Avulsed is supposed to be a gore grind metal band,
which you of course would never guess. If you couldn't tell from the babes
on the cover - soaked in blood and gore - and the titles of their songs:
"Blessed by Gore," "Skinless" and (inevitably always used by ANY metalband
in the course of their histories) "Sweet Lobotomy". (By the way: If you
ever wondered what a lobotomy really is, go to http://www.scc.net/~lkcmn/lobotomy/lobo/brief.html
for a brief history of it...)
The music alone offers nothing surprising, but if
you're into bands like Cannibal Corpse, Carcass or Cryptopsy, Stabwound
Orgasm might match your expectations.
The vocals sound as unhumanly deep and distorted as
possible. Even after a couple of listens, none of the riffs really grasped
me so deeply as to give me the feeling that I'd have to hear this or that
song again, maybe except for "Compulsive Hater" and "Homeless Necrophile,"
which gave me an idea of what kind of music Amorphis would come out with
were they ridden into a blood frenzy.
It's a pity that Avulsed have chosen to become an
almost 100% copy of the cited bands instead of breaking new grounds and
further developing their Amorphis bloodfrenzy style songs. I am looking
forward to their next release in hope that they have left their masters
to win their own spurs.
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