse Records and on double-LP vinyl by HELLS HEADBANGERS in 2004, Fearless Undead Machines was a pivotal album in the deep ‘n’ distinctive DECEASED discography. Prior to its release, the band was in a state of transition, going from the dizzyingly technical ‘n’ chaotic The Blueprints for Madness in ’95 and wanting a more stripped-down, streamlined approach. What resulted was a massive monolith of epic HEAVY METAL songwriting suffused with the spirit of their earlier, thrashing death metal ways…and hooks/hooks/hooks for miles! Despite its hefty, 68-minute length, the album was immediate – and immediately memorable. And while vocalist/drummer King Fowley always had a unique flair for horror-based lyrics, on Fearless Undead Machines, his lyricism took on a now-characteristic storytelling aspect, making each of these 11 epics truly a world in itself. Once again, HELLS HEADBANGERS brings back a classic from the dead, now on special gold-bottom CD – the one and only Fearless Undead Machines!
Hells Headbangers (USA), 2023.