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Review: Corporectomy - Within the Weak and the Wounded
Within the Weak and the Wounded

Label: Sevared Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 14:15
Tracks: 5
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: January 23, 2009
Reviewed by: Tony Augsburg
Readers Rating
Within the Weak and the Wounded

Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (6 Votes)

Most of the time when a band lacks originality, I usually seem to not like them because of that and usually they are not as good as their clones. But one thing that caught me off guard about this band is their ability to make things catchy. Now I don't necessarily care if the music is catchy, it of course is usually a plus and makes the music much more memorable. Some of the most common blast beats can be heard within this album; also the most common breakdowns. But on this EP Corporectomy use what they learned from others and figured out how to structure it into their own songs. With the unusual intro sample, the band already shows that they differ from what other Death Metal bands do. The intro sample does not bring fear, gruesomeness, or even shock, it is just fucking stupid. It was a good attempt at having a different one, but they obviously could have stuck with one that was funnier or offensive usually works.

They seem to have branded their own sound really, this does sound funny because I just said that the band uses really nothing original except for how they structure their songs. I guess another example of what I am thinking of is how Eluveitie use anything In Flames has ever done but obviously have their own touch to songwriting and extra elements. The thing is with Corporectomy is that they seem to have the perfect mixture of brutality and songwriting skill that can make me compare them to a band such as Belphegor - I guess it is a band example to use since they aren't too popular, but they know what they want to do and they accomplish it. The EP does remind me an awful lot of Necrophagia's album Divine Art of Torture because they have slower parts where it is a faster type breakdown and then switch to brutality and a great use of riffs to pummel the listener.

This EP took me probably about six or seven listens until I realized I actually like it. I usually give up on an album by that point. But since I was committed to reviewing this, I kept listening until I could formulate a complete opinion. I started to realize that it was good while sitting down in my room and actually focusing on the music instead of driving in my car, where of course a lot of music listening happens. So if you happen to find yourself listening to this EP and are having a hard time getting into it, just sit down and really listen to the music. Their use of guttural vocals, complex riff patterns, plentiful use of blast beats, and their use of breakdowns simulate a generic brutal Death Metal band; but this EP shows that with those elements of their predecessors that a band can still construct good music of their own ideas.

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