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The Dead Pit Compilation
(Dead Again Records)
67:13min

This is not necessarily a compilation that I would personally listen to, if I wouldn’t have to for this review… But I bet there’s a bunch of underground maniacs out there who will completely freak out on it, so I will try to give you the most important facts here. "The Dead Pit Compilation" is a 28 track offering of the most extreme bands within the Grindcore and (partly) Death Metal genre. 19 bands in total, from several parts of Europe and the U.S. are featured, with material from their most current albums, EP’s, demos, promos or whatever. Some of them deliver a couple more tunes (I suppose that is because of the short playing time of their songs), but when you listen to this compilation in its entirety you will hardly recognize the difference anyway. Everything just seems to vary between sick, more sick and completely sick. The sound quality is mainly very raw and the majority of the bands deliver nothing but a blasting inferno with insane vocals. For those of you who need even more info, here’s the complete list of names that are featured: GOREROTTED (UK), DEEPRED (FIN), PROPHECY (US), INHUMATE (F), BRUTAL INSANITY (UK), PURGATORY (GER), REGORGE (Scotland), MACHETAZO (US), BRAINCHOKE (UK), INTENSE HAMMER RAGE (AUS), ZARATHUSTRA (UK), INNER WAR (US), BEEF CONSPIRACY (UK), AGATHOCLES (BEL), DROGHEDA (US), GROT (UK), MITHRAS (UK), REPUGNANCE (SPA) and LEUKORRHEA (US). Welcome to the slaughterhouse!! Contact and ordering details: Dead Again Records, P.O. Box 18516, London E11 3UJ, UK, e-mail: promo@deadagain.fsnet.co.uk website: www.deadagain.fsnet.co.uk

Frank Stöver

Frank Stöver

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