|DisAgreement Online - http://www.disagreement.net
Yes, this is definitely one of the strongest grind core albums I
have ever heard. Regurgitate from Sweden have been founded way back
in 1990, and have released already a whole bunch of CDs and vinyls.
Just check out their cool homepage to get an overview of their creativity.
Hatefilled Vengeance is a new mini-album
that contains 18 songs with an average playing time below one minute.
The first 10 songs are re-recorded songs from the band's past, the
other ones are brand new. Titles like Vulva Fermentation,
Testicular Trauma or Emethic Jizz Treatment reveal
a mental relationship with grind gods Carcass, and this combined
with the small outburstish songs means that this is one of the fiercest
albums ever. And do not even dare to think that this is some kind
of unmusical chaos. The production is totally perfect, the songs
are played very tightly, with - and this may come as a surprise
- enough room for occasional doom parts and even some rock'n'rollish
elements, without the latter ever sounding cliché-laden.
You can tell I love this CD, and initially I
wanted to give it a good nine point rating, but come to think of
it, this is - next to Cattle Decapitation - the coolest and most
uncompromising grind as fuck I have heard in a long time. This,
plus the fact that this album doesn't allow you to become bored
(only gored) justifies a maximum rating in this case. (10/10)
Scream Webzine - http://www.silentscreamzine.com
The gore-godz Regurgitate are back with a 12" LP released by Putrid
Filth Conspiracy and repressed on Cd format by the mighty Relapse
rec. Half a come-back, as a matter of fact: the most of the songs
of "Hatefilled Vengeance" are taken from their first Cd and from
a demo of the same year, the both repressed by Relapse rec. a couple
of years ago. The new versions are very similar to the old one,
and the main differences are in the vocal parts and in a better
sound quality, thanks to Mr. Mieszko Talarczyk, brilliant as usual,
balancing the roaring guitar sound and the raw and dirty feeling
befitting a grind-gore band, while the help of another new "guru"
of extreme music like Scott Hull is just limited to the mastering
of the Cd. I don't know if the releasing of this new versions was
really necessary, anyway songs like "Vulva Fermentation" are always
a pleasure for the rotten ears of every grind-maniac... Let's talk
now about the most interesting part of this record, the brand new
songs: Regurgitate didn't twiddled their tumbles and these 8 new
songs confirm that their evolution keeps on the same fiery blaze
showed by their last album. The maniac drumming and the insane guitar-work
skewer the head of the listener, while Rikards fetches up who know
what rotting obscenity. Melting old school grind gore with the intensity
and the abrasive attitude of bands like Nasum, they bring to life
a sonic bloodshed, tougher than ever, eviller than ever. "Emethic
Jizz Treatment" is a fierce storm that blows away everything on
its path, "Hatefilled Vengeance" is a lesson in music severity and
"666 casualties" shows the creepy and gloomy side of Regurgitate,
but just as a prelude to another utter ravage. Maybe some fans of
the old Regurgitate will complain their detaching from the grind-gore
orthodoxy. As for me, I think that these few new song confirm these
Swedish freaks as one of the best grindcore outfit out there. I
keep on drooling, awaiting the next Regurgitate full length. (8.5/10)
Giuseppe La Bella
Regurgitate is one of the best things of their country. I like them
because they are raw. Simple but effective. A mixture of grind with
hardcore and punk influences, that is called crust. Regurgitate
major part is grind, savage and brutal, with that gorgeous inhuman
low tuned voice not easy to find in a pure grind band.
In this new mini-CD the band decided to be straighter
and not as crust or rocky as in their previous works, having more
balanced production is wich guitar is not as predominant as in "Carnivorous
Erection", their last work. Perhaps is most "core" based on rythmns,
but this fact makes their music more "catchy" (if we can say this
about a band that devastates in all the short songs!). Perfect adavance
of their forthcoming full-lenght album (imagine the number of songs
Webzine - http://www.nihilistic.ca.tc/
REGURGITATE (Swe) Hatefilled vengeance MCD'02 RELAPSE. The most
known of the swedish butchers are back with a new 10' that will
leave some scars! As their previous Eps let us know, REGURGITATE
now plays a music that's really faster than before, a kind of mix
between goregrind and powerviolence. And the few I could say is
it has the balls! If some mid tempo or groovy intros are still here,
the whole tends to a disjoncted orgy of sound, with a background
of simple but bloody riffs and lightning accelerations, a lot of
older tracks are worked again in this new sausage! If Sweden if
THE grind spot both with czech republic, then REGURGITATE is still
the big boss! Sensible ears: this isn't for you!
