PeelingFlesh
PF Radio EP

Oklahoma’s PeelingFlesh was introduced to me relatively recent by our dear site owner Erik T.  Their 2022 Slampilation Mixtape compilation combined all their previous singles and EP’s and the band has been busy writing since they formed in 2021.

The band has yet to release a full-length album because now they grace us with this PF Radio ep  Four brand new songs to devour everyone’s soul with.  PeelingFlesh is kinda described as a ‘gangsta brutal slam death metal/deathcore’ band.  The band uses a wide range of urban-related excerpts which are inserted into various portions of their songs.  It really is pretty cool and the music is ungodly in terms of sheer heaviness.

“12 Gauge Autopsy” begins with an almost Barry White voice-over intro…it’s truly hysterical.  After about 45 seconds of this, the music is played, in the background, until the mix cranks the volume, and the stop-and-start groove with pinch harmonics all over the place is ferociously heavy.  The song gets into a blast beat, before returning to that knuckle-dragging, caveman-heaving heavy slam part.  Lots of guttural pig snort growls and frog burps all over the place.  The 2.18 part has the isolated excerpt, with the guttural growl coming in, and then sonic shaka-laka BOOM, SLAM…this part is so stooopid heavy, it’s impossible not to smile from ear to ear.  This is a rather simple song, in that the band mixes up some of the speeds here and there, but this is pure knuckle-dragging brutality and when I listen to brutal slam death metal, that is all I frickin’ want.

“Matar a Palos” starts with an intro and slam then right into a monster blast beat with lots of pinch harmonics and the opening kick-ass blast beat with the guttural growl over it is awesome.  The song slows down to a beat down slam with the main guitar riff hellbent on just taking your bones and grinding them into smithereens and using the ground-up bone in the latest and greatest guacamole.  The song goes back and forth with the blasting, pinch harmonics and slams with a plethora of well placed growls.

“Set Trip” is a tad over 2 minutes and the song mixes in swirling blasts and beat-down death metal slams with core-ish influences where you want to swing all damn day.  “The Come Up” shores up the ep with a nice opening start and stop sequence, which is excruciatingly heavy.  It’s enough to knock your fillings loose.  I love the funny excerpt at the 45-second part.  It’s ridiculous before the band grinds us back into dust with those slow-down slams.  Then the song ends kinda early as an outro, is part of the song.

If you’re into bands like my alma mater Internal Bleeding, Devourment, Russian Slam bands, Ingested and the like you will absolutely absorb this into your bloodstream, as I did upon first listening to their compilation I spoke about at the start of this review.  The production is heavy, crisp, clear and has enough bottom-end to make you drop several brown notes on your kitchen floor.  PF Radio ep is a damn nice heavy AF EP, from PeelingFlesh.

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Written by Frank Rini
March 4th, 2023

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