Regurgitate - Sickening Bliss review

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Band: Regurgitate
Album: Sickening Bliss
Release date: 2006

01. Bliss
02. Abducens Eminence
03. Euphoric State Of Butchery
04. Cocoon Of Filth
05. Putrid Serenity
06. Tenderizing The Malformed
07. Violent Necrophilic Climax
08. Cavernous Sores
09. Reborn In Latrinic Ecstasy
10. Bleed On Me
11. Gutrot Hogfrenzy
12. Undying Lust For Cadaverous Molestation
13. Battered With A Brick
14. Devoured By Ghouls
15. Addiction (An Unconditional Love For Blasphemous Perversions)
16. (We Are) Sadistic Hateful Scum
17. Worm Eater
18. Perish In Blood
19. Upheaval Of Human Entrails
20. Bathed In Feculence
21. Bestial Sons Of Devastation
22. Defile
23. Deterioration Of Grated Genitals
24. Excremental Investment
25. Hacksaw Hysterectomy
26. Catatonic Possession

Regurgitate is a band that used to have a huge fanbase if I'm not mistaken; they've released a lot of incredible Goregrind albums that many times broke the archetype of the genre. "Carnivorous Erection" is, to this day, one of the most intense grinding albums of modern metal and their tons of splits became cult CD's in the scene. So now, after a horrid album called "Deviant", they released "Sickening Bliss" trying to recover their old status back…once again they failed.

This new effort is just half-baked; it has really good songs though and there are enough interesting moments for it to be a "good album", but when you're talking about a band like Regurgitate a "good album" it's not enough. If you were able to deliver one of the best albums in Goregrind history, then you have to try harder indeed, but it seems like this year wasn't a good one for Regurgitate as I haven't heard one single good comment on this release, I don't see people saying "Uh! the new Regurgitate is indeed sickening bliss duhuuhu!*dork laughs* " and on the contrary, I just see people saying "What the fuck happened to this band?".

The album is strong, the tracks are pummeling strikes and the music itself is brutal as fuck. But we already have thousands of bands doing that same crap over and over again, we don't need another Cattle Decapitation rip-off and there are enough Carcass-worship bands in this world to feed every single kid in Africa. We need brutality mixed with originality for crying out loud.

Anyway, this is another Goregrind album, if you're a fan of the band and you have everything Regurgitate buy it…if you don't, skip it as it's just a half-decent album by what used to be a great band.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 6
Production: 8

Written by Herzebeth | 06.12.2006



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06.12.2006 - 23:47
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Carnivorous Erection is so fucking amazing, one of the few goregrind albums I really enjoy.

Just play it and start freaking out to his ubervocals and thoose catchy riffs. A shame that I dont like any other release from them though :/ Doubt I will like this one....
26.07.2007 - 22:12
I wasn't a fan of Regurgitate, before this album, because I didn't even know them back then. I must say I really enjoy this album. The vocals are really brutal, and it contains some killer songs. At least, in my opinion.

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