Disgorge
Consume the Forsaken


4.5
superb

Review

by InHumanForm USER (8 Reviews)
October 28th, 2009 | 24 replies | 7,970 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Consume the Forsaken is 30 minutes of pure devastation that no death metal fan should miss out on.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Brutal Death Metal is a genre that most people can’t stand. Whether it’s the ridiculous vocals, the unoriginal riffs that totally rip off Suffocation, or even the muffled production, people always find ways to bash the genre constantly. Though most of the time I do not agree with these people, there are some undeniably horrid bands that make undeniably horrid albums in the genre that reek of absolute suck. Well, I am here to tell you Disgorge is not one of these bands, and Consume the Forsaken is not one of these albums. Yes, CTF does share a lot in common with any album by Suffocation, but the difference here is that Disgorge pull it off with such velocity and virtuosity that you will soon forget that these riffs could’ve been written by Terrence Hobbs himself. What sets CTF apart from the rest of the scene is that each song is memorable. The Brutal death genre is plague with bands that have no songwriting skills what so ever.

Disgorge easily manage to avoid this trend by writing technically proficient riffs that also contain a good amount of groove that listeners will want to hear again and again. With that being said, the guitar work on the album is nothing less than amazing. The guitarists clearly know what they are doing and execute with blistering speed and can change rhythm with little to no effort, and sounding awesome doing it. There are a very good number of tech riffs, as well as a good number of slow, slam breakdowns that are extremely crushing and devastate the listener. The drumming presented here is astounding; Ricky Myers puts on a very impressive performance and completely devastates his drum set in the process. Ricky’s technique makes excessive use of the drum pedal. The double bass on the album is quite sporadic, yet is so perfectly utilized in each song. As you might expect, the blast beats are ferocious and the snare sound is excellent. Myer’s proves to be a huge driving force on the album, and if any other drummer was presented instead, the album would just not sound as awesome as it does. A.J. Magna, who’s in charge of vocals, does a splendid job as well. Magna’s vocals are VERY low, guttural grunts that are somewhat reminiscent of a natural disaster occurring. His vocals are nothing but pure brutality, and are right where they need to be throughout each track. The lyrics are very satanic and anti Christian. Don’t worry, these aren’t your fun childish satanic lyrics ala early Deicide; this is thoughtful, interesting, and evil Christ bashing at its best. The bass on the album is about the only downside, as there isn’t much of one to be heard. Though this is slightly disappointing, the bass work is not sloppy and tends to sound very clean and does not detract the albums pure awesomeness.

This might be the album that changes your mind about BDM, and if it is, then you will most likely enjoy what most of it has to offer. If this album does not change your mind about BDM, then don’t bother looking any further, because this is some of the best straight up brutal death metal that exists in a genre where mediocrity is abundant. The bottom line is that this is first rate brutality, this is Consume the Forsaken, and this is elite.


Standout tracks:
Consume the Forsaken
Dissecting Thee Apostles
Perverse Manifestation



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Anthracks
October 28th 2009



3670 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

legendary album

combustion07
October 28th 2009



5334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album rules


InHumanForm
October 28th 2009



316 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

its funny how like only 7 people have rated such an amazing album.

FistfulOfSteel
October 28th 2009



894 Comments


will pick this up.

Prometherion
October 29th 2009



208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BDM classic.

rasputin
October 29th 2009



14517 Comments


do the vox go groo groo grooo coz if they do i prob won't like this

Phantom
October 29th 2009



8930 Comments


sounds p gay not gonna lie

i'll stick with suffocation thx

Ulsufyring
October 29th 2009



1724 Comments


iunno modern death is pretty pewpty just sayin'

Anthracks
October 29th 2009



3670 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is an absolutely essential brutal death album, in the top 3 easily. the popular top 3 would probably be effigy, pierced and this...mine's a bit different though ofc

iunno modern death is pretty pewpty just sayin'


these guys have been around since 1992 and this was released 7 yrs ago just sayin

InHumanForm
October 30th 2009



316 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yo rasputin the vox are like gro gro gro, but there an epic gro gro gro lol, just try it out man

InHumanForm
October 30th 2009



316 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

my top 3 is

1. pierced
2. this
3. either psalms or effigy, effigy probably

couch
November 28th 2009



311 Comments


FUCK this album rules.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
November 28th 2009



855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like this album a lot, but i think She Lay Gutted is still my fav by them.

couch
November 28th 2009



311 Comments


i haven't really had a chance to listen to She Lay Gutted yet, WILL DO THAT SOON.

couch
February 9th 2010



311 Comments


this album groo on me


lolo

Anthracks
February 11th 2010



3670 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

SHE MUST IN THIS MANNER BE

Anthracks
November 30th 2010



3670 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is the best death metal album ever created of any type anyone who rates this lower than 5 i question your everything

kshskang
January 31st 2011



12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gave this a 4.5 after some minor listens. Highly probably that it will be moved up to a 5. AJ Magana is the shit

liledman
November 11th 2011



3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

coming back to this its better than i remembered

NumberNone
January 16th 2012



7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Denied Exicstence" is like the best Brutal Death Metal Track ever. Classic.



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