Release DetailsLABEL Goregiastic Records
RELEASED ON 12/1/2005
The Pleasure In Suffering
posted on 2/2006 By:
Seriously, what were you expecting when you clicked here? Power metal? Finnish melodic doom/death? Herds of Wildebeast galloping majestically by? It's on GORGIASTIC records! The band is called PUTRID PILE! They feature members of Fleshgrind, Gorgasm and Lividity. Take a guess at what this might be...
Truth be told, while I think most overtly gory and stupidly brutal death metal has been redundant since Butchered at Birth, Wisconsin's Putrid Pile actually do it really well. It's a sort of over the top brutal gore grind meets slamming NYDM brainless noise that has little redeeming value but is still enjoyable. Rooted firmly in early Cannibal Corpse, but with some pretty groovy NYDM elements, The Pleasure in Suffering, despite its ridiculously over the top pig growls and squeals, faceless blasts and porno-gore themes, is pretty good thanks to some above average song writing.
Now don't get me wrong, this isn't Opeth, but for broodle death metal, Putrid Pile have a grasp of dynamics and enough tempo awareness to make the album more than a standard 31 minute ass raping; even with a focus on blinding extremity and technical voracity, tracks like "Rush Hour Killing Spree", "Putrid Pile (of Rotting Corpses)",
"Gorging on Labia", "Caged and Awaiting Death" and "Food for the Maggots" deliver some pretty stout moments of rumbling heft and satisfying East Coast groove that will get your head bobbing. Granted, tracks like "Baby Brains", "Battered Bitch", "Bind, Torture, Kill" and the artfully named "Circlepit Commando" are short sharp stabs of pretty faceless blasting, they fall under the bloody umbrella of 'well done for what it is'.
Even though the subject matter is still banal to me, Putrid Pile do have that Cannibal Corpse B-movie undercurrent going rather than the more degrading and genuinely hateful themes of a band like Whore, Gorelord, Wurdulak or Prostitute Disfigurement where you get the impression the band get off on these issues and might be actually
capable of performing their lyrical themes. The production isn't your typical gore grind mud, but a slightly more down tuned and hefty take on Cannibal Corpse's early tried and true tone.
With zero or little expectations for this album, The Pleasure in Suffering has actually been getting quite a lot of play, and though it's superficially everything that is wrong with death metal in the eyes of the uninitiated and jaded, much like last year's Saprogenic album, it still manages to somehow entertain me.
Not too bad...
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