Released: 2005, Neurotic Records
It was only two months ago now that I reviewed Prostitute Disfigurement’s debut album, EMBALMED IN MADNESS, and here I am with album #3. No, the band isn’t unleashing albums as fast as a teenage whore has babies; the debut was just re-released this year by Unmatched Brutality. It’s actually been 4 years since that debut was released but for me, it’s only been a few months since I heard it and because of that it’ll be easier for me to notice any growth in the band’s music… that is, if there was any.
LEFT IN GRISLY FASHION isn’t all that much different than what I heard from the band on EMBALMED IN MADNESS. This is meat and potatoes “brutal” death metal, akin to bands like Cannibal Corpse, Severe Torture, and just about any band on Unmatched Brutality. Some things I have noticed in this album versus the band’s debut is that the production is certainly better (cleaner) and the drum sound is better but there’s little to no growth here, well, that’s not entirely true as I think there might be a bigger hint of modern Cannibal Corpse (yes, there’s a difference between old and new Cannibal Corpse!) here and there.
For the most part the album plods along between blastbeat laden unintelligible growls with tremolo guitar and mid-paced “chugga chugga” riffing. The short write up I received with the album mentions “individually recognisable death metal tracks” but I honestly couldn’t tell any of these songs apart, and I doubt that if you played me one song from this album, one song from EMBALMED IN MADNESS, one song from the last Cannibal Corpse, and another some other brutal dm band I wouldn’t be able to tell you who’s who.
One thing I can commend on this album is the lead guitar work. Many of the solos here cut through the music so well and unlike some bands in this style, it’s not just random chaotic crap that attempts to accent the “brutality” and “chaos” of the music, many times it’s actually rather melodic.
Prostitute Disfigurement is just another generic death metal band among thousands. There’s nothing here that would make me say, “yes you should try it”, unless you’re absolutely dead set on finding your next source of brutality… but really, why get this when you probably already have a few albums that sound exactly like it? Especially when you could just burn a copy of that album, write “Prostitute Disfigurement” on it and get the same result with a couple bucks still in your wallet?