Sunday, October 12, 2008

Carnivore Diprosopus - Filled My Stomach With a Pregnant's Corpse (Rerecorded Version)

Devourment clones have a long and illustrious history within our scene. After all, Devourment are the creators of Slam and have released what is almost universally regarded as the best Slam Death album ever recorded. Just like Darkthrone and Burzum and their legion of imitators are to Black Metal, so are Devourment and their clones to Slam Death.

Of course this phenomenon is often (rightfully) criticized for just regurgitating a worse version of what they are copying instead of applying some creativity to their music. However, these criticism are not always valid, as in the case of Carnivore Diprosopus' first album Filled My Stomach With a Pregnant's Corpse. For reference I am reviewing the rerecorded version which I would recommend getting because the original has very bad production.

This album reminds me a lot of Molesting the Decapitated if it had been recorded in Bogota rather than Dallas. Not to say that it's as good (nothing is) but it has the same feel. That raw, seething guitar tone chugging along and crushing all in it's path. Everything you have come to expect is here and it's done at a high enough quality to make up for the lack of originality. The Colombianness of this record comes through in the loud, blasting snare (LOVE that) and the sub-par vocals (it's a tradition in that country it seems).

I don't have much else to say, if you love Goretrade's drums and Devourment's riffs, then you've heard this album. If you're looking for a high quality synthesis of those two things, look no further. If you've got enough of those things, pass over this and get Carnivore Diprosopus' other full length.

4 comments:

Sergeant D said...

Repudilation were around before Devourment and most definitely played slam. Fermento were also around in the early 90s, but its debatable whether they were slam or not.

shawn said...

I agree that nothing is better the M.T.D. regardless of who came first.

Thanks very much, interested in this re-recorded version...

Nick Adams said...

sergeant d, you're right about those bands, but Devourment were the ones who really laid out what slam was. It's kind of like how Death is cited as the first death metal band, despite Possessed being around first.

Andy Phelps said...

Of course...Suffocation had slam PARTS before Devourment...but as Nick said, Devourment really did put it all together.