AMPUTATED – Dissect, Molest, Ingest

AMPUTATED – Dissect, Molest, Ingest

If you’re a fan of anything extreme then look no further as it simply doesn’t get better than this. Dissect, Molest, Ingest is effectively the result of several years of death metal evolution.  

Possessing both intricate, technical fretwork and fast aggression of unparalleled proportions, this album is 34 minutes of the finest brutal death metal you’re likely to ever hear.

With plenty of crime scene quotes and murderous monologues, this is definitely not an album for the faint-hearted. However if you can make it past Body Of Work, a minute long intro discussing cannibalism, necrophiliacs and other such pleasantries, then prepare yourself for an audio battering like you’ve never encountered before.

Every track on this album charges at you full pelt. There is no farting about with song intros or egotistical solos here. Every track aims straight for the jugular with fantastic, groove-heavy riffs, blast beats and rottweiler growls. Listening to Dissect, Molest, Ingest is like doing ten rounds with Muhammed Ali in his prime. Just as one song finishes and your ears start to recover from the assault, the next track smacks you right in the jaw.

Every song on the album is astounding, but the one track that really encapsulates the essence of Dissect, Molest, Ingest is The Local Flavour. It is impossible to listen to this and not get that overwhelming urge to windmill. The well placed tempo changes throughout the track balance the heavy, underlying groove which is present throughout.

Another brilliant technique used on Dissect, Molest, Ingest is the use of pausing in vocals. Gleed has wisely opted not to bark incessantly from start to finish but to instead insert powerful chunks of a variety of guttural growls throughout each song. This technique is excellent as it makes the vocals a prominent and aggressive feature on the album and not something that can blend into the background noise.

Amputated’s progression as a band is evident with the release of Dissect, Molest, Ingest. As previously mentioned, they literally are the result of a perfect death metal and band evolution. It is clear from this release that their days of basic brutality and pig vocals are behind them and instead they have created a much more relentless and technical sound.

Don’t go expecting nine minute long epitaphs and excessive solos either. Amputated have managed to strike a pleasing balance between refining their sound yet still staying true to their brutal death roots. Dissect, Molest, Ingest is a triumphant tour de force of an album. It’s faultless. There is not one weak track or even one track that isn’t as phenomenal as the other. This album possesses a level of powerful aggression and groove akin to that of Cannibal Corpses’ 2009 Evisceration Plague. Only with a much more gore-focused and brutal edge.

This album is wonderful, heavy beyond all comprehension and should be listened on repeat for about a month by anyone with a taste for anything gore-geous.

It can’t be praised enough.