Turn this shit up and chase the entire neighborhood out of town
for good! Combining death metal with the force of ten freight trains,
with intense fast grindcore, Regurgitate's "Hatefilled Vengeance"
packs one hell of a punch. Eighteen songs are on this cd and each
one slams. I can't even imagine how sick these guys must be live,
as the songs really sound like were in the room behind me, bodies
surfing through the air and bones crunching in the pit.
The production on the cd is very good and the
artwork is nearly as sick as the band. If you dig some dark snuff
film style artwork, then you'll really dig the liner notes. For
a three-piece these guys really know what the fuck is up and sound
like an unholy army has come to rape your family.
With songs like "Testicular Trauma", "Bulging
Vaginal Septum", and "Choke that Piggy" you might as well invite
your whole family over to enjoy the festivities. These guys slam
from one track to the next with brutal precision. I was very impressed
at how tight they are and how well they move from one part to the
Pick up "Hatefilled Vengeance" on Relapse Records
at a church social near you!
and Blade - http://www.razorandblade.net
Regurgitate rip through you like a week old cheese steak. Holy shit
these guys play fast no holds barred grindcore. When it comes to
grindcore I would have to give these guys the prize, because the
definitely play it better then most. They have been around for quite
a few years with plenty of releases. This record seems to be a collection
of already released stuff, but they rerecorded some of the songs.
You can't go wrong with a record that has 18 songs and is over in
Aversionline - http://www.aversionline.com
Christ… 18 tracks in 17 minutes!? I thought this was going to be
longer, but they're not messing around. Most of the songs are less
than a minute of raging grindcore with no fucking around. This record
was originally put out as an LP by Putrid Filth Conspiracy, and
the first 10 tracks are re-recorded versions of material from 1994's
"Effortless Regurgitation…" This shit is tight and the vocals are
fucking nasty. Imagine trying to growl while choking on your own
vomit. Yep, that's about what it sounds like. Awesome! I like this
better than some of their other material that I've heard, because
while it's definitely got that gore grind sound happening, there's
a great hardcore/punk thread to some of the chord progressions,
and that really kicks things in the ass. The recording is fucking
sweet, too. The drums sound nice and natural, the vocals don't dominate
the mix (which is often a problem with this style of grind), the
guitar tone is heavy and well textured, you can actually hear every
note of bass, etc. Excellent work. Don't change a thing. The packaging
looks cool. It's simple and to the point. All of the imagery (which
is pretty sadistic) is in high contrast black and white with some
grayish textures because everything looks like it's on worn, crumpled
paper. The only color used is red, and that's only for text. No
lyrics are included, just a few band photos and some recording information
and such. But with song titles like "Bulging Vaginal Septum" and
"Emethic Jizz Treatment", I don't think the lyrics are an essential
component. But whatever, this disc rips. I wish it were a bit longer,
but it doesn't really matter because this way they at least refrain
from any overkill. Good stuff.
Regurgitate... is this band recognized because of it's excellent
Goregrind sound? Or because it's albums sound like the first Carcass
opus? But Regurgitate can change...
This is what this EP seems to be saying. Yes
indeed, an EP : it contains only 18 tracks! Huhuh! The first 10
tracks are re-recorded versions of the band's classic "Effortless
Regurgitaion" album. I believe it's proof that Regurgitate has changed.
This gives us the opportunity to hear old songs once again, yet
this time done with the band's current sound. Besides unmistakable
changes in the voice and the drumming, sound quality is what improved
the most I think.
Regurgitate, since "Carnivorous Erections"
is signed on Relapse records and has brought the label a new sound.
A sound much more cleaner than on the old tapes, and thus more accessible
for those which are not familiar with the wonders of 4-tracks tapes.
