BRUTAL DEATH METAL | ANKARA/ TURKEY
RELEASED VIA EXTREMINAL PRODUCTIONS IN 2011
I’m not the biggest fan of the gore metal scene, as I think it’s swamped with thousands of amateur and ridiculous bands who produce ‘music’ without one single ounce of originality. Despite this I took the opportunity to take on Drain of Impurity’s ‘Human Anatomy’ album for two reasons. Firstly I fancied a change from all the black metal and secondly after a little research I found that this is the side project of Batu, the vocalist for Turkish gore death metallers Cenotaph. Cenotaph are one of the few bands who I actually really like and who stand above the rest of the mediocrity that is the gore metal scene.
So, with semi-high hopes I plunge into the album head first. In somewhat typical style, there’s an intro containing some dialogue from some horror film, I’m not sure which, and then the first track comes in.
Oh dear…. It’s another one of those albums. Essentially Drain of Impurity produce thin and electronic sounding gore/death with horrible programmed drums, a guitar sound that sounds as digital as you can possibly imagine and to cap it all off, toilet monster vocals.
I’m a big fan of Cock and Ball Torture who are kind of leaders in this genre, and somehow manage to do it very well, with memorable riffs and a good groove, but Drain of Impurity have nothing memorable, no groove, no nothing. It’s just pointless and crap, sorry!
I see no benefit in going into individual songs as there are no better or worse ones. Perhaps Batu sees this band as a joke, and deep down he’s laughing at all the idiots listening to it? Regardless, I’d suggest he stick with Cenotaph, who I still believe are a great band.
Some kudos is given, purely because time has been taken to cut out cool snippets of dialogue from some horror films which I’m sure I recognise, and the parts used were particularly amusing in places. [2/10 – JOHN DOE]