Monday, May 16, 2011
So brutal it's retarded
Do you want to keep your limbs?
If you answered yes to the above question, then do NOT listen to this album. Putridity recently released their sophomore effort, Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria, and it's only left a trail of disembodied corpses in its wake. The album pretty much sounds like the title - a churning maelstrom of brutality that slams your maggot-infested body against the wall and ceaselessly defiles it.
The album starts off with a pretty standard opener filled with staples of the album: extremely fast, blasting drums and screeching pinch-harmonics. This might turn off some of you who have no balls or listen to shit like Keep Of Kalessin (synonymous really), but in reality that's pretty standard fare as far as brutal and slam death metal goes. Whatever state your genitalia are in, there's plenty here to enjoy.
The riffing is filled with plenty of descending progressions that are altogether heavy and typical of brutal death metal. The slamming Putridity is known for is present but it doesn't become apparent until later in the album where each song degenerates from speedy downtuned riffing and blasts into crushing, hammerfisted slams. This is most apparent on the track, "Innate Butchery Aptitude," which was one of the first songs composed for Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria. There's a lot less slams overall than their previous album, but this one really has the ferocity and brutality that the previous album lacked in spots nailed down. Plus, the slams here are pretty complex and will have you shaking your head as you try to headbang to the off-time riffs
As a whole the album has a pretty general brutal death metal styIe going on, with gore and cannibalism being the key lyrical themes on the album, but it's all executed so well. Hell the song "Draining Necro Anal Disgorgement" ends with what really does sound like someone dumped their entrails out of their ass. My biggest complaint about Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria is that on the first half of the album the ferociously fast riffs and drumming mask the brutality and make the songs almost seem to blend together. Luckily that issue is cleared up with "Masturbating The Infibulated" and it continues to be a non-issue for the rest of the album.
Overall if you're looking for a new slab of brutal death metal, Putridity's Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria is the way to go. It's got all the staples and it's own thematic flare, and not to mention it's fucking disgustingly heavy. I'm sick of listening to brutal death metal albums (see: Banishment, new Deeds Of Flesh, shitty Mortician) just to laugh at weak guitars and shitty Meshuggah-esque slam rhythms. This album has neither and will rip your face off just like Defeated Sanity did for me with Psalms Of The Moribund. I definitely recommend it!
8.75 out of 10