Saturday, September 20, 2008

Considered Dead

Back when I posted Immortal's Pure Holocaust album, I mentioned that it was the perfect introduction to Black Metal for the uninitiated. Well, Gorguts' first album, Considered Dead works in much the same way for Death Metal. With its greasy tones, gross-out lyrics and particularly wonky Dan Seagrave cover, it's almost too perfect an example. Just Death Metal as it was in 1991. Of course we all know that Gorguts grew leaps and bounds as musicians and rewrote the manual on technical Death Metal with their 1998 album, Obscura, but this interests me more. Pure, unadultered, Quebecois viscera.

13 comments:

nickabe57 said...

First time I heard Obscura, blew my mind...Couldn't fathom what i was listening to. Lot's of people write it off as skronky and too screechy...but that, to me, is Gorguts legacy.

Roger Camden said...

I appreciate your hard work and thoughtfulness.

Zmaj said...

Good stuff, although lately I get bored when listening to most DM classics, even my beloved Florida DM. On the other hand Autopsy still keeps my interest but they're of a somewhat different kind. I'll always love Obscura though.

skullgrid said...

i'm almost doing the opposite from everyone else... i ignored a lot of the classic DM stuff "back in the day" cuz i was more interested in technical-leaning bands like Athiest, Cynic, Sadus, etc... or weirder shit like Xysma...

but lately, i've found a new appreciaiton for the straight-ahead brutality of more of the early-90s stuff... and Gorguts are fellow countrymen of mine, so, even better ;)

great post as usual, thanks.

vugelnox said...

Man who doesn't love them some good ol' Gorguts? All four of their albums are gems to my ears and strangely for a death metal band I have a difficult time picking a single standout in their discography. I'd probably grab Erosion of Sanity over this although over time I think their final album From Wisdom to Hate has spent more time in my stereo than any of them. Can't speak any ill of this band, one of the best!

Anonymous said...

If you don't have this already you're a poser>>>>>>>>DIE!!! HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Lovin' that Dan Seagrave cover!

Humdinger said...

That's what I like to hear!
Merci! Tabarnac!
>>>
hummy

Lo-Res Viscera said...

Seagrave "made" the sound of some many of those records. Just like the Kreator covers did - does that make sense?
Anyways, great post on a highly underrated album.

Steven said...

What I like about Gorguts is that they made four different albums, not the same record four times. Mr Lemay is a smart dude.

RevRev said...

Poser? Not even the dignified pretense of "poseur"? Man, you folks are rough. Well, when it comes to people who know absolutely nothing about BM and DM, I'm your man. I shall greedily devour both these downloads so that I may - just maybe - widen my horizons. Please, Good Sir, follow the link to discover current extent of said horizons...
Peace (heh-heh)

Aesop said...

Welcome to Death Metal, revrev, we've been expecting you.

Anonymous said...

The link is broken. Can you please re-upload it?