Mr. Bungle
The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny


3.5
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Review

by Zig USER (10 Reviews)
April 28th, 2021 | 11 replies


Release Date: 10/30/2020 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Back to origins

After several rumors in 2019, Mr. Bungle returned to the active together with the original trio (Patton, Dunn, and Spruance) with the special participation of ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Anthrax guitarist Ian Scott for some concerts in February 2020, revisiting the first demo 1986, “The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny”. Quickly after the concerts, the group entered the studio and re-recorded the demo, removing the ska sections, and some forgotten tracks.

Like the original demo, “The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny” is pure thrash metal, but this time way better produced. Track after track, the intensity and speed are maintained. At an instrumental level, it is untouchable, Spruance's manic solos, Lombardo's solid drums, Dunn's precise and fast bass, present a maturity and talent that is impossible to point out any flaw. In the less positive points are the voice of Patton, who is notably aged to sing this type of music; the album as a whole is somewhat monotonous, mainly due to the fact that it is very direct and has few variations; and, finally, the section sung in Spanish in Hypocrites, which plays against the seriousness of the record.

Obviously, it is spectacular to have this legendary band back, but revisiting the first material composed as teenagers may not have been the best idea. For metalheads, it's a perfect album, but far from what made Mr. Bungle the geniuses of musical schizophrenia.



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FabiusPictor202
April 28th 2021


857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hard pos. hard not to feel like Patton is out of fresh ideas tho esp. after last tomahawk release

DDDeftoneDDD
April 28th 2021


17267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

HEY Zig! TKs for reving this one m/

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Jethro42
April 28th 2021


16397 Comments


I love me some Mr Bungle. Might try this one. Very good short review, Zig!

Davil667
April 28th 2021


3912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Have to disagree on what you say bout Patton’s voice, he pulls off a powerful performance on here. Very solid and fun record as a whole.

DivergentThinking
Contributing Reviewer
April 28th 2021


9289 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Surprised this just now got a review. Nice job though... this is definitely my least favorite Bungle album, but still really solid

BigPleb
April 28th 2021


62802 Comments


Patton never ages vocally, he's a freak of nature.

DivergentThinking
Contributing Reviewer
April 28th 2021


9289 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

He never ages in general, as he still looks really good too

SteakByrnes
April 29th 2021


23467 Comments


Woah didn't you quit the site Zig lol

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DDDeftoneDDD
April 29th 2021


17267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

The text is short. I could argue a few points (the vocals and the "intended" seriousness, which I don't think it was never meant to be like that, not even on early days) but I'm just happy this has a rev.

Zig
April 29th 2021


2282 Comments


@SteakByrnes

for a while yeah. returned to say hello and drop this.

DDDeftoneDDD
April 29th 2021


17267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

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