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Not Actually Carcass Worship - 97%

OMG PILLS NOMNOM, January 10th, 2019

Preliminaries: This album is not Carcass worship. It’s goregrind, for sure, but it sounds absolutely nothing like Carcass. It’s faster, significantly more technical, the vocals are better (more on that later), and the song structure is completely different than anything on Reek of Putrefaction or Symphonies of Sickness.

My initial thoughts when I put this CD on go something like this: The vocals are so deep they are almost shocking. There’s also a vicious snarl that makes me wonder if Antimo has some kind of medical condition (read: deformity) with his sinuses. The man sounds like an alligator crossed with a very heavy piece of cement being dragged over a hollow sidewalk. As for the music, what jumps out at me initially is the breakneck, explosive speeds with which much of the music is played.

Moving on...

The production, in my mind, is quite fitting for this type of music. Nothing is terribly muddy, but nothing is crystal clear, either. Everything is balanced nicely. The guitars are clear enough that I can appreciate the stunning technical prowess on display, but not so clear that it sounds polished in any way. The bass is somewhat (but not entirely) recessed in the mix, while the drums are quite nicely mixed in so that they don’t sound poorly produced (too loud, for instance) and they are not so recessed so as to be difficult to separate from the mix.

The music is extremely brutal (maybe the most brutal album ever recorded) and very technical. The song writing is interesting and their timing is impeccable. There’s this strange dichotomy between the style of music they play and the overwhelmingly flawless execution. These guys can seriously play; do not be fooled by the comparisons to bands like Carcass. These guys are in a different league. Another interesting thing about the music is that, while there is a very significant amount of full-on blasting on this album, each song is still memorable. There’s a lot more to a song than memorable riffs. How about memorable time changes? How about memorable vocal delivery? There is an awful lot to like on this is a deceptively complex album.

Another word about the vocals. I have to say, this is quite possibly the best vocal performance I’ve ever heard in the death/grind genre. Antimo is seriously gifted and quite terrifying. Not only is it quite varied, the delivery is impeccable as well. And those crackling snarls, man. He does not sound like a human being. His vocals get as low as the vocals done by Carcass or Dead Infection, but without the use of a pitch-shifter. No exaggeration.

Despite the obnoxious audio samples in (almost) every song, I’m awarding this album a 97%. I have never heard anything like it, and the musical expertise here is absolutely worthy of your attention.

side note: to circumvent the annoying audio samples, I programmed the album in iTunes to start each track at the end of the samples. I mention this only for those of you who cannot stand long samples. Don’t let it ruin your experience with this album. In my mind it is an essential album that positively cannot be missed.

Mexican Infestation - 75%

Homer_Nava, March 21st, 2013

This is another cult Mexican band formed in the '90s and this is their debut album recorded in 1997. Disgorge is the band and they are a well-known band all over the underground world. With this first effort they got an important reputation everywhere. I've known them since the demo tapes-era recordings and the evolution is notable till this point. Disgorge is death grind just like that, for there`s no other description for such “musick”.

This is mainly more grind than death metal. It is noisy at times, but really they are ultra-fast, and with those growling vocals and killer drums changing the rhythms several times (in a severe way), I guess that the balance of the recording doesn't let the guitars highlight enough because I hear the guitars some distance away, but I still noticed that the guitars are sick and chaotic.

In general, this death grind is executed in the way it must be. Disgorge was always compared to Carcass, but let me tell you that there`s no comparison with that band except maybe only in concept and the lyrics, but not the music. Okay, Carcass is a big influence of Disgorge, but there are other bands influencing them.

Chronic Corpora Infest is a very important album in their discography and no one can deny that it is an important release in the Mexican scene. It is hard to review these kinds of releases. In this case, we have here Disgorge from Mexico, and it is gives me a kind of an unusual feeling because it is a representative Mexican band. I know there are some other bands in Mexico playing like this, but not like Disgorge. This is a special band because of their experience in the scene in/out of Mexico and the brutality offered.

