Released: 2004, Spikefarm Records
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
Here it is ... an album full of slime, vomit, puss and excrement. 24 songs containing all of those aforementioned topics, served exclusively on a plate made of a rotting flesh. The To Separate The Flesh From The Bones butcher team has kind of made their own Grindcore version out of Slayer’s classic REIGN IN BLOOD album, at least if the running time of the album can work out as any sort of indicator. 27:23 minutes, 24 songs, so I guess that doesn’t leave much space for explaining, does it?
The band started their career with a ruthlessly butchering 10-song mini-CD (less than 10 minutes in total length!) FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROT earlier this year. They continue on their debut full-length album and by no means in any less gently or tamed way. It has already become evident that both late 80ìs and early 90ìs Grindcore is where these guys get their hugest inspiration from. When you listen to UTOPIA SADISTICA, you get easily associated with the early works of such Grindcore pioneers as Carcass, Extreme Noise Terror, Nausea, Repulsion and of course Napalm Death. Especially the latter mentioned noise gods, Napalm Death’s influence comes through on UTOPIA SADISTICA strongly and most clearly. Now I was of course referring to the early Napalm Death stuff and not to their more Death Metal orientated era.
High-octane killing habits for some intense sonic slaughtering is unquestionably running through these guys veins more rapidly than shit deep inside of your own bowels. The songs have instantly murderous values on UTOPIA SADISTICA. The whole album reeks of a sheer old-school Grindcore nirvana which many will surely find heart-warming.
Oh, the album also features a couple of “guest starts” on backing vocals and those two particular guest voices do sound actually kind of familiar for an experienced Grindcore freak ... ;)