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Gorerotted - Only Tools And Corpses (4/10) - Great Britain - 2003

Genre: Death Metal / Grindcore
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 29:13
Band homepage: Gorerotted

Tracklist:

  1. Zombie Graveyard Rape Bonanza >mp3
  2. Hacked In The Back And Dumped In A Sack
  3. Fuck Your Ass With Broken Glass
  4. Only Tools And Corpses
  5. Her Gash I Did Slash
  6. Can't Fit Her Limbs In The Fridge
  7. Village People Of The Damned
  8. Masticated By The Spasticated
  9. To Catch A Killer
Gorerotted - Only Tools And Corpses
Gee, what the world need is more Gore Metal. Hasn't this genre run its course yet? Anyway, for what it's worth, these U.K. gore hounds worship CARCASS/CANNIBAL CORPSE and fuse a little bit of Punk and Crust to the spastic guitar arrangements and blast beats along with guttural vokills that have been done time and time again. The vokills when they are somewhat audible come off a bit like Chuck from MACABRE.

So, is there any redeeming value to Gore Metal? No, but I will throw the guys a bone or two for their arrangements. When the smoke clears from all the blast beating and dizzying guitar work, these guys toss in some Jazz timed beats and compositions that will throw everyone off key. Check out "Hacked In The Back" and you will get the idea. They don't last long at all, but when you hear it, you can tell that these guys know what they are doing come music writing time. "Fuck Your Arse" offers some nice guitar riffs when they aren't busy trying to make your ears implode. The riffs are consistent and have a pacing that is just right without going overboard.

"Her Gash I Did Slash" is mind numbing. The riffs start off in a Thrash manner, but not before long, they break into dizzying Death/Gore Metal. From there without warning we are treated with some jazzy/groovy bass lines before kicking back into full blown out Death Metal. This song is just messed up. They throw the Jazz bass lines again without warning. This song will catch you off guard unless you know this band's material inside and out. You can also hear the guitarists wild Kerry King like solos during the song as well.

The bass lines stick out in a wicked way when the band blasts their way through "Can't Fit Her Limbs". These are the kind of treats that I like to look for when I hear a band playing music that has been done a million times over. In the end, you have nine gore soaked songs that have no originality. Just by the titles alone, you could insert your own gross out lyrics in your best cookie monster voice. The basic arrangements are nothing special either, but when it comes to their little breaks and solos, they know what they are doing and it shines through. Twenty-eight minutes of this music is about all I can take, if even that. (Online January 27, 2004)

Joe Florez



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