Release DetailsLABEL Goregiastic Records
RELEASED ON 5/1/2005
War of the Toilet Gear
posted on 8/2005 By:
Corpsefucking Art play a breakdown-heavy brand of death metal that’s sure to interest fans of Devourment and their ilk, though it is more interesting and involved than the aforementioned band. The pace of the songs are relatively slow, giving the proceedings a somewhat doomy feel. Furthermore, there is an occasional sludge inflection, showing that the band incorporates diverse elements into their sound. The slow, pounding riffs drone pleasingly, and all in all, it’s a very strong release. The album title and artwork had me expecting some sort of Intestinal Disgorge type garbage, but what we have here is high quality shit, pun intended.
What I find most interesting about Corpsefucking Art is the slow, almost meandering approach that they take to their songwriting. The group consistently comes up with appealing riffs which hold the attention of the listener. The slow pace is refreshing, and sets the band apart from its peers. In fact, Corpsefucking Art have much more involved breakdowns than most bands, as their ones actually consist of riffs, rather than just palm-muted rhythms. Check out the pounding bass section of “Corpsex III” to see what I mean. The bass is worth mentioning, especially the clattering low end on “Stop that Pigeon.” The fast parts that do crop up, such as on the song “Seis Seis Seis,” are executed skillfully, and keep the music varied; a record of only slower material can get dull. Also worth mentioning are the highly amusing song titles and movie samples, the latter having to do with carefree topics such as stopping pigeons and eating dessert. With an album title like War of the Toilet Gear, you can tell that these Italians aren’t taking their image too seriously, though the music itself is focused and interesting.
While the slow pace of the music keeps it from being technical per se, the group is tight and the instruments fit together well, complimenting one another. When the tempo picks up, the music is probably quite challenging to play, and some of the drum work and faster riffing is very adept. On the tracks where the bass is mixed higher, the material being played by the bassist is very complex. The band is aided by an excellent mixing job, resulting in very clean production and a monstrous tone from each instrument, including the throaty vocals.
If you check out Corpsefucking Art, you will be able to enjoy some excellent death metal, and probably giggle yourself silly at that track names and samples as well. This album is fun and enjoyable, and well worth listening to. Pick it up if you like the genre.
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