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Regurgitate Sickening Bliss

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01. Bliss (intro) 02. Abducens Eminence 03. Euphoric State of Butchery 04. Cocoon of Filth 05. Putrid Serenity 06. Tenderizing the Malformed 07. Violent Necrophilic Climax 08. Cavernous Sores 09. Reborn in Latrinic Escstasy 10. Bleed on Me 11. Gutrot Hogfrenzy 12. Undying Lust for Cadaverous Molestation 13. Battered with a Brick 14. Devoured by Ghouls 15. Addiction (an Unconditional Love for Blasphemous Perversions) 16. (We are) Sadistic Hateful Scum 17. Worm Eater 18. Perish in Blood 19. Upheaval of Human Entrails 20. Bathed in Feculence 21. Bestial Sons of Devastation MP3 22. Defile 23. Deterioration of Grated Genitals 24. Excremental Ingestment 25. Hacksaw Hysterectomy 26. Catatonic Possession
2006 Relapse Records
Our score 7

by Rob McFeters
10/14/2006

Regurgitate is one of those bands that is easy to hate if you are not a fan of gore-grind. However, I do enjoy a good bit of said genre, so I've been a fan of Regurgitate since their Carnivorous Erection album. With any album by these crazy Swedes, you pretty much know exactly what you're going to get: short songs, unrelenting ferocity, and over the top, brutal vocals. From album to album, these guys don't change their formula too much, but there are subtle differences. With their new album Sickening Bliss, I'm hearing the Napalm Death influence come out more. The early Carcass influence is still present, and in all honesty, I doubt this will ever go away with Regurgitate. One thing that I did notice is that there are few more rocked-out passages, with the d-beat feeling of Discharge. The guttural, brutal vocals are matched up well, with the higher vocals that you'd associate with straight-forward grind. I've actually always enjoyed the vocal attack of this band, because I it makes this type of grind more interesting to listen to. Regurgitate also doesn't follow the same formula for every song. If this approach is absent, it can kill a grind album. Sure, there are some songs that are just complete blasts, but there are more of the slower, crunchy parts than I remember being on their previous full-length, Deviant. I just feel overall that Regurgitate has made a stronger effort to produce a more dynamic grind album, all without sacrificing any shred of ferocity. A great example is my favorite track, "Worm Eater." The album production is competent, though the vocals are mixed a bit too high. The guitar tones are absolutely dead-on, and I don't think a better job could have been done. Bottom Line: While this isn't the most original record you're going to hear, all in all, Regurgitate has made a great grind album. It might not be of the caliber of other great grind albums released this year (from bands like Napalm Death and Phobia) but it shouldn't be passed over. If you're not a fan already, Sickening Bliss probably won't convert you, but for my money, this is Regurgitate near the top of their game.

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flair_ 10/14/2006 9:59:06 PM

first post


tomgilk_ 10/14/2006 10:02:52 PM

for your money... haha.


vegans_taste_good_ 10/14/2006 10:05:45 PM

great band, great cd


anonymous 10/14/2006 10:08:56 PM

terrible vocals sounds like hes drowning


CuntSnot_ 10/14/2006 10:33:26 PM

such an awesome band... 8/10


TheWood_ 10/15/2006 12:08:38 AM

The cover art for Carnivorous Erection is the funniest shit ever.


girls who run_ 10/15/2006 8:46:57 AM

thanks you mcfeters for reviewing this, and thank you cory for not going near it.


joelally_ 10/15/2006 11:09:43 AM

good review. I despise reviewers that have to describe in length what every goddamn track on the album sounds like.


xomertax_ 10/15/2006 6:35:01 PM

Another great album from this great band. They used the deeper vocals more often in this album than in Deviant which is fine by me cause they're brutal as hell.


burzum_ 10/18/2006 5:09:28 PM

f*ck yeah! - Regurge owns.


anonymous 10/19/2006 9:58:42 AM

crap