Released: 2000, Unique Leader Records
Reviewer: Nathan Robinson
Judging from the band’s name and the album title, I pretty much expected brutal death metal. And that’s what this is! Want to freak out your co-workers? Crank this album in the office at maximum volume! Yes, Disgorge takes no prisoners with She Lay Gutted, one of the most brutal, heavy, and intense albums I’ve heard in a while (along with Deeds of Flesh). There’s really nothing new or unique going on here. Disgorge sound an awful lot like Suffocation. The guitar work is impressive, and furious, as well as the drumming. What I admire most is their composition. Songs are chock full of riffs and variations in tempo to give the album a technical feel. Variety is a precious thing in death metal. The vocals are inhumanly low, and I swear this guy uses vocal effects to achieve his goal. Just like Deeds of Flesh, Disgorge have produced their album by themselves. So the end result is a rough, thick, and heavy sound. I love it! I think there is good balance overall too. The guitars are drums can be heard even during the blast sections. And I think Diego Sanchez has done a killer job at double-tracking the guitars to give the impression of two guitarists. And because the vocals are so low, they almost just act as another instrument. And take a wild stab at the lyrical subject matter. Overall, the songs tend to sound the same. But with all technical and punishing affairs, it takes several listens to get the hang of what’s going on. And this is quite a short album. Nine songs in twenty-four minutes! So it’s good for a swift kick in the ass! When it comes to gore, bands like Disgorge have so much more to offer than shit bands like Mortician.
Fans of Disgorge and Deeds of Flesh should be one and the same, really, as the bands have much in common. Check these guys out if you just can’t get enough brutal death! Check out Unique Leader Records’ web site at http://www.uniqueleader.com
for information and some Disgorge samples!