Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Initial Impressions: Cerebral Effusion: Impulsive Psychopathic Acts
You know it's a slam death metal band when you can barely read the band's logo and the artwork is an absolutely grotesque picture of a corpse. So yeah, you can tell that Cerebral Effusion is slam from one look at the cover. And if that did not sell it then the first few seconds definitely will. Even my wife took one look at the cover and name of the band and asked if it was slam.
Cerebral Effusion definitely follows the Devourment approach to slam with devastatingly crushing riffs and pounding drums. There is a little bit of brutal death to be found in this album. The most impressive aspect is the incredibly deep guttural vocals. This is one of the most intense vocalists I have heard, putting many other brutal death metal vocalists to shame.
As you can see, the cover is pretty disgusting, and the riffs and sound of the album definitely fits the cover. I am not usually a big fan of the more disgusting and filthy subject matter or artwork, which is why Wormed is one of my favorite slam bands, but it works well on this release.
For some absolutely depraved slam death metal, Cerebral Effusion's latest is definitely one to check out.