This MCD starts out with sounds of someone getting their beating for life. Not long after the band kicks in with their vicious sound. This is Death Metal in the most brutal form, the vocals are not understandable even for those who have been listening to Death Metal their whole life. What helps is that they have really thick sounding guitars, making all the riffs stand out, the drummer is also quite good. There is much anger and hatred let loose on this disc, and I understand their feelings. Therefore I can listen to this MCD, and like some of it too.
There are no lyrics following my copy, but I guess they are singing about murdering and mutilation in different ways. Some people may say that this is overdone. Too that I want to say that everybody dies, but there are a million ways of getting dead. As usual, it seems, with bands from Unmatched Brutality, I have some problems with the vocals. There are some of the bath-tub growls here, but luckily they have some variation. If all the bands having vocals sounding this way uses some sort of filter or whatever they use to achieve their sound, I don't find it that impressive. But I may be the idiot here, as more and more bands are using this type of vocals, am I getting old!?
As this is only a four song MCD it's kind of hard judging their work, but I guess they won't have a ballad on their next release. The four songs I've heard was enough for me, 10 songs in the same vein would be rather boring. I like brutal bands like NASUM, PIG DESTROYER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DECAPITATED and I can listen to whole CD's of them, without skipping a track. That's because they throw in some variation, like a little bass-solo or really headbanger friendly riffs. The song I like the most on this MCD is "Slit Into Succulunce", this one contains some choppy riffs which the vocalist pukes along with. All the other songs are steady, but not breathtaking in my point of view.
So if you are into Death Metal without melodies and beauty, GUTTURAL SECRETE is for you. No one can blame them for not being able to play what they want to play, and therefore I respect them. It's not quite my cup of tea, but I take a zip now and then. (Online November 3, 2004)