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ENGORGED (USA/Or): "Death metal Attack 2" Cd 1999 Razorback

Review by: Necrogoregrinder | 01/01/2000

 

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Code: RR01

Running Time: 43:43

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That ENGORGED have their own clear cut identity is undeniable (ahah, I am laughing already). All of the concepts and much of the lyric content basically centers around the G.I.Joe action figures, I was a pretty interested in that stuff when I was a kid ... even the inner sleeve features a cobra (which is the symbol of an enemy organization opposed to the velorous G.I.Joes). Coming from the rather obscure Oregon, ENGORGED are at the same time great to listen becouse they're rather simple in their approach, grinding and fast, but at the same time rather difficult to accurately and smoothly square in a box. The screams and the guitar frenzies have a deal more of savagery than a good percentile of the other ASSUCK/NASUM-related grindies, so much that sometimes the two (vocals and instrument areas) seem to get out of synchrony becouse they are both so fucking pissed off about everything they would just like to spontaneously scream their anger instead of merely "singing a fast song". This anger that gets out of control helps the music stay on a genuine level, free of useless technical evolutions or so called professionality. Anyway don't get me wrong, this isn't a bunch of drunkyards spitting their throats out in a mush of senseless noise either. There are intros dotting the tracks, from sample zombie movies to rebellious firefights ( I remember having seen a movie regarding the XYY triad when I was a kid), and the tracks sometimes slide down of tune to a more gore/grind madness, yet maintaining that savory anarchist energy of bands like DISMEMBERED FETUS, UNDERTAKER and the like. One point that make all this negativity clear is the frenzied use of alternate vocals, which sometimes reach peaks of almost punkish, uneffected, shouting. I especially like their humorous disregard against serious sociopoliticized topics, such as in their brilliant "In Support of Multinational Corporations". Even labels seem to stick small to ENGORGED. Some of the guitar solos sound almost hard rock, some vocal patterns almost old school Hard Core, sometimes they get grunting and abrasive like old MASTER... All in all, and yet sometimes the riffs accelerate to combine into (i'd dare) thrash metal a la EXODUS/PILEDRIVER/older RAZOR... ENGORGED don't give a fuck, play as fast and chaotic as their cock want, enjoy themselves, and package for us a brillaint brand of refreshing grind/hardcore/thrash/goregrind stuff.

 

Tracks (21): 1 - Engorged 2 - House of the Dead 3 - In Support of Multinational Corporations 4 - F.A.N.G.S. 5 - Cobras H.I.S.S. 6 - XYY Triad 7 - Genital Finder 8 - Chemically Castrated 9 - Carpet Sharkin' 10 - Sealed with a Klip ( Kipland P. Kinkel ) 11 - Daeth Metal Attack 2 12 - Engorged 13 - Huge Gaping Hole 14 - XYY Triad 15 - Death Metal Attack 16 - Kings of Beer 17 - Legalize Child Porn 18 - Raping the Full House Twins 19 - Vomiting Butchera 20 - Fangs 21 - Encore