Severe Suffering

Brutal blasting death grind, a fitting tag for this brutal death metal gem. That said gem is the new album by Filipino brutal death grind outfit Disastrous entitled Severe Suffering. Severe Suffering is an unrelenting slab of brutal putrid riffs, pregnant women bashing drum battery, and gnarly pus spewing gutturals. This is their second full length on Brute! Productions and if one thought their first album was sick then wait until you hear this blaster-piece.

Loaded with short samples, blast beats galore, ridiculous slam riffs and vocals reminiscent of Disgorge and Lust Of Decay. Severe Suffering is just a short all-out attack of outrageous death grind. From listening to album opener “Kingdom Of The Lifeless” all the way until closer “9.9,” one’s head will be mashed into paste. The album just repeatedly caves your head in from one song to the next.

There’s not much difference in each song as with most blasting death grind (Massmurder, Brodequin, etc.), it’s an almost repetitive nature but for some reason my ears love this shit. Though there is some variation in a bunch of the songs, and no, it’s not just the many samples, which thankfully are all short. Title track “Severe Suffering” contains an evil blackened riff half way through and “Liquid Flesh Splattered” has a sick slam riff around 1:38. “Embraced By Grace” embellishes a little melody in a few parts, now by melodic I don’t mean melodic death type shit, I’m talking some weird melodic claustrophobic type shit that gives the riffs a more decaying approach. Also album closer “9.9” ends with a soft classical guitar part that is equally mesmerizing as it is dreary.

The production is actually really good especially for an album of this nature, as most death grind albums don’t have the greatest production values. Nothing is overly too loud in the mix and everything sounds fine.

So there you have it another fine dose of extreme violence from the Philippines. Showcasing their art, Disastrous have crafted another amazing album that should appeal to all who love the brutal jams.


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Written by Jesse Wolf
April 2nd, 2012


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