The Rotted-Ad Nauseam (Candlelight)
Fast forward three long years later, and here we have it: the mighty Ad Nauseam. Luckily, the wait has been totally worth it, for this crusty UK combo have delivered the goods once again, losing nary an ounce of their punk-fused snarl and breakneck violence. Formed from the ashes of Gorerotted, the band’s main stylistic nexus remains unchanged, really, adding perhaps only a slightly more stripped down approach to brutality than was featured on Gorerotted’s comparatively more traditional, gory death metal.
Instead, The Rotted attack with D-beating precision here once again on Ad Nauseam, hammering home riffs which are syphilis-level catchy, while lead throat Ben McCrow howls out gutteral, yet decipherable diatribes of black humor and anthemic menace. Seriously, The Rotted’s level of songwriting brilliance is off the charts when it comes to death metal done right; a true kick in the ass for all complacent bands out there who see it fit to rely on the same old hackneyed cliches.
Nope, instead here we have The Rotted: kicking ass and taking names whilst showing everyone else how it SHOULD be done. Compared to Ad Nauseam, all other death/grind sounds practically pale and withered. Essential 2011 metal.
Written by MetalGeorge