Gorguts
The Erosion of Sanity


5.0
classic

Review

by god ov dem USER (12 Reviews)
June 4th, 2010 | 627 replies | 26,082 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Excellent, brutal, and beautiful technical death metal, with no guitar wanking.

9 of 15 thought this review was well written

Ahh, Gorguts. The amazing, pioneering Tech-Death metal band from Montreal. You left most of us very confused with your Obscura record, and many more of simply amazed by the sheer amount of versatility mixed in with the brutality of the thick, dissonant chords and riffs.

But enough about Obscura, this is The Erosion of Sanity, and boy, does it ever live up to it's name. From the demonic vocals and crushing riffs of the first track, to the completely insane atonal riffing that coincides with the simply extravagent piano piece of introduction of track 2 (which also reappears in a slightly jumbled up manner, along with the guitars), this really is completely insane music, but at the same time, marvellously technical.

The first thing I'd like to mention is the guitars. There are two guitar players in Gorguts, which opens doors for incredible amounts of technicality and just plain kick-ass riffing. There are very well-balanced solos, which combine a great amount of technicality and beautiful melody, as well as brutally disgusting sounding riffs, and they are just plain awesome.

The drumming of this album is no laughing matter, either. There are few blast beats, which seem to be too common of a factor in todays technical death metal scene (ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, ETC). Instead, there are very complex rhythms and time signatures to go along with the complexity of the guitars. The drummer might not be a Flo Mounier or Neil Peart, but he is certainly up there.

The production of this album is truly amazing, especially for the time it came out. Completely drenched in bass, but not so much that you cannot understand what the band is doing.

The vocals of this album really stand out as well. They will take some getting used to, but rest assured, they aren't your typical *grunt grunt moan*. They are almost like a mix of John Tardy and Frank Mullen, except a lot raspier. Another great thing, is you can (most of hte time) understand what he's saying, which only makes the music scarier. But that's a good thing, right?

If you disliked Obscura, do NOT let that stop you from picking up this record ASAP. It is truly one of the greatest death metal albums, and certainly deserves more attention than the albums being given high reviews today. Pick this up if you love old school death metal, or technical music in general.



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Willie
Moderator
June 4th 2010



15891 Comments


Does the vocalist kind of sound like the guy from Sadus?

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ShadowRemains
June 4th 2010



20253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this didn't have a review yet? damn...

album is great

Motiv3
June 4th 2010



8920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

About time this had a review but its 3:25 in the morning here so ill read it some other time. Excellent death metal.

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liledman
June 4th 2010



3826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good to see this finally getting a review



HenchmanOfSanta
June 4th 2010



1853 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Somebody needs to review From Wisdom to Hate too.

For some reason I like Considered Dead more than this.

rasputin
June 4th 2010



14518 Comments


great album

from wisdom to hate and considered dead are better though

Dryden
June 4th 2010



12928 Comments


i dont get why some people dont like from wisdom to hate its actually awesome as fuck

rasputin
June 4th 2010



14518 Comments


their best and one of best ever

TheSpirit
June 4th 2010



17195 Comments


i need to listen to more death metal





*goes to rasps rec death list

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DBlitz
June 4th 2010



1690 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

erosion and from wisdom to hate are my tied favs, considered dead is my least fav but its still awesome.

eggsvonsatan
June 5th 2010



1087 Comments


This album is fantastic. Glad someone reviewed it.
Very tough to do tech-death without being wanky, but these guys nail it.

jingledeath
June 5th 2010



7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

band rules

Wizard
June 5th 2010



19244 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Finally someone sees the light with this album!

i dont get why some people dont like from wisdom to hate its actually awesome as fuck

Gave that a listen a couple nights back and crapped my pants with excitement.

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Motiv3
June 5th 2010



8920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

band is just awesome, need their debut anf latest though...stupid exams and revision...

Dryden
June 5th 2010



12928 Comments


when ur done then gorguts away maan

Wizard
June 5th 2010



19244 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

GORGUTS AWAYYYYYYY

Dryden
June 5th 2010



12928 Comments


**** yes

Motiv3
June 5th 2010



8920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol im already planning a death metal spree after exams. GORGUUUUUUUUUTTTTS

FadeToBlack
June 5th 2010



10913 Comments


dm is good for revising u crazy

Motiv3
June 5th 2010



8920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha i dont find it that useful for revising tbh.



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