Liturgy of Dissection

Liturgy of Dissection arrived just in time, as I needed a fix of bullshit-free brutal death, the likes of which can be found on labels like Unmatched Brutality, Unique Leader, and especially Vomepotro’s home, Sevared Records. If there ever was a form of death metal that most either loved or hated it, it is the style played by the Brazilians, and yet there is a bit more in the way dynamics here than one might expect.

Vomepotro loosely translates to “Vomit Pro,” the enormously popular video game that involves an anti-hero whose lethal weapon is his ability to projectile vomit a mixture of blood and toxic waste. Actually, I have no idea what Vomeptro means, but it seemed believable, didn’t it? Anyway, more than straight Mortician blast ‘n bludgeon (there is plenty of that too though), Liturgy of Dissection offers an effective mix of Devourment slam-death riffing, sections of crunching groove, and sections of a more musically intricate variety (ala Carnophage) to go with the typically guttural vocals. “Posmortiis Rectaliation” is particularly well structured. Even more impressive and really bringing the songs to life are a slew of hot-ass solos that offer soul to go with the arpeggiated bursts. The riff tone is righteously face-melting too. The band’s rendition of Sepultura’s “Mass Hypnosis” is exceedingly well done and, of course, stands out from the rest of the tracks for its comparatively conventional format.

The fact of the matter is that if I listened to this style of brutal death on a weekly basis, there is not a great deal about Liturgy of Dissection that would be all that noteworthy. Notice I said “not a great deal,” as Vomepotro do the style justice in a pretty big way and have put some thought into the arrangements, giving the album a pinch more individual track identity than usual. In other words, if you hate brutal death, then there ain’t a damn thing here that’s going to change your mind. Otherwise, Liturgy of Dissection is a fine representation of the sub-genre and I fully intend to blast it at earsplitting volumes whenever the mood may strike again.

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Written by Scott Alisoglu
December 22nd, 2009


  1. Commented by: AidsInMyPenis

    right when u said the video game part. I instantly thought of Boogerman hahaha.

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