SPLATTERHOUSE - THE HOUSE THAT DEAD BUILT - RAZORBACK
In a sense, it is too bad that Splatterhouse has adopted the comic/gore/movie sample approach. The Oregon trio is very good and the songs impress without fail. The band has two different ways of expressing its depravity. The heavy riffing segments are reminiscent of the old Bolt Thrower days when the Brits were grindcore and never death metal. In parallel, Splatterhouse's sound is dense and powerful. The faster portions are more like Carcass, and coupled with the dual-vocal expressions, could emanate from an Impaled album. The factor to keep in mind in either case is the high quality of the band's music which is quite versed for a band this young and unknown. The album's opener Baptizing The Dead is just a wall of sickening carnage, for example.
Goregrind fanatics should gulp this up. The album is that good. It is on Razorback so everyone should already be forewarned! - Ali "The Metallian"