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Purulent, putrefied and awesome! - 95%

Kishmakay, June 11th, 2005

Now this is some serious noise, man...

This album makes Carcass' "Reek of Putrefaction" a collection of lullabies.

The main difference is that the production is pretty good and if you don't understand something in the midst of that mess of sound, don't worry. It is supposed to be like that. The bass is thick and pronounced. The guitars are very heavy, very fast and distorted. There are blastbeats everywhere machine-gunning flesh and bone.

But despite the mammoth hecatomb that is the sound there are very good riffs. Some passages a very groovish and recall Napalm Death's "From Enslavement to Obliteration" or "Scum".

The lyrics are interesting. All of them telling a little story about an accident of some kind (of course the ending is always total gore).

The vocals are very good too, but not perfect (to me, of course). They are very deep grunts (and yes, I love deep grunts). But that's the point. They are so deep that sometimes one can think that there is a pig with the microfone, making things a little bit funny. That is the only reason this album does not get a 100% rating.

For fans of utter destruction and lovers of the "near inaudible" this is a must.
This one stands in the thin line of what is music and what is not.