Six long years on from the merciless assault that was Meathook‘s Facing Deformity album, the Gonzales brothers (alongside guitarist Robin Mack) are back with Crypts, Coffins, Corpses, their third album of aural artillery and barbaric brutal death metal!
So what’s been occurring during those lean, meat-less years?
Well, if the likes of the sickeningly brutal “Awaiting Terror” and “Awakened By The Stench” are anything to go by, it would appear that Meathook have been sharpening their tools of terror and revelling in all manner of depravity.
You know the deal, right? Gore, death, torture are all dissected amidst a framework of ridiculous gutturals, hyper-speed percussion and the usual onslaught of murderous, bloodthirsty riffs meaning Meathook are clinically efficient at what they do.
But that’s where our commentary ends. Aside from grisly, semi-amputated limbs and organs, there’s really not much more to cling onto! Meathook are a brutal death metal band. Their songs are brutal. Their song titles are brutal. Their imagery is brutal….the whole fuckin’ thing is off the (meat) hook BRUTAL!
So, in that sense, they’ve succeeded admirably and those enamoured with the relentless aural battery of this genre will surely take Crypts, Coffins, Corpses to their eviscerated hearts. The rest of us, could probably take it or leave it! 6/10
MEATHOOK – CRYPTS, COFFINS, CORPSES
LABEL: UNMATCHED BRUTALITY RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: 01 JANUARY 2019