Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Begging For Incest - Orgasmic Selfmutilation (2012)


Oh god. What the fuck has happened to me. First of all, I apologize, for I am slightly inebriated, but goddamn. I should not love this as much as I do. The band name is goddamned childish and quite awful, this band does nothing to further the genre in any damn way. Hell, even the song titles are pretty damn cliche. There is something about this damn album though, I can't stop listening to it, and I guess it's my duty to explain why.

I'm sure everyone who reads this blog is well acquainted with Begging For Incest. They released a few demos a few years back which were quite mediocre Waking The Cadaver worship. That meant they were pretty damn bad in all honesty, but something happened here. It's almost as if they decided to buckle down and attempt to make something worthwhile, to create something that would stand the test of time, and prove that they were more then a clone of Waking The Cadaver. Oddly enough, they succeeded in a much different way then I assume they intended.

Orgasmic Selfmutilation did not succeed on making something that stands out, at all, but it did succeed in making 28 minutes of the funnest slams and beatdowns ever put on CD. Seriously, I cannot stress this enough, this album is incredibly stupid. This makes Cephalotripsy look like Dream Theater when you break it down, but it is just so damn catchy. Begging For Incest mix beatdown breakdowns (sometimes misunderstood as deathcore breakdowns, but there is a difference), and huge slams, in a way that makes you want to break everything around you. Hell, as I write this I am humming the slams from Bashed Beyond Recognition, it's that catchy. If I were to aliken it to anything, it would be Cephalotripsy's debut album, in how you know it is just plain fucking stupid, but it sticks with you even if you wish it wouldn't. Hell, they even throw in some intense epic melodic riffs a la Ancient Necropsy and Inveracity, kudos to that.

There really isn't much to be said about this album. Everything on it you've probably heard before, whether it be from a Abominable Putridity album, or a Waking The Cadaver album, but somehow these guys mix it together so well that you don't care about how retarded that sounds. The only real fault I can find within this album would have to be the vocals. They aren't really all that powerful, and sometimes detract from the listening experience, but thats just a nitpick really. I never thought I would say this, but Orgasmic Selfmutilation might be my favourite album of 2012 so far.

12 comments:

Nev said...

i didnt like the tracks they posted at first but they very much grow on you. hope to see a preorder soon.

Anonymous said...

Hoping to see a preorder soon also. Did you receive yours already Logan, or a friendly link?

LoganTerriah said...

I received a friendly link. I've yet to get my copy. :/

EvanderPrime said...

The vox are hit and miss, but nice slams. \m/ Thx for the rex.

Nev said...

Comatose Records has copies in stock but the band says there is a "special" shirt if you preorder from them. thats all i know.

Anonymous said...

Where's it say something about a special shirt?

Anonymous said...

The first time I listened to A Cruel Streak I thought the vocals were shit, the wee-er wee-er stuff. But after I listened to it baked, it completely changed. I am really loving these two tracks now. Cannot wait to hear the whole album!

Nev said...

one of the band members told me about it a month or so ago. Been in contact thru email with him.

Anonymous said...

I must admit to owning "Awaiting The Fist" and enjoying it. However, I didn't know they had a new one out, thanks for the review! I will have to pick this one up for sure. --Steve

Nev said...

i think its a pretty solid release. nothing mind blowing but fun disc for sure.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this album is absolutly horrible. I liked the "awaiting the fist" cd - but this is just bullshit. Generic riffing(not even played solid on the gits and drums), deathcore "breakdowns" and the vocals are the worst I´ve heard in months. I hope this isn´t the future of slam!

Anonymous said...

i understand the cephalotripsy comparison in the review, but there's lots of creative and syncopated riffing here, whereas 'trips just chugs on the grid and accents the expected beats. in terms of riffs, this album is a notch above.