Mixtape: Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence)

By on 12 March 2013

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Mark Heylmun (guitarist with Suicide Silence) shuns the Last.FM playlist in favour of a chunky cassette and makes Terrorizer a mixtape. With some irony, you can listen to these tracks on the Spotify playlist below. (Originally published in Terrorizer 189, October 2009).

OZZY OSBOURNE ‘Diary Of A Madman’ FROM ‘DIARY OF A MADMAN’ (JET 1981)

‘Diary Of A Madman’ is just an all-round badass tune from start to finish. I can remember sitting in my room with my Epiphone SG and my no-name practice amp trying to learn those intro chords and the epic punchy part directly after the intro. Randy Rhoads was such a great player, that song was one of so many of his masterpieces. You can’t help but headbang to it.

PANTERA ‘Domination’ FROM ‘COWBOYS FROM HELL’ (ATLANTIC 1990)

“FART STINKS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER!!” From the beginning of the song it makes you wanna run in a circle. I have probably seen that Monsters Of Rock footage where they play it and Dime was circle banging so hard and so tight, so many times. The solo is so catchy it’s insane. ‘Domination’ is a beer drinking song for sure, it never gets old.

CREAM ‘Crossroads’ FROM ‘WHEELS OF FIRE’ (POLYDOR 1968)

I have always loved classic rock and Cream are the shit. If you don’t know shit you’re probably saying, ‘Cream aren’t metal man!’, but Cream were metal before it was metal. Jack Bruce singing about selling your soul to the devil, that is fucking cool. I mean you can’t deny three badass players. Clapton, Baker and Bruce- they all were shredders of their time.

DOKKEN ‘Mr Scary’ FROM ‘BACK FOR THE ATTACK’ (ELEKTRA 1987)

This is the best Dokken song for sure because it’s all George Lynch, you don’t gotta deal with any Don Dokken. He gets so eerie with his note choice in this song it really makes you feel it. It is an all round riffer for people who like to hear scary ass riffs.” (Unfortunately ‘Back for the Attack’ is not on Spotify so we’ve substituted this with a live version from 19995).

MOTLEY CRUE ‘Live Wire’ FROM ‘TOO FAST FOR LOVE’ (ELEKTRA 1981)

Grab me another beer, put on ‘Live Wire’ and rage! Call it cheesy butt rock or whatever I love anything ‘80’s metal. I don’t necessarily like the teased hair and pounds of make-up but I like shit that makes you wanna drink all night and wake up next to a girl you don’t know, and want to do it all over again. And ‘Live Wire’ is the perfect song to start making bad
decisions to.

SEPULTURA ‘Mass Hypnosis’ FROM ‘BENEATH THE REMAINS’ (ROADRUNNER 1989)

I’d like to say I am bummed out they never played this song when we toured with them but it is still my favourite. It is so brutal yet catchy and melodic at the same time. Andreas’ lead is so perfect, classical as fuck yet so perfect. It’s crazy how it moves through the song with a variety of riffs, gotta love Sepultura.”

ALICE IN CHAINS ‘Sickman’ FROM ‘DIRT’ (COLUMBIA 1992)

Sick semi-tribal drums into a huge guitar slide into a ‘Hey!’ by Layne. Undeniably heavy from the start. Then it’s like a bad acid trip with that depressing descending chord section. It’s hard to talk about how songs like this affect you if you really enjoy them, they are like a piece of someone’s soul that you can kind of try on as your own soul for those three or four minutes. Raw, pure and passionate, the song is a classic.

METALLICA ‘To Live Is To Die’ FROM ‘…AND JUSTICE FOR ALL’ (ELEKTRA 1988)

Best Metallica record has to be ‘…And Justice For All.’ This song being the second to last song on such an epic record is perfect. I remember when I first started playing guitar I wanted to learn how to make the whole whale noise that Hammet does in the middle section, I eventually found out it was just really gainy volume swells. And it is so great how you get all into this epic tune with no vocals and then all of a sudden, before you know it ‘Dyers Eve’ thrashes the fuck out of you. Early Metallica, man you can’t deny that shit.”

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