Artist: The Great Kat
Title: “Worship Me Or Die” (remastered)
Label: Metal Mind Productions
Release Date: 10/8/2007
Genre: Thrash Metal
I’m not going to lie and say that I was happy to see this album remastered and re-issued for the Metal fan of today because I am very clearly not nor have I ever been a fan of the brand of Shred Metal that The Great Kat has long declared her mastery over. Yet here we have the special edition limited re-issue by those folks at Metal Mind Productions who sometime last year gained the rights to release dozens upon dozens of early Roadrunner Records albums. They upgraded the packaging and extended the liner notes and sometimes even added bonus tracks if possible. However despite this not every one of these re-issues would be a winning decision. One fine example of this would be the album being reviewed. The Great Kat’s debut was entitled “Worship Me Or Die” and its themes played along to the Dominatrix image that she portrayed but the music that was presented was by many counts absolutely deplorable. This was blistering fast cacophony with screams over it and in 1987 quite different from what was happening on either side of the Metal scene as both Thrash and Glam were still in full sway with Grunge a few years away in coming. Despite this being the case Kat had some fans but it was probably more based on the overall insane image that she put forth more than for her song-writing and obvious playing skills.
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