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Morbid Slaughter - A Filthy Orgy of Horror and Death

The Name Says it All - 63%

TheStormIRide, September 4th, 2015

Peruvian blackened thrash metal horde have finally unleashed their debut full length album, the aptly titled A Filthy Orgy of Horror and Death. With seven tracks of and a little under thirty minutes of music, this album finally brings Morbid Slaughter’s sound to something a bit more substantial than a quick and dirty demo tape. The band’s prior release, 2014′s Wicca, was a short two track run through the gamut of early Bathory barbarism and the unhinged hellfire of acts like Vulcano and Sarcófago, so it should be no surprise that Morbid Slaughter’s full length debut continues in the same vein.

Most of the band’s earlier material, and especially that on Wicca, was unhinged, charging forth and destroying everything in its way. While A Filthy Orgy of Horror and Death captures some of that morbid insanity, things seem a bit toned down across the board. The rangy thrash riffs, the snarled vocals and the general feeling of being dragged through murky slime; it’s all still here. It’s just that some of the songs become a tad repetitive, like the mid-paced, punk-tinged “Zombie Splatter” with it’s simple swaggering power chords and the slow, plodding paces of “Death Cold Blood”.

Despite the moments of somewhat mediocre and derivative songwriting, the band does bring the fire for a few of the tracks. “Cannibal Butcher” and “Tortured Without Anesthesia”, for example, show that Morbid Slaughter still brings the goods, with Sarcófago-influenced riffing that bites like a rabid animal and a sound that lives up to the title of the album. Their cover of G.G. Allin’s “Fuck Off (We Murder)” is quite fitting, even if they manage to make it the cleanest sounding track on the album with some tasteful leads and gang shouted backing vocals, but that’s just a testament to how crude and primal this album really is.

Although there are a few down points, most of A Filthy Orgy of Horror and Death lives up to the potential that the band showed on their demos. Befouled, filthy vibes spew forth as the band rages through morbid thrashing with snarled, raspy vocals and a tastefully murky production. While many of their contemporaries are churning out music that’s more foul, decrepit and harrowing, Morbid Slaughter’s debut is still worth a spin or two if you worship at the altar of Vulcano, Nifelheim and Bulldozer.

Written for The Metal Observer.