Album Rating: 4.5
Cool review. I like how you made it your own and less like other people's work. I agree with you about Gorguts, I've always been fascinated by the band and personally love all their works. They did something different to their sound with each album which is something I will always admire them for. Taking a risk by changing your sound is scary business for most bands because the fear of losing their core audience can be catastrophic financially which is why it seldom happens because everyone from themselves to their friends, peers, managers, record labels are constantly preaching to a band to keep their core audience and try to appeal to a bigger audience so that everyone involved can make more money. So when a band decides to go the opposite direction and try something new everyone gets nervous. Perhaps this is why Gorguts is not mentioned with those other pioneers in death metal because even though they are just as important to the music (or in some cases more important) their desire to change and grow with each release also kept them from selling more records by embracing a more "mainstream" sound. Personally I don't judge s band or artist based on how many units they sold, I am more interested in bands who create their own sound and then continue to explore and expand within their own world. This album is another great addition to an already great discography from one of metals most iconic artists. I have the sand colored double vinyl version of this album limited to 250 copies, and it's still one of my very faves!