Thursday, April 7, 2011

Disfiguring The Goddess – Disfiguring The Goddess (2011)

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There's something about deathcore that has always rubbed me the wrong way. I LOVE brutal death metal/slam death metal and I LOVE hardcore/metalcore (mainly 90s and earlier). There's just something about when these two get mixed together that it makes me want to kill puppies. Typically the genre mixes modern metalcore and focuses too much on the bad aspects of both death and core. It almost always french fries when it should pizza leaving you having a bad time.

Why am I enjoying the new Disfiguring the Goddess album so much? It's made by internet deathcore sensation Big Chocolate (also the ex vocalist for Abominable Putridity, Burn the Masses, Misericordiam, and countless others). The guy definitely has his root in the deathcore genre, but he also seems to now know very well how to write good slamming brutal death metal.

Admittedly, I didn't care too much for their prior records. This album just seems so much more focused and certainly more powerful. Sure, Circle of Nine still has plenty of breakdowns, but the album is rather enjoyable. It's ridiculously heavy and the guy seriously has some of the best death metal vocals I've ever heard. From start to finish the album pummels you over the head and doesn't letup. The production is very clean and very heavy. The band definitely focused more on the brutal death metal sound this time around instead of just deathcore. If all deathcore were to sound like this the genre might not have such a bad reputation. As a skeptic myself, I say give it at least one listen. It's up for free streaming listening on their Facebook page (linked). review found on stereokiller.

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