April 2, 2013

Fondlecorpse - Creaturegore

Artwork by Adam Geyer

Fondlecorpse is the name a mad genius gives a death metal band, and Creaturegore could be one of those cheesy 80's horror movies like Critters, Gremlins, or Creepshow. So off course, the album features obscure samples from gore flicks (and porn) and a classic death metal sound, like so many albums before (and after) it. But Fondlecorpse does this thing really well. The riffs are very memorably - who knew that something called "Nymphomatic Zombie Rapist" could be so goddamn catchy.

In fact all the songs on Creaturegore are well written, doing a good job of mixing aggressive blasting with some melody. The album has a nice organic sounding production that lets the entire band shine, especially the intense vocals by Silvester Koorevaar. The musicianship is tight without being flashy, the guitarists add dynamics with the occasional melodic lead or squealy solo. Fondlecorpse playes death metal that I like, not by trying to be faster and more technical then anyone else, but by writing good songs and performing them convincingly. And by having fun while doing so.

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