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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: 4/5

Review online: February 4, 2009
Reviewed by: Jason Cominetto
Readers Rating
Within the Weak and the Wounded

Rated 2.29/5 (45.71%) (7 Votes)

Within the Weak and Wounded shows Corporectomy standing out among the nearly endless onslaught of cookie-cutter Brutal Death Metal bands. Their sound is not all too original, but their musicianship and technicality make Corporectomy much more listenable than most other bands in its genre.

First off, the sound quality on the EP is great. In fact, I don't think I have heard many bands of this genre come close to recording a thing as finely layered at this EP. Everything from the vocals to the drums are distinct and separate from the other instruments on the album, eliminating that muddy sound the tracks usually get when the mixing is not done properly.

The vocals as a whole are nothing new, but they do their justice by keeping up the brutality and force set up by the guitars. Pig squeals and guttural growls are not uncommon, and while they fit the music greatly, sometimes they can get outrageous (many times the vocalist sounds like he is merely grabbing his lips and making ridiculous noises whilst sucking in). The guitars sound so distorted and heavy, yet so precise and technical, that the riffs they churn out end up being a lot more diverse than many other bands in this genre can produce, without going over the top into incomprehensible Grindcore territory. Just as good as the guitars are the drums, which are unbelievably fast and accurate to the point where it is mind blowing.

Within the Weak and Wounded may not be for everyone though. Sometimes the songs tend to sound alike and the stereotypical vocals will turn many listeners off. However, those willing to sit down and give this EP a few listens will definitely find something worth listening to.

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