The Pitch: Pure death metal from Xtreem Music and Spanish band Nasty Surgeons. FFO: Exhumed, Carcass, Impaled
What I Like: There are some solid riffs to be found on here. In particular, "Antemortem Dissection" has killer hooks in a number of different approaches from punchy chords and blackened tremolo to squealing highs and a moderate solo. I also think this track does a good job of matching the disconcerting intro sample with the aesthetic of the music. The drums and primitive vocals both have a certain edge to them reminiscent of classic death metal acts as well as revivals like Gruesome.
What I Don't Like: There's quite a few tracks that strike me as kind of mediocre. Nothing here to really hate, but not enough that really excites me either.
The Verdict: As a band, these guys have a lot to work with when it comes to their sound. This release doesn't really blow me away, but there are enough solid tracks to let me know I should remember the name Nasty Surgeons.
Flight's Fav's: Antemortem Dissection, Autopsy's Protocol, The Resurrectionists