Dead Infection
Corpses of the Universe

Those zany Poles in Dead Infection are at it again, this time bringing the high-speed muck in the form of new MCD Corpses of the Universe. The term “Goregrind” gets utilized so much now that it has lost some of its descriptive appeal, but there is no mistaking it, Dead Infection is goregrind. Yeah, I found the album cover to be gloriously fucked as well. Don’t think that makes us friends though.The material here was originally intended to be part of a split with Mortician, which never materialized. You instead get a mini-grinder that just happens to come with a filthy rendition of Mortician’s “Bloodcraving” that is not included on the Obliteration Records version, as well as a couple of videos for “Burglary” and “After Accident” (actually a live clip). In addition to a re-recording of “Peritontis 2007,” which originally appeared on the Start Human Slaughter demo, Corpses of the Universe marks “the first time since Surgical Disembowelment that the band has used actual lyrics in the songs.” That’s news to me. It does make those harsh growls and sewage grunts more fun though, especially with hilariously ridiculous lyrics like those of “Burglary,” which tells the tale of burglars that broke into the home of Mr. Rwiesiek and, among other things, eviscerated and ate his cat. Check out the last stanza in which the victim had just decided to change the lock on his door: “During lock changing / Mr. Rwiesiek cut himself with a screwdriver / awhile he started painting / the paint got into his wound and soon he died.” The end, that’s it; and folks think Nile has the lyrical market cornered. Bullshit!

Now for the really important stuff! Corpses of the Universe is another gleefully putrid addition to the Dead Infection catalogue. It is muddy, buzzing, rumbling goregrind with a little groove and mostly sounds like a mix of Terrorizer played through an early-Carcass filter, as well as occasionally sounding like Autopsy and Repulsion birthed an ill-tempered child with a penchant for (literally) slinging mud at passersby. Support Dead Infection and Selfmadegod Records. Cool band, cool label…you need it bad, oh so bad.

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Written by Scott Alisoglu
August 13th, 2009


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