Guttural Secrete
Reek Of Pubescent Despoilment


3.5
great

Review

by lospokey USER (8 Reviews)
February 6th, 2008 | 43 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Brutal Death Metal, that tries to break the mold, but just doesn't try hard enough

Guttural Secrete labels themselves as Technical Slam Death Metal, it seems like everything is being labeled techincal lately. From technical metalcore, so called matchore, which is the same as saying technical. I have to admit GS have some mind jarring parts in their music but not enough to be classified as a tech band in my opinion.


GS have being making a name for themselves in the death metal underground for several years now, with the release of their highly acclaimed ep "Artistic Creation With Cranial Stumps". The grinding riffs, pounding drums, and guttural vocals made "ACWCS" a delightful listen, that is if you like relentless brutal death metal. When their newest album "Reek of Pubescent Despoilment" came out I didn't know if they could top their previous release, so I read some reviews, and they all were claiming that "ROPD" was a masterpiece. So I had to check it out for myself. All the insturments are played with precision on this album, and they most definetely have topped their previous release, but it is far from a masterpiece.


Maybe it's the horrific production on some of the tracks(yes, i know it's death metal, but some tracks are where you can hear them perfectly and then others sound like some kult black metal band recorded this album) or the heard it before slam riffs that are thrown in just to make the tracks longer. I like anyother die heard death metal fan love a to hear a good slam riff, but at times they sound out of place in the songs. Now don't get me wrong there are alot of postives going on on this record.


Musicianship wise, GS score very highly in my book. They definetley know their way around their instruments, hell they even throw in a instrumental track to mix it up a little! The guitars grind their way through every track with blinding speeds, and at times mind altering riffs(that is if you can hear them). The drumming is solid, I salute their drummer because he does a marvelous job. Oh, how could I forget about Blue Jensen, the man is a guttural vocal god, he does things with his vocal cords that most people would never imagine could be produced by a human being. No, I didn't leave out the bass, even though it seems GS did, the point is you just can't hardly hear it.


Overall this is a a solid album, and I would recommend it to any die hard Brutal Death Metal fan, or if your just looking for something that will make you want to bludgeon your neighbor, then pick this CD up.



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FukuiSan
February 6th 2008


179 Comments


Ordinarily I wouldn't pick up anything called Gutteral Secrete...but you convinced me.

DWittisarockstar
February 6th 2008


1501 Comments


Good review.

Everything about this band just screams "bad grindcore" to me, especially the album title.

McP3000
February 7th 2008


4049 Comments


I hate brutal death metal

its so inane

CoRpSeSlAyEr
February 7th 2008


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good review. This is a very good band that needs more recognition. I thought i was the only one here that knew who they even were. Razorised Ball Gag is probably my favorite on this album. This Message Edited On 02.07.08

combustion07
February 12th 2008


6501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm digging this right now.

SCREAM!
February 12th 2008


15756 Comments


Major lulz at the track list :lol:

Vokills
May 1st 2008


109 Comments


Im so getting this today
good review too =D

Slaytan
August 24th 2008


1185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Razorized Ball Gag ftw

marksellsuswallets
August 24th 2008


4851 Comments


No, I didn't leave out the bass, even though it seems GS did, the point is you just can't hardly hear it.

In br00tal d34th? no way...

ssgongon7
January 11th 2009


98 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This band teach you how to make brutal death metal

Anthracks
January 21st 2009


6274 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

My only complaint about this is that the vocals seem too high in the mix.

Digging: Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari

Asiatic667
January 21st 2009


4651 Comments


no offense to anyone who enjoys the music, but tracklist is disgusting

rasputin
January 21st 2009


14968 Comments


Sculpting Fragments of Mangled Cunt

Asiatic667
January 21st 2009


4651 Comments


yea, see that's what I'm talking about

Anthracks
January 21st 2009


6274 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think it was their intent to be as disgusting as possible but that's just me.

BroRape
February 18th 2009


803 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love this shit.

Psychotruck
February 18th 2009


99 Comments


Is it just me or does every brutal death/goregrind band that tries to make their titles as brutal as possible with plenty of medical-sounding gore references and general gruesomeness lose all meaning?

BroRape
February 18th 2009


803 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well, i like brutal medical-sounding gore references. plus guttural secrete have the best movie samples in their songs.

Psychotruck
February 18th 2009


99 Comments


Well yeah they sounded good and all the first time when Carcass did them but now they're as generic as "My Broken Heart" or something.

BroRape
February 18th 2009


803 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, i like song titles like "vomited anal tract" and stuff like that more so than medical-sounding things. but medical-sounding things are cool too.



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