This sound brings out a lot more of Regurgitate's own power. The
second part of the album contains eight new songs, all of them showing
how Regurgitate has changed since "Carnivorous Erections". These
new songs have a much more Hardcore feeling to them, more energetic
and definitly more powerful.
The band's singer doesn't use any vocal effects
(pitch shifter/harmonizer) and he doesn't use Death vocals like
many would be lead to believe. His singing is more like screaming
that twists into high-pitched, not very Hardcore, sounds in the
veins of Retaliation. Musically, Regurgitate's style seems now more
inspired by Retaliation .
The fact that both bands share the same drummer
is the most plausible explanation for this change. The band can
thus find it's inspiration elsewhere than in old Carcass/Napalm
Have no fear however : "Hatefilled Vengeance"
is still Regurgitate, and it gives you no good reason to turn you
away from the band if you liked it's music before. The gore is still
there, but it's now blended with much more musical power, energy
Regurgitate is still Regurgitate, it's just that,
contrarily to Cannibal Corpse, it actually evolves! (8/10)
Magazine - #55 dec 2002 - http://www.closeupmagazine.net/
Fyll lungorna med kokande blod och kroppsvarma spyor. REGURGITATE
är här igen och det är dags att börja gurgla. Fast den senaste trenden
inom den fashionabla underjorden verkar vara att byta ut goregrowlet
mot mot powerviolence-skrik. Lyssna bara på hur RETALIATION låter
nu för tiden.Inget ont i det, men personligen föredrar jag den gamla
CARCASS-skolan framför LOCUST-fjanterier.
Nu verkar visserligen varken REGURGITATE eller
RETALIATION vara gore längre, utan mer allmänt brutala och det fungerar
också. Stockholmskvartetten väljer dock det smartaste alternativet
och kör med båda gurgel och gapskrik.
"Hatefilled vengeance", som som tidigare släppts
som tolva på Putrid Filth Conspiracy, inleds av nyinspelningar av
tio läckerbitar från förstlingsverket "Effortless regurgitation
of bright red blood" (1994). Vad som slår mig direkt är den grymma
produktionen. Så här ska REGURGITATE låta. Deras andra platta, "Carnivorous
erection" (2000), led av på tok för mycket metaltendenser och blev
snabbt tråkig att lyssna på. Det sterila, stelbenta ljudet som gällde
då har ersatts av en mer fylligare, råare och mer levande ljudbild
som sitter som gjuten. De gamla låtarna, som tidigare har legat
begravda i ett hav av muller, får en helt ny lyster - man hör till
och med riffen! Samtidigt får de åtta nya spyorna (där "Emethic
jizz treatment" och titelspåret redan framstår som självklara rensklassiker)
den brutala behandling som hade behövts på "Carnivorous erection".
Skillnaden mellan det gamla och det nya märks mest på sången. Om
det är bra eller inte bestämmer du. Jag gör tummen upp samtidigt
som jag tömmer bägaren med barnblod.
Voices from the Darkside - http://www.voicesfromthedarkside.de/
Even though Sweden's REGURGITATE are deeply rooted in the Grindcore
genre (which is not necessarily my favorite type of music), I've
always been curious what these guys musically might be up to...
The reason is plain and simple - throughout the years their line-up
already featured three former members of the legendary Swedish Death
Metal act CREMATORY, which I still worship a lot! But it obviously
took me quite some time, as a whole bunch of REGURGITATE releases
saw the light of day before this newest full length already: their
debut demo (which dates back to 1991), followed by a big bunch of
split 7"es (with VAGINAL MASSAKER, PSYCHOTIC NOISE, GRUDGE, INTESTINAL
INFECTION, FILTH, GORE BEYOND NECROPSY, REALIZED and CRIPPLE BASTARDS),
a split CD (with DEAD), two albums - one entitled "Effortless Regurgitation
Of Bright Red Blood" (which got re-released in 1999 on Relapse as
"Effortless Regurgitation... The Torture Sessions" featuring the
entire 17 track "Concrete Human Torture" demo from 1994 as well
as the material from the PSYCHOTIC NOISE and GRUDGE split 7"es as
bonus!) and another one called "Carnivorous Erection" (in 2000)...
