The defining feature of Resurrection’s “Embalmed Existence” (originally released on Nuclear Blast in 1993) was “The Storyteller.” He was essentially an amateur voice actor who assumed an insane persona to tell an insane story. Voiceovers, which in sum formed the story, began every track but one. The result was a death metal record that felt like a twisted children’s tale. Love them or hate them the voiceovers were unique.
Now Hammerheart Records has issued a 2CD, featuring the remastered version of Embalmed Existence on disc 1, and the two demos on disc 2. The lavish liner notes feature historical photos and essays regarding the reissue, the demos, and the origin of The Storyteller.
Distractions aside, the album is deservedly a minor classic. It might have become a major one had the band not split up after its release. Instead, it remains a sturdy memento of the Florida death metal sound and a durable classic from 1993. Artwork by Dan Seagrave and production by Scott Burns
For fans and collectors of: Classic US (Florida) Death Metal acts such as:
earlier Death, Obituary, Deicide, Malevolent Creation, Atheist
Resurrection - Embalmed Existence 2CD
Death Metal/Florida Death Metal