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  • Regurgitate - Effortless Regurgitation

    Regurgitate - Effortless Regurgitation
    1999 Relapse Records


Regurgitate - Effortless Regurgitation

1999 Relapse Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-09-04

Regurgitate are one of the cult grind bands, having been around for quite a while and releasing "music" similar in scope to early Carcass or Napalm Death. Before I give my healthy opinion on this album and the grind genre in general, let's give the specs. 63 tracks in 56 minutes, and that ladies and gentlemen, may be all the information you need to make your decision. No, these aren't slow, drippy love songs, nor are they well thought out technologically superior odes to satan. What this really is are raw, naked ideas. Riffs created and presented almost one at a time. Why do this? Why just take the first thing that pops into your head and throw it on tape? Well, maybe you prefer Delacroix to Picasso, but they're both artists, aren't they? One choosing to refine and present a masterpiece of time, talent and love, the other warping perceived conception and forming a new sphere of influence. The question then just comes down to the type of stuff that you want to hear. If 10 second blasts of noise aren't your bag, or having to sift through 3 tracks to catch an incredible riff, don't even try Regurgitate. But, if you dig primal screams, raw intensity and naked aggression, this is a veritable goldmine for you to discover. For me, I left this stuff at the door a long time ago (with the first Napalm/Carcass releases, along with Larm, Heresy and others of that ilk), and it doesn't do for me what it once did. I can still appreciate what is being done here though, and there ARE some truly inspiring moments here, I just am a little more refined in my old age though I guess. Something to be said for raw creativity though, and at least this drummer (Peter from Face Down/Entombed) is really playing this shit!