This new vinyl release Exquisite Cadaveric Hormon Cocktails from Swiss goregrind sickos Embalming Theatre is actually not so new, content-wise that is. The material is taken from their 2004 MCD Hormones From the Dead [released by No Escape Records] and from their 2002 Split Organ split CD with Torture Incident [released by Reverb Productions]. I will not go into any deeper analyse of side A as I've already recently reviewed Hormones From the Dead elsewhere on these pages. Side B is for my concern a new and fresher encounter. It's obvious that this is an older recording than the aforementioned Hormones From the Dead and it's very clear that the band have improved quite a bit since. The songs are great, but a bit messy compared to Hormones From the Dead and the same goes for the production.
Their somewhat simplistic death metal or goregrind if you like, has a lot of charm, but what I miss on the older stuff is the samples because they just add that extra something to the whole thing [like on Hormones From the Dead], but apart from that little thing which I able to abstract from there's really nothing to complain about here. Embalming Theatre wraps it all up with a splendid cover of the old Terrorizer song "Fear of Napalm". A nice little detail is the cover artwork which is taken from both the MCD and the split CD. Exquisite Cadaveric Hormon Cocktails doesn't offer anything new music-wise if you already have both the other releases, but if you want something slightly special then this definitely not the worst thing to get.