Their new album "Hatefilled Vengeance" originally came out as a
vinyl 12" on Putrid Filth Conspiracy / M & M Records earlier this
year and is now also available on CD format via Relapse. The disc
features 18 tracks of sick, intense oldschool Grindcore, which (despite
the shortness of the songs - most of them are unfortunately beyond
the one minute mark!) really knew to impress me. The vocals are
partly a bit too monotonous for my taste, but the riffing often
brings back the good old days of the extreme underground when the
Swedish Death Metal underground scene was still the most exciting
of the world (with bands like NIHILIST, CARNAGE, CREMATORY, GROTESQUE
etc.) and demos by MASTER, TERRORIZER and REPULSION ruled the tapetrading
lists... The first ten songs should already be familiar to die hard
REGURGITATE fans, as they originally appeared on the "Effortless
Regurgitation..." album. They were re-recorded for this release.
So, all in all this album is definitely not as annoying as I expected
it to be and the band therefore highly recommended to all those
of you who nowaydays often tend to miss the uncompromising attitude
of the originators of our beloved underground scene.
Impaired Zine - hhttp://impaired.free.fr
I know this was originally performed and placed on vinyl LP by the
EXCELLENT label PUTRID FILTH CONSPIRANCY and I don't know why RGTE
the actual gore grind gods had again felt into the abyss of capitalism
with relap$e records. ahahaha, no joking off pal, don't worry. It
would have been a shame if this album won't have been spread everywhere
in the house because this is the best ever album done by REGURGITATE
(and I hope I'm gionnna write such things after each of their releases).They
have re started their live again and presented you 10 songs from
the first album in 1994, (10 of the best) and re recorded them to
begin the stuff adn then there are 10 new songs from the deep hidden
deranged demons from Hell and everything is blasting since the end.
Nobody a little bit into the grind can't saty scotched on the floor
listening that. I have amde one hour and a half to write this reveiw
because every 5 seconds I jumped from the chair to scream in the
room and drink a beer imaging them in the studio and the eyes of
the ingeneer (ahahah). Read the words I wrote at that time when
it came out on vinyl and you won't be surprised. Here there are
no bonus songs, nothing new, I prefer the vynil cover art and sound
quality( even if I must recognize that it is better in the sense
of clean on CD). The voices of Rikkard are the best ever and if
you had the opportunity to see them live I hope that you didn't
miss that because you can right now seek a gun or jump by the window,
ahaha. The combo is back and with such albums is going to be the
kings of the art until their death. It's funny to see that they
have alreayd a tribute to them whereas their best compos are going
out right now, ahahah!!. Hey Rik see ya soon pal...
Violent Solutions - http://vsolutions.free.fr
Ce mois ci, Relapse a eu l’excellente idée de ré-éditer un ancien
mini lp que REGURGITATE avait enregistré pour « Putrid Filth Conspiracy
» et dont les dix premiers titres figuraient déjà sur l’album «
Effortless Regurgitation » (à noter que ces titres ont été ré-enregistrés
à l’occasion de la sortie de ce cd). Même si ça sent à plein nez
l’opportunisme bassement mercantile, je vois ça d’un assez bon œil
vu la qualité du groupe et la difficulté que le public a parfois
dans sa recherche discographique de vinyle de grind. Lorsqu’on se
penche sur la carrière de certains et le nombre de split ep, cd,
cassette et autre 4 way on frise le délire total.
Pour revenir à nos moutons on trouve (ou retrouve)
ici un Regurgitate au meilleur de sa forme qui distille tout au
long de ces dix-huit titres un grind core à l’ancienne comme je
les apprécie. Les influences de Napalm Death (périodes Scum/ For
enslavment) sont omniprésentes avec des passages presque mid tempo
entrecoupés de break blastant à tout va. La production est particulièrement
réussie avec un son très actuel . Le chant est monstrueusement efficace
et on parvient à distinguer clairement chacun des instruments, ce
qui est une prouesse lorsqu’on parle de grind. Attention toutefois
aux acheteurs potentiels, malgré les dix-huit titres de « Hatefilled
Vengeance », on a bel et bien ici un mini cd qui dure à peine plus
du quart d’heure mais comme le grind c’est meilleur à petite dose...
