Oodles of Brutals X: In Space, No One Can Hear You Slam

Well friends, it’s been nearly eight months since the last Oodles of Brutals, which means we’re long overdue for another deep dive into the world of all things brutal and slamming.  So without further ado…

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Oodles of Brutals IX: Slammath, Bloody Slammath

Has it really only been a month and a half since I last posted one of these?  That’s got to be a new record.  Whatever the case, we’ve got a lot of crucial slamz and mandatory brutality to cover this time around, from the nearby Bay Area all the way to the Land Down Under, so without further ado, let’s dig in…

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Oodles of Brutals VII: Fear of a Slam Planet

Bloody hell, has it really been over a year since the last installment of OOB? Seems a little crazy since brutal death metal in all its wondrous guises has long been a major part of THKD’s bread and butter. But rather than lament the fact that these features are few and far between due to the laziness of yours truly over the past few years, let’s delve into what’s new and bludgeoning in the world of brutal death metal, slam, etc…

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Murder Made God – Enslaved (Comatose Music, 2016)

I like my death metal concise.  Get in, kill everyone get out.  Greece’s Murder Made God agree with me; their second album Enslaved clocks in at a sleek thirty-two minutes.  It’s just over half an hour of thick ‘n’ chunky brutality that kicks the living shit out of you without overstaying its welcome.

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Oodles of Brutals II: Guttural Boogaloo

PathologyCoverWell friends, it’s time once again to wallow in the gore-soaked cesspool of brutal/tech/slam death metal. A few THKD readers seemed to really dig part one of this series, so I thought I’d crank out a follow-up ASAP, since I’ve been enjoying the hell out of getting my gutturals on with all these crazy-ass bands. Fortunately, it appears that there’s no shortage of this stuff to trawl through, so as Ric Flair says: “Whether ya like it or not, learn to love it…”

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Expurgate – Dementia Tremens (Comatose Music, 2013)

Expurgate - Dementia Tremens 5x5 300dpiExpurgate have been brutalizing the planet since 2010, but are just now getting around to releasing Dementia Tremens, their first full length via Comatose Music. What we have here is a textbook example of slamming death metal, replete with vocals that sound like a pig being sodomized with a sewer pipe, a reliance on crushing, molasses-like tempos and song titles like “Fermented Concubine Ingurgitation” and (my personal favorite) “40 oz. Facefuck.” Sick shit to be sure, but well-crafted sick shit.

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