GOREROTTED - A New Dawn For the Dead
Released: June 13th, 2005 | Label: Metal Blade | Rating: 8/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Target

01. ...And Everything Went Black
02. Pain As a Prelude to Death
03. Nervous Gibbering Wreck
04. Adding Insult to Injury
05. Fable of Filth
06. Dead Drunk
07. A Very Grave Business
08. Horrorday in Haiti
09. Selection and Dissection of Parts for Resurrection

I liked the first Gorerotted album quite a bit and I also found Only Tools and Corpses to be quite good. I recently received the new and third album A New Dawn For the Dead from the British gorefreaks. At first I thought it appaered to be disappointing, but after several listens it began to grow on me, and now I find it to be up to par with their previous works and perhaps slightly better. One thing that struck immediately was that there's not a single intro on the album. The small and hilarious intros are gone. At first I missed them, and I actually still do to a degree now that I come to think of it. The reason why is that they add variation and provide a bit of breathing-room in between all the savagery. The music sounds somewhat different this time around, but it still sounds unmistakably like Gorerotted, which means a hybrid between Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Carcass. In other words; Gorerotted is still one big cliché, but that doesn't really change the fact that they are good at what they are doing.

Actually the more I listen to A New Dawn For the Dead, the more evident it becomes that the band have taken a step forward in their song writing. Particularly three songs, "Nervous Gibbering Wreck", "Adding Insult to Injury" and "Horrorday in Haiti", stand out due to their catchiness, but the remaining songs are worthwhile too. The production is fairly clear and at the same time dirty and juicy. It sounds odd, I know, but it's the truth. A New Dawn For the Dead brings as you've probably already figured out, nothing new to the genre, but it's nevertheless still a solid release that can stand several listens without losing its vitality and appeal.

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