Saturday, April 10, 2010

Vulvectomy - Post-Abortion Slut Fuck (Sevared Records; 2010)

Everyone's favorite Italian slam gang are back with their sophomore album Post-Abortion Slut Fuck. Vulvectomy's first album Putrescent Clitoral Fermentation, which came out back in 2007, was pretty good so I was excited to listen to this one. Putrescent Clitoral Fermentation is a sentimental favorite of mine because of its almost goofy devotion to slam, both in the music, which was full of stompy, slow riffs, and the aesthetic, which featured over the top gore and the phrase "SLAM TILL U CUM" (I still love saying that).

Post-Abortion Slut Fuck finds the band sticking with a lot of what made me like them including the crazy gore (just look at the title!) and heavy and catchy slams. The first album often had very stark contrasts between different riffs which worked alright, but would've been less forgivable on a second album. This album is a lot groovier instead, as the slams tend to flow into one another more naturally than the first album.  The drum programming is also much improved and does not negatively impact the album in any noticeable way. Post-Abortion Slut Fuck is characterized by a near constant mid-paced groove that should have your head bobbing the whole time. The vocals are also top-notch gutturals and Vulvectomy even throw in a little vocal solo which I always like.

When I was listening to this album I was struck by similarities to Devourment's Unleash the Carnivore. Not necessarily in riffing style, but more in the generally well done songwriting. Both albums sound good when listening intently to individual parts, or just taking in the whole album. I've also found myself enjoying the album more each time I listen to it, another hallmark of good songwriting. Post-Abortion Slut Fuck keeps enough of Vulvectomy's characteristic crazy gore/porn charm (for lack of a better word) but displays an improved talent by the band, leading to a very solid and consistently enjoyable record. If you haven't checked out Vulvectomy this would be a good album to start with (although both are worth it). If you were a fan before then I definitely recommend getting this. It may take a couple listens but I'm confident most fans will come to enjoy it at least as much as their first.

Kudos to Vulvectomy for upping their already formidable game, and SLAM TILL U CUM~!

3 comments:

furzinthewind said...

Really good album.

Anonymous said...

Post-Abortion Slut Fuck is the best album name I've heard in a while.
SLAM TILL U CUM

Anonymous said...

uninspired crap album.