Amputation
Slaughtered in the Arms of God


3.5
great

Review

by Frederick Metzengerstein USER (202 Reviews)
March 20th, 2013 | 46 replies | 1,642 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Nordic death metal motherfuckers..

Why Amputation decided to break up as prematurely as they did is beyond me. The talent and potential of this band was quite evident in their stellar 1990 EP "Slaughtered In The Arms of God." Forming in 1988 with members who would later go on to form Immortal and Hades Almighty, Amputation played a rather unique and opaque style of death metal unlike what their Scandinavian brethren were playing at the time. In their short lifespan Amputation managed to release two quality demos before the big death metal boom.

The demo I'm reviewing today is "Slaughtered In The Arms of God." Although featuring only two tracks and running for just seven minutes, SITAOG stands the test of time as a seminal death metal release. There are a lot of things I love about the demo starting with the grim atmosphere. Amputation plays a dusky form of mid-tempo death metal that utilizes the cavernous sounding production made popular by Incantation and others. The atmosphere is very dark, the riffs are very murky and soul-crushingly heavy and the vocals are deep growls that have been obscured for a sinister effect. The demo's bestial sound is enhanced by violent percussion and bleak melodicism with some soloing thrown in for good measure.

The most impressive aspect of this demo is how catchy and well-written it is. I realize this is only seven minutes long but there is never a dull moment. I'm quite certain if their was more material on here it would be of the same quality as the two tracks being showcased here flat out rule.Great performances are abound as one can truly appreciate the filthy sophistication that was Amputation. It's a damn shame Amputation didn't stay around longer because they could have been a force to be reckoned with. Instead, we're stuck with Immortal.



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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 20th 2013



18248 Comments


grim

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Keyblade
March 20th 2013



14638 Comments


that cover dam

imma have to check this

Digging: Kacica - Kacica

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PhstffelXg

MO
March 20th 2013



18451 Comments


siiiick good shit

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blacktheripper
March 20th 2013



722 Comments


are these the guys that formed immortal

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You wouldn't even had to read the whole first paragraph to uncover that.

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Also....


RIP....Never forget

blacktheripper
March 20th 2013



722 Comments


i saw the name of the band on their metal archives page. didnt read the review, havent got time

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You have the time to post but not the time to brief over the third line of this review here? Come on man..

blacktheripper
March 20th 2013



722 Comments


i dont read reviews in general

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 20th 2013



20284 Comments


This looks trve m/

blacktheripper
March 20th 2013



722 Comments


the album art looks great

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't know whether I should slap you or applaud you for your ignorance.

blacktheripper
March 20th 2013



722 Comments


lol ill read the review now then

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm just saying it wouldn't take any effort at all to read the third line to realize yeah, these guys went on to form the wildly mediocre Immortal.

BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh, aren't you a comedian? You're cute.

ShadowRemains
March 20th 2013



20494 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

should've stuck to this style

CaptainDooRight
March 20th 2013



28756 Comments


nice read


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BallsToTheWall
March 20th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Agreed Shadow, let us listen to Immortal and weep, let us think and feel what could have been for Amputation.

blacktheripper
March 21st 2013



722 Comments


how are immortal wildly mediocre



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