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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sickening Gore - Destructive Reality (1994)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: Switzerland
Year: 1994

1. Ancestral Hate
2. Blood For Tears
3. Obscene Existence
4. Massacre Of Innocents
5. Free Of Conscience
6. Covered In Blood
7. Psychopathic Butchery
8. Suppression Of Being

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See that sticker on the album art? Yeah, that pretty much sums up this album. Except for the grind part. Not really grindy at all. But oh well, most people can't distinguish between black and death metal. How unfortunate. On to the review! Sickening Gore play a style of metal that is described perfectly by their band name. This is some very heavy, fast-paced, and unrelenting Death Metal, ready and willing to kick your ass any time of the day. Seems that with the name change, they decided to go a more straight-forward DM route, rather than flirting with progression and experimentation. However, they do what they do well, and it is evidenced by the 30 minutes of pure, unadulterated, bone-shattering destruction. The guitars sound much fuller, and seem to surround you while the vocals do their thing, flattening you like a pancake. It's a team effort when it comes to squashing the listener like a bug. The riffing is much more pronounced than in the demo, with some emphasis on chaotic solos. It's also interesting to note that this is a rather quick full-length, and that their Reactor demo was actually longer! Regardless, this is one for the ages, and will undoubtedly withstand the test of time. Recommended.

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