Putrid Pile – The Pleasure In Suffering

I would be unfair to say that Putrid Pile’s second full-length, ‘The Pleasure In Suffering’, is exactly the same album as their first.  Since I’m feeling charitable, I’ll say that it is ESSENTIALLY the same as their first.  Never since Bolt Thrower have I heard a more infinitesimal change in style or quality from a death metal band, setting Putrid Pile somewhere in the realm of Cannibal Corpse as far as consistency goes.  Aside from the production having gotten louder/clearer/’wider’/more distorted, quite literally nothing has changed at all between the two releases.

‘The Pleasure In Suffering’, like ‘Collection Of Butchery’, is the sound of Putrid Pile: fast, gory brutal death metal which employs a blasty more than filly drum machine and lots of tremolo riffs and big held chords, as well as low gurgly vocals and high shrieky vocals.  It all sounds very eeeeevil and Death Metal with capital letters.  It’s very brutal because it’s very fast, has extremely thick and bassy production, and is intentionally abrasive in essentially every regard.  This is probably what non-metal people think of when they hear the words ‘death metal’.  It really is just ‘Collection Of Butchery’ part two.  It even has the same number of tracks and a running time that differs by just over half a minute.  Really though, did we expect anything more than that?  Your enjoyment of this album is directly proportional to your enjoyment of the last one.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still starvin’ for them baby brains.


~ by noktorn on March 11, 2008.

One Response to “Putrid Pile – The Pleasure In Suffering”

  1. I don’t know about you scooter but if you have ever seen Shaun play a LIVE performance you would probaly still be in therapy!
    LOL, MM

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