Degraded By Sepsis

So do you like your brutal death metal with a razor-thin production, monotone vocals and no real attempt at songwriting?  Well if so, then you’ll love the new full length from Italy’s Exhumer.  It’s a straight forward exercise in how to do brutal death by the book, without really even caring to open the cover to explore a little more.

As already mentioned, the production on this album absolutely sucks, with about as much of a bottom end as Miley Cyrus.  They mentioned having a bassist, but he’d be harder to find than a smart Kardashian.  The drums are programmed and very obviously so, adding no heft at all to the music.  The vocals are a steady barked growl, with little variation there as well.  As for the guitars, they barely get out of chug-ville, with just slight variation found in songs “Foaming Secretions” and closer “Putrescine”.  To make matters worse, following the pointless intro, there are 2 other noise/whatever tracks that do nothing but degrade further from the whole album experience.

On a positive note, they do continue the often fun brutal death trend of inventive song names, with “Vapours of Cadaveric Mucilage” and “Adipocere: Corporal Glue” being some of the more notable ones.  The actual music on this LP is only about 20 minutes, so it’s more of an EP length.  I continue to be a huge fan of brutal death, but it’s a genre that when done bad, it’s REALLY bad.  This is definitely one of those cases.  Take a pass as you won’t be missing anything.

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Written by Kevin E
January 8th, 2014


  1. Commented by: E. Thomas

    I kinda dig this. Those bass drops are weirdly awesome- they sound like sound barrier breaking or shock waves from a distant explosion.

  2. Commented by: F. Rini

    it’s a really good album, much better than their first cd!

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