Chicago's Gorgasm continue from where they left off with their previous CD Bleeding Profusely and they haven't exactly slowed down or made any compromises on their second full-length Masticate to Dominate. A CD that shows Gorgasm still know how to create savage and brutal death metal which brings to mind bands like Suffocation and Gorguts.
The arrangements and structures are based upon the classic formulas, making much of it predictable. But nonetheless the CD is full of cool breaks, fast grinding riffs, slower heavy parts and of course plenty of blast beats making it a varied and deadly effort. The songs are kept fairly short making them even more intense and brutal. Masticate to Dominate is a lesson in pure and utter violence; a lesson that will not soon be forgotten. Just listen to songs such as "Stitched Oral Asphyxia", "Concubine of Despise" and "Deadfuck" and don't tell me you're not convinced. The production is fairly clear, yet heavy and brutally raw, accompanying the music perfectly.
Masticate to Dominate is among the better releases of 2003 and fans of sickening and twisted death metal shouldn't pass on this one.