And here's a translation of the the review above...
This month, Relapse got the excellent idea of re-editing an old
mini lp that REGURGITATE had recorded for " Putrid Filth Conspiracy"
which the first ten tracks already figured on the "Effortless Regurgitation"
album ( these tracks were re-recorded for the launch of this cd).
Even if this reeks of mercantile opportunism, I see it as a positive
thing because of the quality of this group as well as the problems
the public has in finding vinyl recording of Grind: When we take
a closer look at the career of certain bands and the number of split
eps, cds, cassettes and other 4 ways, it’ totally delirious. To
get back to the matter at hand, we find a Regurgitate in top shape,
who delivers, throughout the 18 songs, an old style core Grind,
like I appreciate it. Napalm Death’s influence ( Scum/ for enslavement
period) is omnipresent with almost mid tempo passages, interlaced
with blasting breaks. The production is a success with its very
current sound. The singing is monstrously effective and we can clearly
distinguish each of the instruments, which is quite a feat with
grind. Potential buyers beware though, despite the eighteen songs
of "Hatefilled Vengeance", this is in fact a mini cd which doesn’t
last more than 15 minutes, but since Grind is better in small doses...
Digital Metal - www.digitalmetal.com
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and frankly, I'm fucking
sick of it. Office politics, inter-family lawsuits, my shockingly
misguided sex drive - it's all got me down, and I'm tired. I want
to stop thinking. Melt away and just put out the goddamn lights.
Non cogito ergo non sum, y'know? Which brings me to Regugitate.
Goregrind in general (and RGTE specifically) is just ridiculously
stupid. But it's also stoopid, because very few of the bands take
themselves even the teensiest bit seriously. So you get none of
the flattening pomposity of most black or death metal, just piles
of sloppy, gloppy fun. And Regurgitate brings that commitment-free
slop as well as any band around. They are the pure epitome of post-Carcass
goregrind, and one could make a strong argument that if one owned
Carcass' Reek Of Putrefaction and RGTE's Torture Sessions one need
never buy another goregrind release. (And one could stop fucking
saying "one" so much.) But you could also argue that all Godzilla
movies are pretty much the same, and I own the complete catalog
on VHS and am working towards having it on DVD, so whatever. Hatefilled
Vengeance is only partially new, featuring re-recordings of 10 old
songs and eight new songs that pretty much sound like the 10 old
songs. Eighteen songs in 17 minutes. (I had toyed with submitting
that sentence as the entirety of my review, 'cause it does tell
you pretty much everything you need to know, but God, I love to
ramble.) Short, seemingly random bursts of grindy deliciousness.
Distorted blasts on distorted bass. Pure sewage vocalizations of
morally questionable themes. Come the fuck on, do you really need
a review to tell you what the new RGTE sounds like? It's awesome.
So buy it. Give that brain a rest.
Lords of Metal - http://www.lordsofmetal.nl
This is an in-betweener. These recording first appeared on an LP
released by Putrid Filth Conspiracy Records in 1994. All songs are
re-mixed for this Relapse release. All of them sound much heavier
for sure. Regurgitate is on a roll!!! They are definitely one of
the bigger fish in the Grindcore tank, with lots of support of and
by the underground. However, nothing new and exciting with this
release. Actually this does sound like the early Regurgitate. In
comparison with newer recording you'll notice that they have grown
as songwriters. We just patiently wait for the next CD of these
Impaired Zine - http://impaired.free.fr
Their best release ever!!!!. Even if the vinyl has to be played
under 45pm and that they have re recorded some of stuff of their
previous albums, on the side A, the new songs are terribly apocalyptic!!!.
Never listened to a so brutal REGURGITATE grind gore stuff before.
