Released: 2015, Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Reviewer: Aaron Yurkiewicz
Garden State grind merchants Organ Dealer only released their first demo last year, but their recently released full length debut, VISCERAL INFECTION, is arguably the sleeper hit of the 2015. Studying and culling the finer points of scene heroes like Nasum, Lock Up, Pig Destroyer, and Phobia, Organ Dealer hits the body hard, fast, and unapologetically, while still retaining a sense of musical complexity.
The 12 tracks on VISCERAL INFECTION are microcosms of intensity; whether the tune is 40 seconds or 2 minutes, there’s a carefully crafted song structure that’s deployed with a hyper vigilant sense of discipline. The riffs are surprisingly crisp, trading the traditional wall of noise for more complex arrangements. Time signatures within any given tune often jump from first to fourth gear without notice, but it’s handled masterfully. Organ Dealer isn’t afraid to ease off the accelerator when necessary, either; “Anencephaly” is just as happy to settle into a stomping groove as “Piss and Gasoline” is as happy to melt your face.
With the volume of grindcore that seems to get released every week, it’s easy to lose sight of the really good stuff. Make no mistake, Organ Dealer is the really good stuff.