Friday, October 3, 2008

Gutted

You may have missed this one back in '94 if you were looking to Tampa and Stockholm to sate your cravings for blood-spattered, boneheaded Death Metal. Gutted was made up of the Ditch brothers from from Toledo, Ohio and their debut Bleed For Us To Live is a grotesque platter of grooved out hooks, sickly vocals, and bad fucking vibes. Listening to this today reminds me of when American Death Metal was played by pimply, downy-moustached stoners from bullshit towns and not by guys who look like they work at Urban Outfitters and listen to Job For A Cowboy.

12 comments:

Demogorgo said...

This is one of the most underrated death metal albums of the 90s right here. The self-titled EP is pretty good, too.

Anonymous said...

Loving the recent death metal posts Aesop. Keep up the good work - it is appreciated!

Roger Camden said...

>downy-moustached stoners from bullshit towns
What are the downy-moustached stoners up to these days, I wonder?

Aesop said...

Probably nu metal and working on starting that landscaping business they've been talking about for years.

Robert said...

This was oe of my favorite records of the time and I used to play it all the time on my metal show in Athens. Somewhere, I still have a letter from Billy Mils (the only non-Ditch-brother in the band) telling me that they didn't release this on vinyl, but that he'd write me when they did. I'm still waiting on that follow-up letter.

T. Garrett said...

i would have downloaded this based on the cover alone! holy shit balls!

been enjoying your blog for the past couple months. . i love the commentary and annecdotes. cheers!

vugelnox said...

when I think of swarmy mustachioed fellows from west of Pittsburgh and east of Vegas playing death metal I think of Impetigo and Repulsion. Now I can add Gutted to that list.

Aesop said...

T. Thanks for the link, I added yours.

Robert, this record would slay on vinyl. I hope that happens someday but I won't hold my breath.

chrisc said...

another band introduced to me by this wonderful blog.i am listening to this right now and loving it.great headbanging songs with amazing grooves.thank very much Aesop.

Dwight said...

Never heard of this band but it sounds promising.

cjejons said...

Lust, Ahulabrum, now Gutted... so much obscure, oddball stuff. I love it. GREAT blog! What really stands out is the number of comments under EVERY post. Dedicated bunch. And with good reason. Thanks.

svein said...

This RULES. Like has been said above, the cover alone makes this one stand out.

Goddamn incredible vocals too, the dude reminds me quite a bit of John Alman from Winter, which is just about as good a recommendation as I can come up with. I sure hope I don't surprise anyone when I say Winter is probably the greatest slow metal band of all time.