Gorerotted A New Dawn for the Dead

Armed with a shockingly polished production sound, England’s Gorerotted may have rounded off their jagged edges a bit on A New Dawn for the Dead, but the trademark sounds remain. The band are now without second vocalist Mr. Gore, but to be honest, I don’t think anyone would have noticed. As on their first two albums the band infuse a perfect amount of punk into their death metal, embracing the simple riffs and beats of hardcore, and perhaps more so, the attitude. There’s also a healthy amount of melodic gore-grind in there as well, but with this band comparisons to Carcass or Cannibal Corpse fall short; Gorerotted always manage to take the best elements of a few different genres, mix it together with their brand of humour, and there you have it — one of the better extreme metal albums you’ll hear this year. It’s hard to say why Gorerotted succeed where other bands of this ilk don’t quite, but it’s clear that once again this zany bunch have raised the bloody bar for grotesque gore-grind. (Metal Blade)