The Seeds Of Abysmal Torment

Fleshgrind - The Seeds Of Abysmal Torment ©2000 Olympic/Century Media
1. Destroying Your Will
2. Desire For Control
3. Monarch Of Misery
4. Disdain The Mournful
5. The Deviating Ceremonies
6. Hatred Embodied
7. Seas Of Harrow
8. A Legion Of Illusions
9. The Supreme Art Of Derangement
10. Hottied And Hatefucked

Why Century Media is distributing this insufferable heap of hog manure is beyond me. Heck, why anybody is backing up this tragically misguided "musical" venture is even more of an enigma.

The music is semi-fast death/grind performed much more competently than it used to be back in the early 1990s. The production is rather muffled and the guitars (recorded direct?) completely lack the oomph they would need to truly have the bludgeoning impact that the idiom requires. The vocalist alternately sounds like a warthog raping a tree stump and Dani Filth being raped by a warthog ("Monarch of Misery"). The songs are virtually indistinguishable from one another.

Compared to a trip to a pig farm in Illinois, with which it shares an interesting aural experience, this CD is an incredible bargain. Otherwise, it's an utter waste of time and money.

Review by Rog The Frog Billerey-Mosier

Review date: 06/2001

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