WHORETOPSY - They Did Unspeakable Things
GENRE: Brutal death metal
LABEL: Torture Music Records
YEAR: March 13th, 2012
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Torture Music Records
Whoretopsy is an Australian five-piece. The music is slamming death metal in the vein of Abominable Putridity, Ingested and Visceral Disgorge. To be honest it's all very run-of-the-mill type of death metal. It's all been done and heard before, that of course doesn't automatically make it bad, and in a way it isn't. However the song-writing could have been a little more interesting.
It's obvious that the five-pieces try to be brutal, heavy and at the same time be diverse. Mostly it works, but the main problem on They Did Unspeakable Things is the lack of catchy riffs or parts. Sure there are plenty of slam parts and groovy elements, but the problem is that none of it is particularly memorable. There are glimpse of catchiness on "Voyeurism", "Cardiac Defecation" and the closer "Human Error", but nothing that makes a greater difference.
Something I find to be a huge plus is that the band apparently has made the different intros themselves and not just used something from a crappy movie. The production isn't bad, but I miss a more organic type of sound as it feels a bit sterile and artificial.
They Did Unspeakable Things is a I started out by writing a standard effort, but if you just can't get enough of slam death metal, then I suggest you give Whoretopsy a chance as I think the band do have potential.