Splatter masters of grind art. To sum the story up the story until
now, they made one cult album they died, they came back with carnivorous
erection,, they played live like shits at one or two festivals and
then they blasted on tour, with some split eps as a defense, and
now, really, they have another sound quality, they have a new goreous,
powerfull blasting tight sound that is carving up the most habitual
ears. No blank space between the songs and the mid tempos use din
the compos are simply geniusly placed. The riffs found by these
guys are from the best inspiration adn the drummer is a crazy unstoppable
human machine. And this fucking excellent metal sound, so perfect,
is making of this Lp an amazing masterpiece. So, please don't forget
to buy this item at your supermarket next time that mommy is allowing
you to follow her, okay little boy?. I don't think this stuff is
available for the moment on Cd, just on vinyl and quite directly
to the label.
Vampire Magazine - www.vampire-magazine.com
If you are totally into grindcore and gore grind there will ring
a bell when I say "regurgitate".
Regurgitate is a grindcore band formed
back in the 90’s . They have a lot of releases and ( as you can
say) a cult status in the scene. But I will not talk about their
history any more you can also read the review regurgitate tribute
"comeback of the goregods" or the bio at their site. Let’s focus
on "hatefilled vengeance". This is absolutly a great release. They
can be proud of it. I already had this release on lp, it came out
on P.F.C. it has a great lay-out. funny splatter manga. The cd is
released on Relapse rec and mastered bij Scot Hull ( Pig Destroyer).
It also contains great artwork. Just cool graphics a bit abstract,
not splatter, but I think still sick in a way.
The cd contains 18 songs. The first 10
are re-recordings from their earlier releases. The other 8 are new
and fresh songs, some of them used on V / A cd's. The music is still
grind core, not so much gore any more, but that doesn’t matter.
I find this healthy a band should develop itself. I think they still
have the cool grind sound, it get's better every release. A dirty
sound, sick screaming, gargeling vocals and all the ingredients
a grind cd has to have. As they speak for themselves they call it
skull shearing grindcore . I can’t describe it any better. This
cd is a must, and it will keep you moshing until the next full length
cd in 2003.
Quintessence Online Zine - http://www.quintessence.sh
This was supposed to be an LP only I believe, and fortunate for
those who don't buy vinyl, the fine lads of Relapse put this one
out on CD as well. This release contains 18 tracks of Regurgitate,
to those who have been living under a rock for the last couple of
years, or just have no idea what grindcore is, you might want to
prepare your vomit bags & go back to MTV and zap to Destiny's Child.
Regurgitate Vomits 18 tracks of totally insane grindcore on this
rather short disc, of which 10 songs are older tunes, re-recorded
for this EP. The sound of this EP is a little less powerfull than
the ‘carnivorous erection’ fullength which got released by relapse
last year, but still, fits the band perfectly & unleashes one hell
of a grindcore blast into your eardrums. There is nothing left to
do but mosh on this people, take out the cutlery & start shaking!
Noticable on this one is that the band opted to not use the pitch
shifter anymore in the new songs, which if you ask me, isn't that
good a thing for regurgitate. It kinda changes the identity the
band has to a more Nasum sound. And I like Regurgitate fine the
way it is. Can't wait to check out the new stuff & buy myself a
prosthetic neck, after the new Napalm death & this one, I feel like
a washed out bum... GRIND ON!!!
Broken Violence (HC*Punk*Indie*Metal*E-Zine) - www.brokenviolins.de
Jawohl, 18 perfekte old school Grindcore Songs in 17 Minuten und
16 Sekunden bieten die Schweden Regurgitate auf dieser CD. Die perfekte
Mischung aus Repulsion, alten Napalm Death Sachen garniert mit zeitlosem
Hardcore der Marke Extreme Noise Terror, manche nennen das auch
Crust, aber wen interessieren schon Nebensächlichkeiten. Schon eher
interessant ist da der Sound, der könnte nämlich gar nicht besser
sein. Selbstredend viel transparenter und druckvoller als bei den
oben erwähnten Klassikern aber gleichzeitig immer noch schön altmodisch
und dreckig, authentisch. Aufgenommen wurde das alles in dem bekannten
Soundlab Studio, das bekanntlich Grindcoremastermind Mieszko Talarczyk
gehört, auch wenn diesmal Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer) gemastered
hat. Regurgitate existieren im Übrigen schon seit 1990 und es bedarf
wohl auch einiges an Routine, um solch mitreißende 1 Minuten "Massaker
Songs" zu fabrizieren. Neben all dem schnellen "Scheiß" begeistern
selbstredend die Songs mit "unglaublichen" Midtempoparts wie u.a.
