Engutturalment Cephaloslamectomy
Glam Not Slam

Lets get one thing out of the way first, I’m not Engutturalment Cephaloslamectomy over and over in this review, from now on its EC, get over it.

Second thing that  I should address is that Indiana’s EC, while a Slam band of the slammiest order, it’s immediate from opener “Worthless Intro You Will Skip”, that they are very self aware how silly Slam can be (I mean look at their name, that cover, and their Face book url https://www.facebook.com/812wiggerslamkrew), and that they have their tongue planted very firmly in cheek with the lyrics and songs titles, despite actually delivered some pretty top notch slammin’, gurgling brutality.

Further track names like “I Bless the Slams Down in Africa”, “Pour Some Pitriffs on Me”, ” 10,000 Slam Thots (in One)” and “No Ghey Black Metal! (Only Good Shit)” cement EC’s self deprecation, but do not lessen the effectiveness of the actual music on display, even if the humor is lost in the standard sewage gurgling vocals (though not completely over the top frog burps).

It’s not quite ‘elite’ brutality, like say Organectomy, Katalepsy, or Devourment , but I’d  put EC in the same ball park as say the likes of Kraanium, Kill Everything, Pathology and such. There are plenty of pit moving solid slams heard in “Overnight (Slammin’ Brutal Death Metal) Sensation”,  “Some Kisses”, “8.1.2. and Life (Pitriffs Gone Wild”) littered around the 27 minute, 9 song expulsion. And the mix/master of genre stalwart Alexander Borovykh (Aborted Fetus, Epicardiectomy, Schizogen, Kraanium, etc) is expectedly hefty and bottom heavy, and thankfully without the tippy tappy snare that often litters the genre.

After a brief blackened death foray in Oath of Damnation‘s killer Fury and Malevolence, Gorehouse is back to what they so best with EC, and Foetal Juice‘s upcoming Gluttony album.

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Written by Erik T
May 8th, 2020

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