Grotesqueuphoria | Conquered by Corruption

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Conquered by Corruption

by Grotesqueuphoria

Brutal death grind metal sickos sophomore effort. Conjuring images of lifes horrors. Like assault wielding soldiers in body armor put to music.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Death Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Persecutions Call
4:06 $0.99
2. One Thousand Churches Will Burn
3:18 $0.99
3. Three million Dead
5:32 $0.99
4. Embracing Death
4:15 $0.99
5. Outro
2:09 $0.99
6. Psychotic Paroxysm
2:22 $0.99
7. Living Abortion
4:05 $0.99
8. Conquered by Corruption
4:11 $0.99
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Album Notes
Rising from the infested gutters of Long Island comes the much anticipated offering from NY's brutal death/ grind metal sickos, Grotesqueuphoria. "Conquered by Corruption" contains eight tracks which launchers the listener into a chaotic trip of pure old school death metal with technical overtones sure to satisfy fans of Gorguts, Human Remains and Immolation. Playing throughout the late 90s under the former names of Butchery and Exuviate, the band members have made a series of offerings which were well received by the metal scene.

The group have delivered a "raw cult" video of the track "Cursed to Live" from their 2001 self-released debut album, "Euphoric Discordance", at their official web site. Check it out at this location.



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Anti-Xtian, destructive grind from the Morbid Angel school of death metal. Impre
These guys play a pretty right on old school death metal. The vocals are low shouted grunts and growls, but they are understandable in many parts. The lyrics tend towards the anti-xtian and of course there are themes of destruction and demise. These are well constructed songs, with a variety of tempo changes, nice interludes, great guitar solos, accoustic/ clean pieces, and fine build up of tension. The band also makes great use of sound bytes to introduce and flesh out songs. These guys go fast, but they aren't hyper-speed. The focus doesn't seem to be speed for the sake of speed. These guys are pretty hard, but they probably wouldn't be a band that you'd catagorize in the "brutal" pile. There are some nice mosh rifs and rhythmic parts. The axemanship is high quality, especially the solos. These guys aren't a direct rip by any measure, but they probably come from the Morbid Angel school of death metal. I'm very impressed by this band's ability to take some time, write interesting songs, use elements that are a little outside their stylistic "box," and create a vivd and more appreciable piece of work. These guys layer it on like the pros. You can tell that they care about their craft.

Michael Eden c/o Possessed Zine

Hm, finally some extreme stuff again after I had almost just doombands the last time. Since 1995 these guys are making noise and were named "Sanguinary Carnage", later "Butchery" and now under this banner they play with bands such as "Deicide", "Immolation", "Krisiun", "Internalt Bleeding" and many others. Later they were named "Exuviate" and since 2001 "Grotesqueuphoria".
This stuff is from the year 2003. The quartet from New York could have really spend a bit more money for the production because the music is inherently somehow good. Unfortunatly makes the production the listening a bit hard partly even if I've heard much worse bands. Pleasant brutal Death Metal or Death/Grind which as said before can convince you from it's playing because he's brutal but also technical challenging. And always old school which I really like. Reminds you of the old heroes. For those who like bands such as Gorguts, Human Remains and Immolation I can recomend to check out Grotesqueuphoria. Sounds nicely oldfashioned and like bands mentioned before just with more grind. Really tasty. To bad that the production does not keep up with the rest.

Note: This review didn't got butchered due to it's translation. The syntax in German is as worse as it is here. Didn't want to ruin this masterpiece.

Keith Russo c/o Metal Maniacs

Brutal grinding metal. For fans of Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation and Immolation.
A James Earl Jones clip from 1982's Conan the barbarian kicks off the half hour of lowbrow, but effective death metal that is Conquered by Corruption. This is straight death metal all the way, sort of like the evil basement version of Malevolent Creation, or maybe Immolation injected with a hint of New york brutality. It's not about lightning speed every step of the way, and you're not going to be wallopped with an array of crunchy slam riffs, but the boys in Grotesque do a great job of blending sinister mid tempo guitar work with faster brutal riffs that perfectly match the slayed growled vocals. Throughout the labum's eight tracks you only get one break; the two minute instrumental placed in the middle. Other than that its simple staccato presentation of good solid metal.
"Persecution's Call" makes it obvious that you're going to be listening to this cd as if it were covered with a cardboard box, or maybe stashed behind a wall of foam. Thats not a knock on the production values because the production actually perfectly suits the albums overall style of grit, street riots, and cold manipulative politics. Nothing about the plodding riffs or deliberate bursts of high pitched guitar work gives any sense of the fantastic so there wont be too many black metal masses happening to Grotesqueuphoria's tracks. Instead the solid almost obscured drumming and hoarse vocals conjure images of lifes real horrors, the disasters, diseases and discontent that plague the world with no sugar coating or punches pulled. If machine guns and grenades appeal to you more than corpsepaint and battle axes than you have a winner here. "Three Million Dead" is a good example of the lumbering mid tempo malice of "Conquered by Corruption." The opening riffs though missing the sharp cutting edge of crisp production nevertheless get the job done as they assault the ears with the grace of a sledgehammer. Theres some repetitive early days of Cannibal Corpse style riffs here if you care to listen, and muddled speed picking that could almost fit a Morbid Angel tune. "Embracing Death" follows with a faster more dissonant that gives way to pissed off power chords and artificial harmonics though somehow the overall sound of the tracks and the overall album is so remarkable consistent that you wont really be jarred by anything other than the instrumental piece at the halfway mark. "Psychotic Paraxism" exhibits some of Corruption's fastest riffs before delivering what can be called an Immolation moment, and "Living Abortion" is where the brutal death metal truly bares its teeth in an interesting mixture that's more consistent than one might think.
The album art featuring some kind of demonic alien nails into planet earth might fool someone into thinking this disc is something it's not, but the back is exactly what you'll find in the music. The gruesome collage of photos representing GG Allin, Johnny Cash and various snapshots of killers and terrorists and general bloody messes should give any potential listener a great idea of what to expect (If Oda Hussein's post mortem pics arent your thing you may want to take a pass on this one). All those hoping for something that sounds like the march of assault wielding soldiers in body armor put to music need look no further.