Gorelord
Norwegian Chainsaw Massacre


4.0
excellent

Review

by Raz0rGrind23 USER (18 Reviews)
March 31st, 2011 | 10 replies | 3,262 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Grab that popcorn and encore the gore....

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

The assortment of B-movie horror films and cheap liquor brings along its fair share of thrills. Any respected fan of the genre can attest to this long running, if at times tiresome, thematic barrage of violence and exploitative themes. Whether you’re on board with the over-the-top wankery or not, one thing is for certain; this type of material is never in short supply. No better genre of music than death metal could colorfully depict this type of cinema. In retrospect, this combination presents the same type of tom-foolery and Frediablo’s side project Gorelord is no stranger to the craft. This primitive, yet effective offering that is the 'Norwegian Chainsaw Massacre: The Final Cut' is a powerful homage to some of the best cheese ball material brought forth from Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento, Ruggero Deodato, etc.

Yes, this one-man metal project is not the only band to tackle this type of material. It’s easy to find groups under every unturned rock regurgitating the same meaningless jargon. Still, what sets Gorelord apart from the rest is the mere subtleties of the song structures and quick movie samples added for good measure. Opening track ‘Outback Part II’ sets the tempo perfectly with its slow, southern-esque guitar line as low bass drum beats are queued in, adding some restrained thickness to the melody. Metal opener ‘Dying and Dreaming’, with its chainsaw revved intro and crunchy, dirty guitar play gets things rolling on the right foot. Grimy production values add to the atmospheric crunch as the low end grunts and growls from Fred boasts that of an early George Romero offering. It’s the third track ‘All Hail the Gods of Horror’ that’s a clear testament and salute to the aforementioned parties. This is easily the strongest track and presents some of the catchiest guitar work on the album.

As far as song structures are concerned much of these songs might have a tendency to run together a bit on the first listen. ‘Man Of ***’, although a bit trite with its nu-metal, mid-marker vocal lines, does break up the monotony for those a bit worn out with the traditional death metal trends and provides yet another abundance of brittle, tasty guitar riffs. This formula continues into ‘Deathbreed’ and ‘Hammered’ providing some quirky samples adding quick-witted hilarity to the down-tuned carnage. Rest assured, these samples aren’t displayed to over-saturate the album (see all albums from KillWhitneydead). They merely add to the cheap, yet inviting stage presence.

The remainder of the album seems to present an even darker and more archaic production value to the material. Instrumental ‘The Rising of the Undead’ presents some slow, doom-plodding guitar riffs that paint a blood-red picture of zombie hordes slowly creeping over sullied landscapes. (See Fulci’s Zombie) ‘The Glorification of Violence’ presents some of the most varied vocal arrangements on the album. As far as lyrical content….well, I think the listener can fill in the blanks in that department. Album closer ‘The Final Cut’ provides a fitting, calm conclusion to the album with its moody soundscapes. Still at over twelve minutes, it’s ultimately unessential.

Again, while the album does have the tendency to run together, 'Norwegian Chainsaw Massacre' offers a refreshing product in the death metal genre. Fans of Cannibal Corpse, Deranged, Grimfist, Necrophagia, etc. will find enjoyment in this. If you are turned off by any of the above recommendations but still have an appreciation for cheap splatter flicks, it won’t hurt to jump on board that exploitative gravy train.

4.1/5



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Raz0rGrind23
March 31st 2011



419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wrote this one in my cube at work. Kinda was jumping back and forth on this one as the morning progressed. Let me know what you guys think...

ButcheredChildren
March 31st 2011



5591 Comments


This is a great album, I like the cross between grindcore and black metal.

Raz0rGrind23
March 31st 2011



419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man. Ya, this is somethig of an acquired taste for most but still a fun listen.

ButcheredChildren
March 31st 2011



5591 Comments


His other albums need to be added to the database, are you going to do it? or should I?

Maybe if I'm not so lazy I will review one later on this year.

Raz0rGrind23
March 31st 2011



419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You definitely should. I can add em now. Definitely got the time today.

ButcheredChildren
March 31st 2011



5591 Comments


Alright, and yah I'll try to make time.

MisterSteel
March 31st 2011



453 Comments


Album title made me chuckle, I'll probably check this out. Review was good too, by the way.

Hawks
March 31st 2011



33363 Comments


This sounds like something I'd love.

Raz0rGrind23
March 31st 2011



419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Mister, and yes its entirely representative of its themes:-)

If you're interested....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmmHiH3XzZQ


Raz0rGrind23
March 31st 2011



419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Check er out Hawks



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