Gruesome – Dimensions of Horror (Review)

GruesomeGruesome are a Death Metal band from the US. This is their latest EP.

Gruesome are a supergroup of sorts, made up of members who have a large amount of extreme metal experience and count many different bands as their current and ex-projects, including Exhumed, Possessed and Malevolent Creation.

After the massively enjoyable slab of Death-worship that was Savage Land, Gruesome return with more of the same on this new 20 minute EP. Well, it’s not completely true to say it’s just more of the same, actually; if Savage Land was Gruesome’s Leprosy, then Dimensions of Horror is their Scream Bloody Gore.

In some ways it’s tricky to review a release like this. Essentially, if you’re a fan of Death it’s hard not to be won over by Gruesome’s authentic hero-worship, especially when it’s pulled off as well as it is.

Given all of that, Dimensions of Horror sounds exactly as you would expect it to, and that’s no band thing. The Scream Bloody Gore influence extends even to the production, which is as old-school and as authentic as everything else about the band.

These 6 songs are an enjoyable foray into the earliest realms of death metal, done with nothing but love and respect. It would all be for nothing if the songs weren’t up to scratch though. Thankfully, as was also the case with Savage Land, this isn’t an issue, and the tracks here are both catchy and memorable.

Great big bloody fun.

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