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[Review] PUNCTURE WOUND - ‘Complete Carnage of Coagulating Cacophonous Corpses’

Review : Shane Smith

What IS true death metal?

With so many sub genres and offshoots these days it can sometimes be mistaken.

Well If anyone is truly unfamiliar with the genre and asks the question ‘what does Death metal ACTUALLY sound like?’

Handing them a copy of PUNCTURE WOUND’s ‘Complete Carnage of Coagulating Cacophonous Corpses’ is probably the most perfect response they could get.

Hailing from Gold Coast, Australia PUNCTURE WOUND's debut album is straight up unapologetic death metal with none of it's sub genres such as

technical death metal, brutal death metal, slam, etc on show here.

Just pure good old school Floridian death metal and this listener couldn't be happier.

Hitting play on the opening track "Necroinsemination" you are immediately hit in the face with a wall of face melting death in the vein of classic Morbid Angel, Deicide and gory overtones of Cannibal Corpse for good measure.

Double kicks, blast beats, tremelo picked guitars and guttaral vocals are all on display with a raw but clean sounding production handled by master engineer Rian Cavaye from Rock City Studios.

All the performances are well done, you can hear everything in the mix and it's not overproduced, perfectly demonstrating to the listener exactly what the band is about: Death metal!

The blasting ferocity continues throughout the album but PUNCTURE WOUND are more than just one trick ponies, tracks like "Murderquette" show they are more than capable of writing great songs with hard hitting grooves and hooky vocals.

“Anthems of agony" is also a stand out and my personal favourite from the record.

With it’s double kick laden riff in the verses, guitar solo and vocals patterns in the already epic outro, it’s just killer!

If you're already a fan of the genre or you want to get into it, this is a great place to start.

Complete Carnage of Coagulating Cacophonous Corpses is near perfection for a death metal album and I look forward to hearing what the band comes up with next. PUNCTURE WOUND - ‘Complete Carnage of Coagulating Cacophonous Corpses’ is OUT NOW!

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