So what makes this band so special form others? Checking out their first demo tape and considering I have witnessed the first band era till Chronic Corpora Infest, there’s one point to follow and it is that we have here is the same line-up of sickos. This could be the classical line-up or being a trio is better, in my opinion, besides the continuous process. Chronic... is the real music of sickness mixed with technical parts and surprising rhythm changes. I must admit that bands like Disgorge playing live are amazing most of the time because there’s almost the same energy that's on the cd, like a loyal sound, or at least I feel that way. Having a death grind or gore grind band reviewed, I look for precision or good technical music in the extreme way without losing the morbid atmosphere. Closer to the feelings while listening to brutal death metal, all that is what Disgorge expose to the extreme music fans, owners of the right key for this genre. One, as a listener, must be patient to find that. Are you able to?

In this CD there are songs that are similar to each other. I cannot avoid feeling that, but there are also some memorable songs like Fecalized or Rancid Bowel Sarcoma, songs that have different guitar riffs. The concept of the band is evident in that they are into gore, cannibalism, and medical terms. I’ve tried to read the lyrics and they are in English, but because of the medical issues, they are hard for me to understand. This CD is a must have. It is special and if you are looking for stuff from pioneering bands of this genre, get this CD now. The new edition features four bonus tracks.

A Mixed (Body)bag... - 80%

Jjaaze, March 1st, 2011

First of all, let it be known my hatred for stringing random gory words and terms together from various scatological, reproductive and organ-related word-groups. This album, being the only one to have only a third of the overall theme totally tryhard, is the most bearable of the band's discography, for me anyway. There are also too many bands with this generic and uninventive name, but I guess it has to be better than "Disgorged Vaginal Pus and Cum" at any rate.

Language aside (as it rarely affects the music itself), it is surprising how solid this album is. Maybe a tad too long, with most of the songs exceeding four minutes or so, but it has a distinct level of groove mixed in with the grind. I am reminded of a less melodic Pathologist more than once throughout.

The percussion is muddy and the guitars/bass bleed into each other, but they're all discernable. The song writing isn't that bad either, typical Carcass-influenced deathgrind with splattery throat growls and low, growly talking. There's an unusual inclusion of electronic vocal distortion on "Rancid Bowel Sarcoma", it doesn't ruin the mood as much as you'd think. A few samples litter the spare time in-between tracks, but none are annoyingly over length.

I was surprised when I listened to this album - expecting short, "brutal", rancid pornogrind-goregrind, well... I instead got a murky Carcass worship record with lots of (but maybe slightly repetitive) good riffs. Maybe the pre-'00s were good for the goregrind scene as a whole. I even came out of the listening session with a favourite song - "Viscose Oseal Fibroma". Definitely one of the must-have Clone albums, but I wouldn't check out the rest of the bands discography, personally. This is more than enough for little old me.

I'm sure it's a cult classic amongst Disgorge's fanbase.

Carcass worship done right - 95%

MutatisMutandis, June 27th, 2005

When I first read that this band was; stripped down; a Carcass worship band, I immeadiately thought of Exhumed and all of the other crappy clones that have gained waaaayyyy too much popularity over the years. And this band is Carcass worship. But, in a mind blowingly awesome way. Sure, the patented switches between fast and slow riffs are there, but these guys play their own music. The riffs are brutal (and fortunately not stolen), the production is raw (but not anywhere near unenjoyable), and the vocals are like vomiting sewage. This guy's growls aren't as low as on their newer attempts, but still kick record amounts of ass. And then there's the screeches. I swear, he growls like a dying animal. These screeches are unlike anything I've ever heard, and every fan of the genre should hear them too. Aside the music, just look at the artwork. It looks like a hobo got sodomized and dissected( of course, it's not nearly as disgusting as 'Forensick"). Look at the song titles: Every one of them has a indecipherable pathologic theme. I guess they're disgusting, but, I have no idea what the majority of them mean anyway...
Not that you can understand what he's saying, but...
Pick up this godly album as soon as physically possible. It's worth it.