Monday, March 1, 2010

Gorguts - ...And Then Comes Lividity (1990)

Considering how Gorguts is responsible for four of the greatest death metal records ever and how their debut, Considered Dead, is an OSDM masterpiece it shouldn't come as a surprise that their demo ...And Then Comes Lividity is outrageously awesome. What is surprising, however, is how it has been completely overlooked even by enthusiasts of the group.

While their debut had a very dense and heavy sound this demo is sharp and clear. For a late 80s/early 90s demo the sound quality is great, not perfect but it complements the tracks excellently. As for the songs themselves, holy SHIT. The early Death influence is a bit clearer (though it is still distinctively Gorguts), especially on the three tracks which weren't rerecorded for Considered Dead, but the songwriting is much more impressive. There isn't much else to say, its everything that makes pre-Obscura Gorguts one of the most noteworthy OSDM bands in its earliest and roughest stages, blowing much of what that movement produced out of the water.


1 comment:

  1. I don't think that is the original demo cassette cover, as I copied it off someone when it was released. Pretty sure it was just the band's logo, black print, white j - card.
    If I am wrong, sorry.
    I am going to try to find the xerox I have of the original cover... and for some reason, also have a nagging feeling, that demop was received w/o a cover, so my friend made his own by xeroxing the Gorguts band logo off a gig flyer.

    I am noticing the trend of some metalheads compiling already known rehearsal,live and demo tapes into bootleg compilation cd's with their own artwork, but do not bother to label the mp3's. They strip the mp3's clean of data.

    is this to confuse? to hide their ignoarance of what the original cover art, or publicity pics accompanied the tapes?
    or yet again, youngsters trying to rewrite music history?

    I notice less people in their 40s who were part of the original thrash/death/black metal scenes are on-line to correct mistakes, but yet, there is an overwhelming amount of ex-hippies older than all of us, who are constantly telling anyone who is younger what really happened in the 1960s and what groups were influenced by who , etc....