A mere couple of decades or so since they first formed, this début album is long overdue.
The band have a strong modern and professional production that makes their short bursts of carnage sound immense.
I do enjoy a good bit of Deathgrind; I like the winning combination of short, violent music with the added brutal riffing of Death Metal that allows for a bit more depth and variety than some purely Grindcore bands offer. This describes Putrid Offal well as they strike a good balance between the two styles throughout the 29 minutes playing time.
The band play rhythmic Deathgrind with enough blast to keep anyone happy. A good selection of riffs are deployed mercilessly and the fun never ends. It’s not all blood and gore though as they insert a few interesting ideas here and there to keep things fresh, such as the background choral chants on Garroting Way or the atmospheric melodics on Repulsive Corpse.
The deep growls are surgical in their assault; they’re focused, tight and sound supremely confident. Higher, wet screams join the party on occasion as well because who doesn’t enjoy some quality throat-shredding?
Sounding absurdly relevant and energised, this is Goregrind for the 21st century; assured, devastating and murderously capable.
Best get out of their way, as Putrid Offal have come to carve up the opposition.