|Review: Putrefied - Gore-ific|
Label: Sevared Records
Year released: 2008
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: September 16, 2010
Reviewed by: Adam McAuley
Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (3 Votes)
There's a groovy death metal presence to be found on this release that really carries it. The music lives up to the album title as there is a really visceral feel to what's to be found on the work. It has a vicious side that never gets out of control, but maintains a focused mindset throughout. This is certainly comparable to bands like Suffocation, though Putrefied have a bit of the evil sound that Morbid Angel brings to the table as well. The track "Great Masses of White Lank Bodies" demonstrates the influence of both of these bands. People that enjoy the Suffocation sound will probably love this the most.
The album is just solidly done death metal through and through that falls slightly below being magnificent. The band throw in enough interesting blast beats to remain interesting, though there still is the possibility for the band's material to become slightly dull at times. Regardless, the majority of the time, Putrefied display a great ability to manage an addictive sound while throwing in some technical elements from time to time. It seems they are at their peak when they constantly throw in bridge sections to break up the monotony.
Musically, the guitar playing and drumming is well done and the vocals are gurgles that some will appreciate more than others. I thought, musically the vocals were the weakest aspect of the release without doubt, but that might just be my preference. I think they suit the style, however. There's a lot to like with Gore-ific. It's well executed and performed death metal that has an intense quality about it. Fans of Suffocation in particular will find a lot to like here.
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