Mortify – Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement
Opener ‘Flesh Creep’ is a sludgey, battering introduction to the record, fusing the important elements of both grindcore and death metal with pinches of hardcore thrown in. The grindcore genre is prominent throughout the album, but often the vocals dig into hardcore, black metal and even goregrind realms, as said vocals are spat and gurgled constantly yet keep the listening experience refreshing.
Filled with song titles that could of been chosen by a ten-year old, (‘Smells Of Barfs’, ‘Brain Gurgler’) Mortify engulfs their listener with an almost-comedic appearance despite more often sounding like Nails’ punk cousin with their sound. The crust-filled riffs are as bleak and demented sounding as you could imagine, and the production is no where near perfect. However, this successfully creates a great grind album for the modern times, and one that could be enjoyed over and over again in such a short time that it doesn’t ever get boring.
4 / 5 STARS