"Complete Rectal Prolapse" oder "Bulging Vaginal Septum". Dem stehen
"Deranged Menarche Injection" und "Drastical Decapitation...", mit
ihrem gelungenem Wechselspiel aus "fiesem Gehacke" und "Midtempomayhem"
in nichts nach. Seit 1996 veröffentlicht Relapse diverse Zusammenstellungen
von alten 7"es und CDs der Band. Was wieder einmal zeigt, dass das
Label trotz seiner Größe und riesigen Anzahl von Bands noch nicht
den Überblick verloren hat. Mehr davon!
Braindead - the goregrind and grindcore webzine - www.braindead.ht.st/
Regurgitate strikes harder than ever with this new Lp! Nice to hear
the band so live and kicking! While Side B contains brand new Regurgitate
material (I'll talk about that later), Side A revisits a handful
of Rgte classics from "Effortless Regurgitation..." & "Concrete
Human Torture". They make new with old. The songs are practically
identical in their structure of course, but now the band has a new
sound, they make their old material sound a bit different. The drums
especially, it sounds sharper and more turbulent. The gurgling vocal
effects are alot different as well. So, well... these new versions
are definitely more powerful and energic, and the sound production
is way better than before but I still have a thing for the older
versions (heavier and more creepy-sounding)... Now let's get to
the meat of this new Lp...
The exciting thing about "Hatefilled Vengeance"
is obviously to hear the brand new stuff! And well, it's really
great stuff. In the same vein as their "Carnivorous Erection" album,
maybe even better structured. And some of the guitar riffs reminded
me of the older Regurgitate feeling, so that's cool. Now, if you
thought Regurgitate was starting to sound alot like Nasum on "Carnivorous
Erection", well I thought this new material was still heading this
way. Of course, Regurgitate delivers more straightforwardly violent
songs, strictly gurgling pitch-shifted vocals and alot less slow
moments than Nasum. But for this new material the pitch-shifting
effects are rather downplayed and almost sound like backing vocals,
while hysterical shriekings take a bigger place... It gives the
band a more violent tone (à la Retaliation) but the trademark Regurgitate
sickening gore side seems to be faded a bit. Still their grindcore
is definitely one of the most effective and convincing I've ever
heard. Regurgitate is definitely one of the most important grind
bands in activity.
There was a time not so long ago when the band
was in some sort of coma, so let's celebrate the fact that they're
playing now and putting out masterpieces like "Hatefilled Vengeance".
Yay! This baby is out on Putrid Filth Consiracy (Sweden) and yeah,
the artwork are layout kicks serious butt!
Quintessence Online Zine - http://www.quintessence.sh
Putrid Filth Conspiracy is a new label, at least to me, from Malmö,
Sweden, that deals with mainly vinyl-releases of bands in the punk/
crust/ grind-genre. The first release I got hold of is this 18 track
LP by legendary Swedish grinders Regurgitate. It's only available
on vinyl and that's something I personally like, since I dig vinyl
very much and this way you get something special. All songs are
in the typical Regurgitate style, so fast furious grind. Fortunately
RGTE sound awesome on LP/CD, something they tend to forget in a
live-situation. This album was recorded at Soundlab with Mieszko
Talarczyk whom we all should know from the mighty Nasum. If you're
into grind and still have the possibility to play records I'd say
you've gotto get this slab o' wax. Personally I think I'll be transferring
some Euro's to Sweden soon, since there are some other fine releases
available from PFC, such as retalliation.
Discover - http://www.discover.de
"File under: Grindcore", ist im Waschzettel des Labels zu lesen.
