Sloppy Seconds (Comatose Music)
SEXCREMENT’S new album Sloppy Seconds from Comatose Music is a solid production. Mixed wonderfully by fellow Massachusetts musician Eliot Bayless (REVOCATION), it’s not too clean. You can hear dirt on it that adds to the party vibe of it. At first listen, these Boston boys reminded me a lot of the old Maryland boys DYING FETUS’s early efforts with some CARCASS melodies and harmonies sprinkled on top. Their über-sarcastic song titles are only part of the fun. With songs like “Heard it Though the Rape Vine” and “Well Hungover”, I was expecting parody. Thankfully it wasn’t the case here. They even manage to toss in a little bit of cowbell and it fits perfectly.
These guys are all good players, but the bassist Blue Spinazola (DYSENTERY/PARASITIC EXTIRPATION), stands out the most. It’s always nice to hear interesting bass in this type of music. You can hear a little taste in the second song, “Chemical Handcuffs”. Keep an eye on that guy, he’s the bands’ secret weapon. The song intros are really funny and make you guess what they’re gonna do next. They give you the standard death metal basics, but include some non-typical breakdown sections as well. This means really good, odd-time signatures. I found this album highly listenable and I’ll probably look for their first release from 2007, Genitales from the Porno Potty too. If your up in Boston or they’re playing your way, I say go check them out. If they can pull off live the energy they capture on here, you won’t be disappointed.