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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tentacles of Horror
release: October 10, 2015
When veteran growler Dave Rotten from the long-running death metal Spaniard sickos Avulsed teams up with senior zombie multi-project Swede guitarist Rogga “death metal riff machine” Johansson the result is simplistic, dirty, and fan-wait-for-it-tastic! The vocals are as low as they go; you won’t understand a single word, not a one; it’s just super low woof-woof from start to finish, forwards and backwards, front to back, back to back. The vocals basically are another form of a rhythm section, beating, pounding, pumping in a way that goes with the jumbled mass of heaviness, as opposed to having vocals that take over the songs. The vocals flow and fit in, and do not seek to dominate the songs. The vocals function like another instrument, a sort of gruff undead worm woof-woof beat box zombie cave put-put boom boom, if you will.
When you gots to have it all, when you want the real, traditional, muddy death metal, then this album should be on your list. Not only that, but you can hear the sicko-sicko music at the link below. If you like the first song, and you want more like that, then that’s what you will get. There’s nothing complicated going on here: it’s not a trick nor a fancy gimmick, it’s not a bird and it’s not a plane, it’s Putrevore! You might laugh, you might bang your head or might run away. Either way it’s going to be a good time.
The curious thing is that the album is actually catchy, as long as you know what you are getting yourself into. Sophistication, innovation, technicality, showmanship and things like that are not found here. Instead, it is that old-time death metal that Avulsed and Rogga’s many projects have been making for years and years and years. Mr. Rotten and Mr. Jay are back with something new: more of the same. Bang your head or step aside, the old warriors do not quit. Putrevore has called you up again, if you refuse all of this jelly, it’s ok, they’ll make their way, like they always do.
Keep on making zombie-infested music.