Disembodied - 'If God Only Knew the Rest Were Dead'
'If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead', released in 1998 by Ferret Records, began with the same building and dissidence of anger as Disembodied did live. 'If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead' was a quick five song EP that took the foundation that Unbroken laid ground in 'Life Love Regret' and added in a worship of Slayer's 'South of Heaven'. Each of the five songs lyrically painted a different type of failure of hope over a world-ending scenario. The darkness of the EP left Disembodied in a very small club of hardcore. There were no basketball jerseys worn in this club.
For many these days chuggy thumpy hardcore seems like a punch line to a joke, but some bands, and some records stand to be revisited-and you know what, some should be celebrated. 'If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead' is one of those records.
As of right now Disembodied have regrouped and will be playing a few reunion shows, as is the parlance of our times, and will be one of the headliners at Burning Fight book release show May 2 and 3 in Chicago with Converge, Unbroken, and Trial. There will be windmills, karate chops, and at least one person wearing a hockey mask with three X's marked on it in the pit.