menu 3
Album
Reviews >>
menu GuestBook   
  The established webzine (previously www.maelstrom.nu) - now at a new domain!
  Search   

 

AVULSED - Stabwound Orgasm - CD - WWIII Records

review by: Steppenvvolf

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.

 

 

All related articles (interviews, live, from the vault)
 
Yearning For The Grotesque (issue No 14)  

 

ISSUE 5
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-AV)  (A-C)  (D-K)  (L-R)  (T-W)

ABIGOR
Satanized

ABSU
Tara

ADAGIO
Sanctus Ignis

AGALLOCH
Of Stone, Wind,

AKERCOCKE
The Goat of Men

AMON AMARTH
The Crusher

ASTARTE
Rise from Withi

AVANTASIA
The Metal Opera

All Rights Reserved 2004.