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Gorerotted - A New Dawn For The Dead (8/10) - Great Britain - 2005

Genre: Death Metal / Grindcore
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 33:58
Band homepage: Gorerotted

Tracklist:

  1. And Everything Went Black
  2. Pain As A Prelude To Death >mp3
  3. Nervous Gibbering Wreck
  4. Adding Insult To Injury
  5. Fable Of Filth
  6. Dead Drunk
  7. A Very Grave Business
  8. Horroday In Haiti
  9. Selection And Dissection Of Parts For Resurrection
Gorerotted - A New Dawn For The Dead

Actally, I found “Only Tools And Corpses” from the British Splatter/Gore lunatics of GOREROTTED pretty good. That album had a punch, though it was slightly complex but with skilful playing and power. Now I have the new record of them in my hands. “A New Dawn For The Dead” was produced in the Aexxys-Art Studio (Schwandorf, Germany). Markus Roedl was the engineer, the mixing did Stephan Fimmers (NECROPHAGIST), while the mastering was in the hands of Tim Turan (STATUS QUO, MARYLIN MANSON, EMPEROR, DISCHARGE), who did it in his Turan Audio. The artwork was made by the English artist Mick Kenny.

 

The limited edition of the album will be packaged with a bonus-DVD with live recordings from last years Summer Breeze Open Air, the video of “Only Tools And Corpses” and some other extras. There’s no extraordinary change to point out in their musical direction, the production has even more punch than before, the songs are clearly catchier but not less mad. They offer a bunch of riffs and tempo changes but they never confuse the listener too much. The vocals consist of gurgling-grunts and horrible growls or insane screams. “Pain Is A Prelude To Death” is even a really ear candy, I can’t get it out of my mind – all with those super-hypnotic guitar harmonies! Generally, they have so much great and mad riffs and they all hit the target.

 

It’s everything complete with the typical band humour and they are now even more technical… Fans of sickos a la CRYPTOSY or CEPHALIC CARNAGE should have it. Urrrgh! (Online August 16, 2005)

Ralf Henn



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