Flesh Disgorged

Album Title: 
A Pulchritudinous Macabre
Release Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Review Type: 

Everyone knows that Czech Republic-based Bizarre Leprous Productions are (one of the) most prominent labels when it comes to Grindcore. I think it is somewhat doubtful. At the one hand they house several splendid acts, with sublime release that caress every Grind-freak’s ear drum with rusty razor blades and electrified barb wire. At the other hand, unfortunately, there’s quite some ‘pulp’ around to within this scene, and I think Bizarre Leprous Productions sometimes took a wrong choice by signing band X or Y. And then there’s the grey mass in between both of them. That’s where I want to place this Singaporean band.

Yes, it’s clear what I am aiming for, I think. Flesh Disgorged are such a band that balance in between both extremes. At the one hand, you have the supreme and lovely sickening side: filthy, gore and, at the same time, nicely ‘melodious’ constructions, paying tribute to that what made this scene grow throughout almost three decades of morbidity. Indeed, the song writing, as well as the execution, are very traditional, but wonderfully well edited. At the other hand, didn’t we hear this kind of sh*t a thousand times before? Normally I do not care about being ‘original’ or ‘renewing’ -that’s just a commercial invention- but right here, right now, I don’t hear, or feel, any attraction. No matter if Flesh Disgorged share the same vocalist with Wormrot (an act that does surprise and convince!); I cannot find any reason why I must appreciate this average stuff. No, it’s not bad, in case you might doubt. But I’ve heard this before, and sometimes it was more impressive, I think… Dead, Disgorge, Gorgasm, Avulsed and so on – they have more to offer, that’s it. Once again: no, A Pulchritudinous Macabre is not such a stupid record at all, but nowadays, there is better material to experience. That’s it, that’s all I want to say right now…