Gutted Alive - Human Taxidermy - Reviewed By heavymusichq ! check it out https://heavymusichq.com/heavy-music-hq-album-reviews-week-of-september-1-2023/
Human Taxidermy, the latest from New York brutal deathsters Gutted Alive, has really aggressive riffs. The music is very raw and features a good degree of chugging riffing and pounding drumming. Where the album falters is in its generic nature that makes the songs sound very much the same. This permeates the album and prevents it from ever really taking off in any fashion.
The positive aspect is that that the sort of butchery theme makes the campy feeling of the album more appealing with a cheesy nature some may find interesting. There is enough shock value to draw the listener in, but this isn’t anything special. It is simply a fairly generic brutal death metal album.
Release Date: September 2nd, 2023
FFO: Cannibal Corpse, Gorerotted, Dehumanized
Location: Rochester, NY USA
Gutted Alive was started in Rochester, NY in 2012 as The Gutted. Ryan Michael (vocals) and Jason Acquilano (guitar, vocals) were shortly joined by Brandon Graves (drums) and Mike Sloma (bass). Shortly before signing to CDN Records they changed to Gutted Alive. Adam Shampine joined on bass in 2017 following Mike's departure. In 2020 Joe Tash replaced Adam, and in 2021 Rick Smith joined on second guitar. Fans of brutally fast riffs and mean grooves; their music is intense and catchy. Now dropping their fourth album titled "Human Taxidermy" with CDN Records, Gutted Alive continues to push forward in the medium and explore macabre subjects.
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