Wahre Worte und selten so zutreffend, denn Regurgitate (was heißt
denn DER Name? Beim Gurgeln verschluckt?) haben sich eben diesen
Stil auf die Fahnen geschrieben. Ohne Kompromisse knüppeln sich
die vier Schweden durch die 18 Tracks, und das in weniger als 18
Minuten. Ob das Teil trotzdem zum Full-Price im Laden steht? Den
Grindcore-Freaks wird's egal sein, denn schließlich bekommen sie
auf "Hatefilled Vengeance" die absolute Vollbedienung. Old School-Geschredder
mit auflockernden Crust Punk-Riffs und gurgelnden Vocals. Mid Tempo-Parts
sucht man mit der Lupe, was aber bei dieser kompromisslosen und
gut produzierten Scheibe eh egal ist. Zwar wird für Regurgitate
mit Sicherheit kein Innovationspreis vergeben - ein schönes Experiment
wie die Gitarrenmelodie im Opener "Confluent Macular Drug Eruption"
steht leider allein auf weiter Flur - trotzdem ist das eindrucksvolle
und treffsichere Geknüppel der Schweden auf jeden Fall einen Kauf
wert. Wenn sie jetzt noch auf die dämlichen Gore-Texte verzichten
Vampster.com - http://www.vampster.com
Ob die REGURGITATE Reunion vor zwei Jahren wirklich zu den Essentiellen
zählte, sei mal dahingestellt, war doch das letzte Album "Carnivorous
Erection" nicht das, was ich mir nach der Reunion erhoffte. Das
Material auf "Hatefilled Veangeance" hingegen macht einfach Spaß.
Doch Fakt ist, dass diese Songs schon ein paar Lenze auf dem Buckel
haben: 1994 wurden die Songs auf Vinyl gebannt und im letzten Herbst
Old-School Grindcore steht also auf dem Programm,
mit viel Blast und Riffs, welche die richtige "Fuck You"-Attitüde
an den Tag legen. So muss das klingen, meine Herren! Dazu gibt es
fiesen Kreischgesang und leider auch Gegurgel aus dem Harmonizer
(aber das liegt eher daran, dass ich sowas gar nicht abkann). Die
Songs krachen dank Mieszko Talarczyks (NASUM) und Scott Hulls (PIG
DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED) Produktion ohne Ende und haben
einen Zeitgemäßen Sound. Nichts rumpelt unausgegoren dahin, hier
gibt es das volle Brett!
Lediglich stößt mir die Tatsache auf, dass dieses
Album (?) nur 17 Minuten mit 18 Tracks beinhaltet; hoffen wir mal,
dass "Hatefilled Vengeance" zum Midpreis erhältlich ist und die
Band erkennt, dass ihre Stärken in strukturiertem und fast schon
punkigem Material liegt. Dann macht diese Veröffentlichung mehr
als Sinn und lässt uns auf weitere perverse Taten und Songtitel
(mein Favorit ist immer noch "Emethic Jizz Treatment", hehe) hoffen.
Metal Spirit - http://www.blackfields.com/metalspirit/
Y'a des fois, tu crois carrément rêver ! Le nouvel album des suédois
de Regurgitate ne contient pas moins de 18 titres pour à peine 17
minutes de musique ! Mais quelle musique !!! Cela suffit amplement
pour les fans de grindcore car Hatefilled Vengeance, c'est du concentré
de chez concentré !!! Bâti sur une forme de musique extrêmement
violente, le nouvel opus va vous transpercer de tous les côtés !!!
De l'ultra brut de chez hyper bourrin niqueur de tête !!! Un pur
concentré de violence infesté de sauvagerie inimaginable. Sick,
sick, sick. Rien à rajouter, tout à écouter !!! (7/10)
(And here's a lame machine-translation... really funny actually.
None of us speaks french.., but anyway:
"Y' has times, you straightforwardly believe to dream! The
new album of Swedish of Regurgitate does not contain less than 18
titles for hardly 17 minutes of music! But what a music!!! That
is enough amply for the fans to grindcore bus Hatefilled Vengeance,
it is concentrate from concentrate!!! Built on a form of extremely
violent music, new the opus will transpierce you on all the sides!!!
The ultra one gross from hyper bourrin niquor of head!!! A pure
concentrate of violence infested of unimaginable brutality... Sick,
sick, sick... Nothing to add, very to listen!!!")