REVIEW: Engorgement – Excruciating Intestinal Lacerations

Engorgement - Excruciating Intestinal LacerationsEngorgement
Excruciating Intestinal Lacerations
(Comatose Music, 2012)
Genre: Brutal Death Metal

Summarized, I would define this record as a true defiantly against morality and good customs! And if you try to disagree with me, believe in one thing: the only elements you will find in this record are hard and massive guitar riffs, industrial weight drumming work and extremely guttural vocals. You might even think that this is an American band, such the stylistic reverence for their counterparts from USA, especially the Cali-Slam scene. However, ENGORGEMENT comes from UK and – believe me! – does not disappoint fans of bands like PATHOLOGY, DISGORGE, SYPHILIC and congeners. A warning to eventual detractors (they are always around): ENGORGEMENT’s music is not limited to repeat the clichés of the genre. Far from it. What you hear on this CD is a very clever use of the orthodox elements of USBDM in favor of creating a work that – even without much originality – is able to captivate the listener in each second of music. The more attentive listeners will notice the reasons for all this quality: the guys play with so much passion and love for this kind of music that their honesty transpires through all the tracks of this work, causing that feeling of listening a band that militates in this genre for many years (this CD is just the debut of the band!).

Anyway, you know that it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel to make good brutal stuff. Therefore, the guys did not fail to deliver on our ears exactly what is proposed: extremely brutal and uncompromising Slam-BDM, so heavy that can maybe scratch the paint on the walls of your room, depending on the volume of your speakers! I quite liked the sound production, which was very competent in giving clarity and definition to the instruments, keeping, however, a level of dirt capable of ensuring the air of perversity. The musical structure dosed with wisdom the faster parts with the more slam moments, expedient that became the tracks more dynamic, preventing the listener from getting bored.

Among the many positive points, I highlight the instrumental cohesion and the homogeneity of the compositions. The only negative point is the short duration of the CD. There should be a law to establish that every BDM record must have at least 30 minutes of music. Would be the beginning of paradise! This album is a must for any lover of real brutality.

Score: 9/10.

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Written by: Antonio Jose Bresci

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