REGURGITATE (Swe): “Carnivorous Erection” Cd 2000 Relapse


I think I can state it without raising too much dust from the graves, that REGURGITATE are today’s leading Gore/Grind band, in which they thoroughly and proudly personify both sides of the definition: gore and grind summed up. Fast, crustily/punkishly (in a Swedish way) melodic blinding accelerations, short songs, and strong, exremely splatter interface (lyrics/artwork, although they keep it grotesque and humouristical sometimes, just read “Parade of the Decapitated Midgets”) place the band top of this year’s (2000) list of grind releases. Changes have however definitely shown since their previous full length, the songs are more defined and let’s say, differenced, thanks much to a more strictly classical grindcore/crust structure. Anyway, the common points with other more strictly punkish Swedish acts such as Bombanfall and G-Anx end rather earlier, the sound is thick, crisp and compact, the artwork is detailed and cured to the brim of madness, the vocals are heavily harmonized so to sound almost like bubbling showers (a bit less exaggerated than CBT do tho) but yes, I don’t think I am saying a big idiocy when I state the guitar patterns are fare more “core” than “metal” although sensibly more structured than before, songs remain short and to the point, and, yeah, more “mature” so to say. What strikes is the complete, impenetrable perfection of the whole product: it’s an absolutely flawless album, every angle you want to see it. I had some bad experiences with the band in the past although I consider everything completely forgotten, I hope they do as well even if I think they barely remember my name. Alrik of GENOCIDE SS and the guy in NASUM make their appearance as guest vocalists. Really bulldozing, concrete heavy gore/grind of the best sort. An album that defines an era.

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