Visceral Disgorge
Slithering Evisceration


3.5
great

Review

by flat4escanor USER (6 Reviews)
September 27th, 2019 | 10 replies


Release Date: 09/13/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: So beefy you could sink your teeth into it

As varied as my musical taste has become, I cannot deny that my fallback genre for when I am not sure what to listen to is death metal. I was indoctrinated into the ways of Suffocation and Dying Fetus by a heavily dogmatic group of “friends” in high school, and as toxic and narrow-minded as that became, it has undoubtedly influenced my frequent listening habits. I feel at home when being assaulted by filthy, furious, brutal death metal. Needless to say, then, listening to Visceral Disgorge’s latest release, Slithering Evisceration, was essentially like slipping on my favourite pyjamas and consuming some calorie dense comfort food.

Coming in at just over 30 minutes, Slithering Evisceration is probably the briefest release I have listened to in recent months, but it is also one of the beefiest. Aside from the rather redundant opener (imaginatively titled, “Slithering Evisceration – Intro”), Visceral Disgorge trimmed the fat of these slabs of meat, leaving only thick, juicy offerings to sink your teeth into. Slithering Evisceration wastes no time in establishing its intent: both the guitar and drum work are frantic and committed to assaulting your senses. The slam sections do a good job in breaking up the tracks, and never overstay their welcome.

Production is average; the album sounded good in headphones, but lost a lot of the depth of the songs in the car on the drive home. The snare was initially a bit bothersome due to its dingy club "live" sound, but becomes less noticeable amongst the blast beats and fills. The vocals are a bit wispy and lack real body, but they are absorbed into the mix to allow the guitar and drum work to take centre stage. These complaints may be brushed away by the excuse that, “it’s brutal death metal, it’s meant to sound like that,” but with bands like the aforementioned Dying Fetus, Whoretopsy, and Pathology releasing ruthless material and still managing decent production value, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect it.

Despite some of these production deficiencies, there is still a lot to like here. There’s a highly infectious groove carried in songs like, “Saprogenic Deformation,” “Siphoning Cosmit Sentience,” and the mix of slams with furious riffage in “Spawn of Putridity,” was a particular highlight.

Slithering Evisceration is a pummelling, filth-laden experience, akin to a wheelie bin gaining sentience and rampaging the streets in a garbage-related killing spree. Any self-respecting death metal fan should spin this short but visceral (sorry) experience at least once.



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StarlessCore
September 27th 2019


6999 Comments


Dopee namee

Digging: Mefitis - Emberdawn

Dmax28
September 27th 2019


724 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Glad this got a review, and it's very well done. They were touring with Disentomb so I saw this stuff live it was very fun. I LOVE Saprogenic Deformation, the flow that slam breakdown in the middle is siiick, and some of these riffs really sound like slimy slithers and are really pushing the envelope. The few voice audio samples they used really hit the mark too and were pretty funny. This stuff is pummeling but at the same time goes down so smooth. Great album. I think there are plenty of people that would love this that just aren't aware of it.

flat4escanor
September 27th 2019


13 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks man, agreed it's a great album, and live would be insanely cool

Deathconscious
September 27th 2019


23268 Comments


i thought Ingesting Putridity sucked, lets see if this is any better.

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2019


3638 Comments


All around improvement on the debut but that isn't saying much. Agreed that the production is lacking but my main gripe is that thin, gutless guitar tone.

TheNotrap
September 27th 2019


12488 Comments


I'm gonna check this out in the next few days

Digging: Unfathomable Ruination - Enraged & Unbound

Deathconscious
September 27th 2019


23268 Comments


definitely like this better.

Arditi
September 28th 2019


270 Comments


Felt so two-dimensional even for a slam album. I think they used a grand total of three guitar strings to make a bunch of boring indiscernible songs. The four-minute void at the end was really annoying and had a big buzzkill end to an album that was really only twenty-six minutes. I'm not even complaining about vocals because there was nothing wrong with them, it was, however, an incredibly disappointing release after an eight-year period since their last. I hate saying this because I loved "Ingesting Putridity". Sorry for the rant.

Digging: Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas

Deathconscious
September 28th 2019


23268 Comments


dude, this is very clearly more diverse than Ingesting Putridity, i feel like we listened to two different albums.

did y'all catch the hidden sample at the end of the album? love it.

Anthracks
September 28th 2019


6340 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Felt so two-dimensional even for a slam album.




except it isn't a slam album?

Digging: Unfathomable Ruination - Enraged & Unbound



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