Monday, December 24, 2007

MACE-the evil in good LP (1987)

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1 Gutripper
2 Intent to Kill
3 The Evil In good
4 Daddy's Girl
5 War
6 Thinning the Herd
7 Choose Your God
8 When the Screaming Stops
9 Poison Gasses
10 Blonde Obsession

Mace were from Washington State, and formed in 1985. This is the bands second LP and came out on Black Dragon records. Rumor has it that guitarist Hills was friends with and later produced such acts as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice and chains etc. Don't let that scare you, as this is some humorous, monster speed metal with heavy punk influences(the vocals mostly). It turned off most punks cos of its shredding solos, and turned off many metal heads due to its punk styled approach to the singing.
A band I was in that started in 1989 called Intent stole our name from a partial song title of these guys. I recall bringing the name Intent to Kill to a band practice (after snaking it off of the back cover of this record), and having the band decline the name but somehow shortening it to Intent. If the link takes you to a dead page when you click it, try copy and pasting the link. I'm just switching over to mediafire and still learning...

http://www.mediafire.com/?e3ny99kwyb1

16 comments:

  1. copy and paste does work

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  2. Great post.Already have this one though.You would totally make my year if you had a copy of the 1st LP,"PROCESS OF ELIMINATION".That is one album I have not been able to find for a LONG time.Keep up the good work....A&H

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  3. I have that on vinyl, and actually looked at it while I was home at my folks for the holiday. Next time I go up, I'll upload it (though it won't be for a while my friend).

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  4. i am truly grateful for all the great stuff i´ve discovered here over the last months! have yourself a happy new year man - timo

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  5. I really need thois album again as it was one of my favorites, even if for down load, email tpkmmdonald@yahoo.com

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  6. These guys were actually around before '85 as a more traditional metal act. I saw them open for Slayer and Metal Church at the Pine St Theater in Portland in the summer of 1984. Back then they were a three-piece. Later the crossover thing stared, Kirk switched to vocals and they adopted the sound heard here. I saw these guys again playing with The Accused in the Fall of '85 and things had changed up a bit. It was at an art gallery in downtown Seattle -- no stage and complete mayhem! I have an audio recording and at one point Kirk handed me the microphone so I could give my best "Gutripper!" scream to introduce that song.

    Fun band, and thanks for the post. I still have "Process of Elimination" on vinyl, but had not heard this album previously.

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  7. Another fan seeking MACE "Process of Elimination". MACE were brilliant in their own way, and way ahead of their time. I'll check back. Thanks!

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  8. i don't give a fuckk
    i love this <3

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  9. Guitarist Dave Hillis did go on to quite a few other things, including a succesful career as an engineer for some of the Big Name bands. He was also in Sybil Vane and Thee Heavenly Music Experience. Excellent guitarist, no doubt about it, I've seen him perform more times than I can count and he never disappoints.

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  10. I recently found a copy of this on vinyl, and I am loving it even though I feel like I shouldn't be...if that makes sense. Glad to see that there are others out there who appreciate the strange awesomeness of the record.

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  11. this is kirk verhey the vocalist of mace. you can find both albums plus a brand new track 'HAARP Strings' on SOUNDCLOUD.com my screen name is el mustango. The band i have been playon with over the past 20 years is also on ther, called bigtop. enjoy.

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  12. BTW! MACE IS PLAYING AND RECORDING AGAIN. K. Verhey

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  13. http://www.mediafire.com/?n22lzntiyqw

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  14. Thanks Anonymous July 6, 2012 10:48 AM!

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