Lord Gore
The Resickened Orgy

After a decade plus of lying dormant Portland Oregon’s death metal gore/grind band Lord Gore decided to sew the limbs, eyeballs and heads together and bring the band back from the grave.  Lord Gore released 2 of the best gore grind death metal albums in the early 00’s.  The Autophagous Orgy in 2002 and Resickened in 2004 are long OOP, fetching stupid sums of money until Mike “I’ll save the day” Juliano owner of HPGD Productions steps in and reissues both these bad boys in a stunning 2cd reissue.  The fans worldwide rejoiced and hoisted Mike on their shoulders, with trophy in hand, thanking him for once again bringing these long sought after gems to the masses for world consumption, in the aptly named The Resickened Orgy.

The Autophagous Orgy is so goddamned heavy it may be criminal to listen to this album, due to how heavy it is and the sinkholes it created in 2002, which as you remember collapsed the entire west coast.  12 songs/intros with an Impetigo cover to boot in the form of “Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue”.  Lord Gore’s first album has the filthy heaviness of Autopsy, Impetigo and mixed in with early Carcass and overall, though pretty damn original.  The band splicing horror movie clips throughout the album.  “Morguewhore” with its creepy opening guitar melodies before the vomiting guttural belches spew forth all over your wretched body, then the lightly tapped drums come in.  The slow build-up continues with this arrangement until the Holy Shit moment at 1.19 with the mid-paced rumbling being responsible for causing the first plate shift on the west coast in 2002 and then the song picks up speed.  Such a great song, but those guitar riffs-so heavy and the dual vocals of the higher registers coupled with the deep drenched in pus and blood vocals are perfect!

Songs overall on the album averages around the 3 minute mark and all the songs are killer, literally.  The band titled song “Lord Gore” features some swift pinch harmonics to lop your pathetic head off your disgusting body and has maniacal guitar solos to boot.  2 years later once the west coast was finished rebuilding it dropped back into the Pacific once Resickened was unleashed.  With the songs slightly longer Lord Gore set out to go in a little more brutal direction, even inheriting some Squash Bowels brutality with their punishing brutal gore-grind ways and just listen to “Gastric Gore-Met” or “Brainfucker” to hear that increase in brutality.  Now just because you increase the brutality does not make you better, because quite frankly the debut Lord Gore album, was perfect in its sound.  However, Resickened was so well crafted that it actually helped the band, I felt.  The pitch-shift vocals during certain moments are across the album, but once again the riffs, the crazy vocals, movie sound clips and crushing sounds make this album insane.

Lord Gore specifically told Mike-hey these albums have been OOP for so long so with the reissue do not touch the sound-no remaster enhancement or else you will be butchered and tossed in the sausage maker.  Mike…complied.  Thank the dark lord.  No need for Juliano sausages!!  Lord Gore was correct in their request, because it’s not like both albums were recorded in the 80’s or early/mid 90’s.  The sound level and recordings of both Lord Gore albums are crushing, loud and truly organic.  Mike is also a DIY type guy and has gone to school and learned how to do graphic design layouts.  I’m proud of this bastid!  CD1 contains the first album and CD2 contains album #2.  The booklet cover combines both album covers merged together which fits perfectly with the blended album names for the name of this reissue.  The inside of the booklet captures both original booklets in this one.  The same pictures, lyrics are included.  Only thing missing are liner credits for the reissue, which would have been cool for the band to do, recollecting about the albums.  Anyway the back of the cd booklet is the cover of the first album and the inside cd tray is the cover of the second album cover, although due to sizing it correctly, the top part of the original cover had to be lopped off.  Mike did a real nice job with the original scans to make them legible in the booklet, with the pictures and second album lyrics.

So this reissue is absolutely essential if you do not own the originals.  If you do, still pick this up, because now you can cart both albums around in a double cd case-so Booyah!  It’s about time someone reissued these gems and Mike has helped the death metal scene with bringing, what I consider essential underground metal albums, back into the public’s eye.  Buy this reissue by the truckloads, because Mike needs to wood panel his entire house again.  Also-banner year for Lord Gore, with this reissue and their 3rd full-length album Scalpels for Blind Surgeons already performing amputations worldwide.  Buy or Die!

 

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Written by Frank Rini
August 13th, 2019

Comments

  1. Commented by: Glenn Whitehead

    Auto-Head-Banging to this one!!!! Nice pick! It is so grimy and groovy and putrid!


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