INSPIRATION from INSANITY 12/06/08
INSANITY IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BANDS IN DEATH METAL HISTORY! CHECK THE BIO BELOW AND THE VID, HONESTLY I CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO THIS BAND, THEIR LOGO IS BEYOND INSPIRATIONAL!
I N S A N I T Y was formed in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area and unleashed some of the most intensely brutal death metal of that time.
Insanity drummer, Bud Mills, was one of the first drummers to use an early blast beat that enabled the band to play faster than the thrash beat (most commonly used at the time) would allow. The vocalist/guitarist Joe DeZuniga naturally roared out some of the most powerful and brutal death metal vocals to be heard since. He was also one of the main songwriter’s and the artist that created the logo with the decapitated heads. The other guitarist/songwriter Dave Gorsuch seemed to push the style of guitar riffs to a more technical edge while mixing in stomping heavy parts with catchy tempo changes. With Joe’s style progressing in that direction as well, it proved to be a great partnership and the two would go on to collaborate on most of the early material. The last element to send the music over the edge was a ripping bass player and Keith Ellison played like a death metal version of Steve Harris.
The first show was played on Oct. 19th 1985 at Ruthies Inn with Death and Sacrilege. Within seconds of starting the first song a frenzied pit erupted and went on though the whole set, which was admittedly short because the band only had five songs at the time…