Lymphatic Phlegm - Show-Off Cadavers - The Anatomy Of Self Display review

Band: Lymphatic Phlegm
Album: Show-Off Cadavers - The Anatomy Of Self Display
Release date: 2008

01. Detailed Bypass Surgical Procedure (Whole Vena-Cava Anastomosis)
02. Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease VS. Cadaveric Dura-Mater Grafts
03. Y
04. Forensic Evidences - Detailed Entomological Calculations (Rear Maggots To Adulthood To Identify Species) A P.M.I. Preview By Cadaveric Fauna Analysis
05. Miscarriage Conceptions In Obstetricia
06. Gynaeccological Sickness [Pathologist cover]
07. An Undergo Post-Mortem Exam (Brought Into The Autopsy Suite)
08. Phagocyte Dysfunctions By The Increasing Of Bacterial Infections Incidence
09. Compulsive Concupiscentia Of Pathologist
10. Pneumo-diffusion Dysfunctions For Anatomo-Pathological Abnormalities Of The Diffusing Membranes
11. ...With The Rib Cage And All Major Organs Removed The Cadaver Was... (Stitched Up By A Mortuary Personnel)
12. Malignant Obstruction Of The Bilious Efflux In The Chronic Cholecystitis
13. (TIPS) Trans-Jugular Intra-Hepatic Porta-Systemic Shunts
14. Impressive Hands-On - The Senior Pathologist's Autopsy Technique
15. Profuse Hemorrhage From The Bottom Esophagus Sub-Mucous Varicosity
16. Insalubrious Formation Of The Collateral Blood Vases In The Whole Gastro-Enterological Tract

We really had to wait a very long time for this album to see the light, 5 years to be precise, damn even my marriage died in less time for crying out loud...of course the fans of the band were invited to hear tons of splits while waiting, but most of them were really hard to find and others had a very sucky side-band. So, 5 years alright, were they worthwhile?

The quick answer would be "yes they were", but there's much more surrounding that statement; while this is a very good Goregrind album, the band sounds a little different as a whole, so it might be a good CD but it isn't a great or outstanding follow-up, their debut "Pathogenesis Infest Phlegmsepsia" was 3 times as polished and twice as grotesque as this new piece, it sounds odd but it seems that the band went few steps backwards with this album and not the other way around.

Still, the music in "Show-off Cadavers…" is more brutal than actual phagocyte dysfunctions or whatever medical term we can think of, there are tons of blast-beats, fast as hell riffs and all those things found in most of their late splits; it's also a more mature album when it comes to the layout and lyrical content, Lymphatic Phlegm went for the bizarrely scientific approach for their Gore, so instead of opening cadavers to fuck and slice the remains, they prefer to talk about the clinical and functional aspects of god knows what…it might sound a little "nerdy" but it surely works in most levels, reading the booklet is just a very interesting experience to say the least.

The imagery is also not as disgusting as before though, if you have seen that Roy Glover exhibition then this won't scare your guts, I'm not sure if those are the same figures inside this booklet but they look similar and quite once again, their scientific and "nerdy" approach gets highlighted...

So anyway, this is a very good and entertaining Goregrind album, it might not be the amazingly intense follow-up that most of us were waiting for (we are still waiting for a human drummer too), but the music is very intense and quite raw, it's just extremely brutal metal that breaks your bowels and makes you feel sick and quite's surely a very good addition to any goregrind collection.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 9
Production: 7

Written by Herzebeth | 09.02.2008



Comments: 3   Visited by: 52 users
11.02.2008 - 00:40
Fuck! I didn't even know they were coming out with new material. I'll check this out ASAP.
09.07.2009 - 00:10
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I love Lymphatic Phlegm's combination of goregrind musical style and black metal-type riffing, and this album is my favorite from them, as it shows that they have reached musical maturity.

Note: by "black metal-type riffing", I'm talking about how the guitar chords have this sort of echo effect that adds atmosphere to the music. By no means does the album sound like black metal.
21.01.2012 - 22:55
Mr. Doctor
Written by Guest on 09.07.2009 at 00:10

I love Lymphatic Phlegm's combination of goregrind musical style and black metal-type riffing, and this album is my favorite from them, as it shows that they have reached musical maturity.

Late comment but what the hell:
I'm listening to their debut and I'm quite impressed not only because the stuff is good but also because what you said it's true... There's a kind of black metal production going on with their music that I find really interesting with the genre this band plays. Quite original.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.

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