Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Visceral Evisceration - Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh (1994)
Genre: Melodic Doom/Death Metal
1. (I Am) Enamoured of Dead Bodies
2. At the Epicurean Gynaecologist
3. Muse Perverse
4. Knee Deep in Blood I Wade
5. Chewing Female Genital Parts
6. Tender Flesh... on the Bier
7. Gangling Menstrual Blood-Broth for Supper
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Metal Archives Rating: 95% (4 reviews)
This... is the greatest album of all-time. Hands down. And I'm not just talking about strictly metal, but music as a whole. Never did I think I would ever come across a perfect album- no... THE perfect album, but here it is, before my eyes, before my ears, Visceral Evisceration's Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh.
I have no idea where to start with this incredible work of beauty, but I'll start out with highlights: all of them. Yes, every song on this album has been crafted into pure bricks of perfect musical gold. On every song you'll find overwhelmingly heartfelt and comely riffs, seeping energy and sparkling brilliance. The song-structure to accompany these is flawless, as well. Nothing is repeated in excess; we have the perfect balance of choruses, verses, fancy guitar work, melody, aggression, and intensity. The tracks are written in such a way that I never want them to end and am sad to see each one pass by (even though the average song length is like 9 minutes!).
Vocals are another equally outstanding facet to this release. Essentially, we have three different types: male operatic, male harsh, and female operatic vocals. All of these combined come together to make for one hell of a beautiful album with each vocal style complementing the other and providing the perfect contrast between light and dark, grim and pulchritude, chaos and serenity.
I should also include a bit about the lyrical content. It's very much tongue-in-cheek, over the top gore lyrics. Just reading the insert makes me sick to my stomach and I find it as one more unique identifying factor that points to the amazing sense of dynamics and contrast this band has. How can one sing about such horrors, yet create such beautiful music?
Yes, I know I keep using the word "beautiful", but don't think it's for no good reason. The album is in itself sheer beauty. Never thought I'd say that about such a terrifying band on paper, but in the music, it's all there.
EDIT: Link to the original recording has been added.