Friday, 22 August 2014
Avulsed - Carnivoracity 2014 Expanded Reissue (CD Review)
02.Cradle Of Bones
Live Bonus Tracks:
06.As I Behold I Despise
07.Gangrened Divine Stigma
08.Cradle Of Bones
09.Deformed Beyond Belief
Dave Rotten (Vocals)
AVULSED is without any doubt the most veteran and constant band in the Spanish extreme Metal scene since its inception in August '91 formed in madrid. Being the most active band in terms of releases (despite of not being a very prolific band) and live performances around the world and never even taking a small break ever since always being loyal to their Death Metal style.
Released way back in 1994, this caused quite a sensation and was much sought after. The vocals were legendary and the raw grinding heaviness was almost unparalleled in the region. The band put Spain on the map and we knew this band from the tape trading circles when there was no internet and everything was exaggerated. This one lived up to the hype because the music is your favourite old school Death Metal, only authentic, and it has that extra element of sickness largely due to the sound and Dave Rotten's unprocessed vocals.
Also this EP comes with live bonus tracks, replete with remastered music and new packaging with liner notes to celebrate the release's 20th anniversary.
At just over 8 minutes the track 'Carnivoracity' is still quite something to behold, not the fastest or even the most complex song i have heard in the genre, but it just drives along at a solid pace, never changes and it works.The vocals (if you can call them vocals) are just a series of death grunts and growls!
'Cradle Of Bones' reminds of those early black metal bands, just a wall of guitars over the drum beats and more of the same vocally.
'Demonic Possession' is a cover of the chilean band 'Pentagram'.
The live recordings are a great bonus, very raw and a lot faster than the studio recordings, there is also a cover of 'Matando Gueros' by Brujeria.
For Fans Of: Brujeria, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Entombed