Gorguts
Considered Dead


5.0
classic

Review

by ConsideredDead11 USER (1 Reviews)
May 8th, 2013 | 18 replies | 859 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Brutal riffs, crazy drumming, amazing vocals, cool bass. What more could you ask for.

1 of 2 thought this review was well written

Gorguts. Not many people know the name despite how influential they have been on the death metal scene. The band are one of the first bands to blend death metal with avant-garde music to create one of the most unique albums ever entitled Obscura. Before they were doing this, however, the band was refining a more traditional death metal sound with their first two albums, the first of which was called Considered Dead.

This is an album that shows off the band's ability to play a variety of tempos whilst still remaining within the constraints of the death metal genre and never really experimenting. By doing this, they created a masterpiece that transcends all normal boundaries of what would constitute a good album.

Take the title track as an example. This song is a three and a half minute slice of nothing more than death metal goodness with one of the most varied riff-sets you will find anywhere in music. There are fast riffs, slow riffs and everything in between, all complimented by one of the most interesting drum performances out there. The solo is absolutely incredible, the occasional use of pinched harmonics in the riffs keeps a lot of variety there and the vocals are absolutely brutal and chaotic and go directly for the throat. This is not a song nor an album that pulls any punches, and is content to kick you directly in the face until you beg for mercy. Gorguts' debut is arguably one of the most perfect slabs of death metal you will find.

The guitar solos are probably the best thing about Considered Dead. This is a band that can shred properly and they show it off throughout the album with solos that consistently amaze. The way that these solos are integrated seamlessly into the riff sets is something to marvel at in itself. There are a variety of techniques displayed in the solos on Considered Dead that ensures that no lightning fast shred-fest ever sounds the same as the one before it.

Another thing to note is that the production on this album is fantastic. Everything is constantly audible, with each instrument standing out for its own reasons. The constant drum fills are more than audible, whilst the bass is there thumping away in the background whilst the brutal riffs are at the front of the production, and the monstrous vocals are over the top of it all.

If there is one death metal album that you should check out, it is Considered Dead by Gorguts. Few albums have as hard-hitting a feel as this one.


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TheNexus100
May 8th 2013



2518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

slabs of death metal

MO
May 8th 2013



18518 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules face

evilford
May 8th 2013



22362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Gorguts. Not many people know the name"

what

who listens to dm that hasn't at least heard of gorguts???

anways, decent review. a few non-sensical/hyperbolic statements, try to get rid of that stuff. won't neg

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2013



18311 Comments


rox

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BigPleb
May 8th 2013



36001 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bad review for a crushing album.

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ShadowRemains
May 8th 2013



20535 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

slabs of death metal


lol a 3

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Wizard
May 8th 2013



19336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Please redo this review.

Thanks,

Wizard

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2013



16135 Comments


Please put out the new album al-fucking-ready. Thanks.

Your friend,
Angel

evilford
May 8th 2013



22362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah what angel said

thanks
ford

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 8th 2013



5643 Comments


Damn when will the new album come out ????????!!!!!

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 8th 2013



5643 Comments


U mean this album?

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 8th 2013



5643 Comments


Well nothing but studying and swallowing some tonic and u?

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 8th 2013



5643 Comments


Ergonomics(Body Mechanics) atm ...im undergraduate and i got only 2 days b4 final exams,hopefully in 4 weeks will graduate

Eunuch
May 8th 2013



1240 Comments


IM STILL ALLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEEEEEEE

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 8th 2013



5643 Comments


Nah im thinking of a physical trainer ...im more into sport injuries so this career would fit

TheNexus100
May 8th 2013



2518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

i work for a personal trainer. lots of opportunity for money

TheNexus100
May 8th 2013



2518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

hmm

BlackLlama
May 8th 2013



1650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Didn't have this rated.. changed that now.

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