Iconic Swedish death metal band Cut Up have just released their newest album Wherever They May Rot with the notorious record label, Metal Blade Records.
Cut Up are well known for being a band who are not afraid of pushing music to the limits by creating albums that are jam packed full of tunes that will blow your mind and this is certainly shown in their newest record. This is the band’s third release and it is certainly not going to disappoint long time fans of Cut Up as it lives up to the name they have made for themselves. In comparison the their previous release Forensic Nightmares, Cut Up have certainly stepped upped their game and have created eleven tracks of pure brutality.
It is honestly hard to pick a favourite track from this album as they are all filled with pure heaviness just as you would expect from the band. The opening track From Ear to Ear sets the entire mood for the album, this song was an exceptional way to open the album as it creates such an aggressive tone which is continued non stop through the entirety of Wherever they May Rot. From Ear to Ear is also probably the best track on the entire album in my opinion. It is stocked with fast paced parts with blasts beats and bone crushing guitar riffs and also has a solo that will certainly leave you in awe at the skill of Anders Bertilsson and Andreas Bjornson. The vocals by Erik Rundqvist and Andreas Bjornson on this album are also very impressive and perfectly match the pure aggressive style that Cut Up’s instrumental has to offer.
In the track In the Aftermath there is a part which in particular stood out to me from the entire album, during this section the guitars and bass are both playing a fast riff which is then accompanied by an incredible display of fast paced double kick pedals with a hard hitting beat over the top with the cymbals and snare. It was almost a breakdown in some form and was probably the main part that stuck out at me through the entire album.
Although this album is full of pure aggression and fast paced songs, I could almost say that a lot of the songs sounded very similar. But that is the only flaw I can really find with this album, apart from that it is a very good album that will certainly please all of the hardcore death metal and grindcore fans.
Cut Up's new album is out and it is full of pure aggression!