Genre: Death Metal, Grindcore
Label: Comatose Music
Ah! Out of the mainstream and back into the… well, whatever level of non-convoluted, true to the cause, fucking awesome Comatose Music is!
What we have here children, is an old-school, down and dirty, balls to the wall, punch yourself in the face death metal compilation! There are five bands from across the globe, each with two songs at the ready to catch your attention and threaten you with meathook sodomy if you don’t track down their LPs! I don’t care if I consistently bitched about having to review these inventions that rival torture devises used by the Inquisition to render critics of the time to quivering masses of flesh! I’m stoked as fuck to have this one sitting in front of me! So let’s cut the bullshit and dive head first into Split Torso Trauma!
Antropofagus – Consumed By A Lacerating Desire / Eternity To Devour - Italian death metal in the vein of pretty much any American death metal band from the late 80′s or early 90′s. Most noticeably, Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation. These songs are fast, beastly and pretty much the way you wish Cannibal Corpse sounded today. The perfect way to start of a death metal compilation!
Putridity – Zombie Oral Sex / Necropedophile – If you took all of the Schwarzeneggerness out of Goretorture, what you’d have left would be Putridity and a decent Cannibal Corpse cover. Walk away from this review taking that however you want.
Prion – Losing Itself In The Infinite / End Is Near – I’d bet a night with my fiancee’s asshole that each of the three members of this band sleep with a copy of Altars Of Madness under their pillows. Prion offers the purest death metal this split has to offer! Both of their songs have the aforementioned Morbid Angel influences with dashes of originality that blare out like a klaxon! If I were to choose one band from this comp to hunt down and buy their back albums, it would easily be Prion!
Infected Flesh – Daeformaldehyded / Ancestors Of The Scalpel – I can sum up Infected Flesh’s contribution to this compilation in one word: BUUUUUUURRRRRRP! But, I think you’d want a little more than that, huh? These two tracks are pretty much the vocalist letting out one long seven minute belch that shakes the snare a bunch. Not exactly entertaining or… well, anything really.
Mass Infection – Beholding The Throne / Beyond Perpetuation – The word “classic” comes immediately to mind as soon as Mass Infection interrupted Infected Flesh’s belch (so did the word “thankful”). Think Greek Obituary and replace the weak vocals with brutal growls that I’d imagine hurt like hell after all is said and done and you’ll be on track with Mass Infection’s brand of killer death metal! Ah, ending on a high note! Always nice.
8.5/10 (the highest score I’ve ever given a compilation, EVER!)
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