Lurch was the first death metal artist. Mortician sounds suspiciously like him — and here I thought they originated the incomprehensible hardcore ditty. They were influenced by Lurch!
Check out Lurch:
Did you see me in there doing the Watusi? So you’re not easily fooled — it isn’t me. I just relate to Wednesday. When the first Addam’s Family movie came out, three people said I reminded them of her, with her adorable blasé morbidity and light musings on death.
I understand that people can’t take my elevator music. I listen to death metal as background music, dinner music, romantic music – it relaxes me. But for those who dare, check out similarities between Lurch and Mortician.
While they don’t rock the harpsichord like Lurch, I like the driving, inexorable rhythm of this song. Mortician usually opens with a snippet from a grade Z horror movie before getting into their industrial juggernaut. I see haute couture models stomping the runway to this — it’s avant garde fashion show music! If you don’t listen to it, take my word, Mortician was, like, totally inspired by Lurch: