Perverse Depraved Indifference
Sometimes we just don't need a new death metal band to come out with something original by trying to mix a bunch of disjointed ideas and other genres of music into our beloved genre of death metal. Sometimes we just need a band to come out and totally school us on how to execute the most brutal death metal in the world with all the conviction of an old school alcatraz lifer. There is very little originality to be found on this recording and none of what you will hear hasn't been attempted before; 'attempted' being the key word. The difference between Goreality and other similar death metal bands is in what each individual member brings to the table. Each member of Goreality is a top notch musician with impeccable skill in the techniques of writing and performing the kind of audial experience that just leaves you in awe. Add this this that they have all the right blend of influences melded into this brutal cannibalistic stew and you are ready to be delighted and chuffed. The vocalist Dan Pevide offers a vocal range somewhere between vintage Morgoth and Human Waste era Suffocation. He is never stale, boring, or one dimensional and is on the contrary rather schizophrenic in his timing on how he arranges his vocals over the music. One must also be made aware that not only does Mr. Pevide exhibit a set of lungs that just seem endlessly stacked with tanks of putrid foul air from hell on reserve at all times, but his use of guttural vocal dressings ala pig squeals and inhale/exhale passages are never overdone or used in bad taste. Bassist Aaron Suprenant's tone sounds like he spent thousands, and it adds such a fundamental heaviness to the overall mix that he is an invaluable assett to the group. There are moments where he is heard on the record in the form of mini bass solos akin to good old anthems like Hammer Smashed Face or Orgiastric Disembowelment albeit a bit more low key, they do add some dynamic and stop/go excitement to the overall feel. Steve 'Fishcakes' Diaz and Mark Gomes likewise achieve tones that are so razor sharp, brutishly heavy yet clean and decipherable that it's like the Terrorizer guitar tone from World Downfall days on steroids! These guys are either naturals at arranging riffs in the catchiest ways or they work real long and hard at it or maybe both but either way it pays off and it's definitely heartening for me as a long time fan of death metal to hear song writing as inspired as this and in this day and age of processed sounds over matter type cut and paste jobs. It should be noted that there are occasionaly riffs here and there that can possibly remind a veteran to the scene of some classic moment in death metal and grindcore but it's always executed with a conviction that's all it's own and never plagiarised. Last but not least we have percussionist Josh Drolet. Now this guy deserves some credit for putting together one of the first fully triggered drum kit's that actually sounds truly killer and quite natural. That's not to say that the producer here didn't have a hand in mixing him just right to give his bass drums a nice clean click but also making you feel the impact, oh yes, it's all about natural feel and impact here. Josh executes a performance that's the perfect match of hardware and skin adding all the flourishes to make he arrangements interesting. This man unleashes one of the consistently fast blast beats I've ever heard in all my 18 years as a fan of death metal. True, he is not yet exceeding the general speed or technicality of veterans by the likes of Dave Culross (Malevolent Creation) or Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), but his style and performance is extremely proficient and hinting at unlimited potential to come. The man is simply a monster on the drums. To sum up the experience of this album would be to say that what you get here is extremely brutal, undeniably barbaric, intelligent hack n' slash death metal with incredibly sharp, clear, loud, in-your-face heavy production all performed at a level far above the competition. I am telling you now as a fan that's heard it all before but still finds himself reaching for his Tomb of The Mutilated, Effigy of The Forgotten, World Downfall, or Into The Grave discs when he needs a fix of top shelf sickness, that Perverse Depraved Indifference stands up perfectly well to any of those classics and many others from death metal's glory days but this is not 1991 it's 2007 and yeah, that's what I was starting to think was impossible. Not anymore.