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Gruesome plays it straight. Gruesome takes the late 1980s, early 1990s band Death as an influence and play the hell out of it. And it is spectacular death metal. Classic. Check out the video for the title track on youtube:
I love it.
Death's first three LPs; "Scream Bloody Gore", "Leprosy" and "Spiritual Healing" are among my favorite death metal records. They set a standard in my book and many other's books as well.
Obviously the members of Gruesome feel the same way. It was evident from the first time I heard their debut LP "Savage Land" last year. "Dimensions of Horror" picks right up and serves up another bloody six pack. Drink it up.
GRUESOME is: Daniel Gonzalez – guitar Matt Harvey – guitar, vocals Robin Mazen – bass Gus Rios – drums
While the influence is obvious, the results come off strong. Gruesome is not a generic local tribute band from the warehouse practice space down the road. Members of Gruesome are current and former members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation, and Derketa. So there is a lot of skill, commitment and passion to this. "Dimensions of Horror" and last year's "Savage Land" add to the legend of death metal.