When it comes to promo sheets and what stands there, they are in most cases either exaggerating or missing the point almost completely. It's therefore refreshing to read what Sonic Death writes about this Brazilian duo that calls itself NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION. They state that NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION play sick Brutal Underground Death Metal, a statement that I support 100%. I've listened to some bands that are supposed to be both brutal and underground, but most of them is just underground and nothing more than that. When it comes to NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION, however, the story is quite different.
No intro, no spoken words, NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION start "The Human Society Wants More Gore" with the brutality turned up to a max. Sludgy guitars, truly unintelligible vocals, blasting drums and a mix that makes the music sound dirty to put it mildly. Compared to what NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION has to offer CANNIBAL CORPSE sounds commercial and everyone knows that the cannibals are far from being commercial, I just had to put it that way to help people understand what kind of music we are dealing with here. Although I have to admire the brutality at display here I still have some problems really getting into the music of NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION. I've listened through the record several times and for the most times I have problems hearing real differences between the songs. The main meat here is Death Metal played in blast tempo, with some occasional break downs where heavy riffs takes over for the blasting. In my opinion the best song on the album is their cover of INCANTATION's "Profanation", this song goes in a slower tempo than most of the other songs on the album and therefore sticks out as the one I remembered after the CD finished.
I have no problems recommending this platter of gore to everyone that wants their music as brutal as possible. The musicians in NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION hold a good standard, with the drummer impressing me the most. I believe that "The Human Society Wants More Gore" sounds the way the guys in the bands wanted it to, but I would prefer if the vocalist would vary a bit more and in my opinion it wouldn't harm if the production were a bit better, helping the guitar riffs stand out a bit more than they do. The bottom line is that NEURO-VISCERAL EXHUMATION has made an album that is breathtakingly brutal if nothing else. (Online October 20, 2005)