Death metal has changed a lot since I first started listening to it during the 90s. It was The Bleeding by Cannibal Corpse that served as my introduction to the genre. I’m not exactly sure what exactly drew me to this particular album. The artwork was tame in comparison to their previous releases but the brutality was certainly not, and with song titles like Stripped, Raped and Strangled, the band certainly wasn’t taking a backward step. I remember reading about them in a magazine (maybe Kerrang! or Raw?) and wondering how anything could be heavier than Fear Factory or Slayer. As it turns out, Cannibal Corpse was considerably heavier. The Bleeding led me on a death metal journey that awakened me to bands like Deicide, Entombed, Carcass, Napalm Death and Obituary and I’ve been a fan of the genre ever since.
Argentina’s Cadaver Putrefacto has much in common with Cannibal Corpse‘s The Bleeding. Vocalist/growler Leonel Grismado has a vocal style eerily reminiscent of Chris Barnes. It has that really deep below and at other times it sounds as if he is gargling acid!
The production has a real 90s vibe to it-think Clandestine era Entombed. The guitars are thick and drenched in fuzzy filth, the bass also has a nice low-end rumble and the drums have a kind of raw snap to them. The songs vary in pace from the grinding Cadaver Putrefacto to the thrashy Sangriento Frenesi that opens with a ferocious blast beat before settling into a sinister riff that Cannibal Corpse would be proud of. If you dig that early 90s death style then Cadaver Putrefacto will be right up your alley.
Thanks to Brutal Records for a digital copy for review \,,/
Death Metallers CADAVER PUTREFACTO from Buenos Aires, Argentina announce their new album, La Maldicion del Zombi Errante , for April 6th, release through BRUTAL RECORDS.
Cadaver Putrefacto is proof once again that crass-ridden and obscene Argentina Death Metal still is a winning formula and shall eternally reign supreme
CADAVER PUTREFACTO, Death Metal band formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the year 2000 by Daniel Martin Ledesma in Guitar and Vocal, and Juan Gomez in drums. After years of inactivity, the band is reformed in 2015 adding Leonel Grismado in the Voices and prepares its first Demo that saw the light on August 29, 2016, showing three themes of pure Death Metal, classic and direct.
At the end of 2016 the band is reduced to two members: Juan Gomez in Guitar, Bass and Scheduled drums; and Leonel Grismado in the heavy and brutal Guttural Voices.
This formation published in July 2017 an EP titled “Macabre Coleccion” which contains two own songs and three covers. This EP is a preview of the debut album of the band that is soon to see the light. The theme of the lyrics, all composed by the perverse mind of Leonel Grismado (Rigor Mortis – Dyspepsia – Trope Noise) covers horror stories, perversions, serial killers and homage to horror. The musical influences are well marked in bands like Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Decide, Eternal Grave.
La Maldicion del Zombi Errante has truly stepped it up a notch with remarkably catchy hooks and their already recognizable corpse-decaying Death Metal stench soaked throughout the entire album!