Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Rotted-Ad Nauseam

Candlelight Records

The Rotted are an English death metal band formed in early 2008. Now just like Frankenstein's monster was assembled from various body parts this monster was also put together from various death parts. The Rotted in fact were formed from the ashes of death metal / grindcore act Gorerotted (by ex-members Ben McCrow, Tim Carley and Phil Wilson) along with ex-Cradle Of Filth, Christian Death, Screamin' Daemon guitarist Gian Pyres and ex-Screamin' Daemon drummer Nate Gould. The group's debut album, "Get Dead Or Die Trying" was a fusion of death metal and punk earning The Rotted some positive press. In between their debut album and 2010's "Anarchogram" (a self-funded, self-released EP that featured two new songs and four bonus covers) The Rotted chose to tour like crazy and build up a sizable following. All of that brings us now to The Rotted and their newest album "Ad Nauseam". With Ben McCrow on vocals the rest of the band is currently filled out by guitarist Tim Carley, drummer Nate Gould and bass guitarist Rev. Trudgill. With producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Wildhearts, The Exploited and Evile to name just a few) on board The Rotted have unleashed a proper follow-up to "Get Dead or Die Trying". More of the same is never a bad thing when your talking about punk drenched death metal and this album has that well-loved genre down pat. 11 tracks of death n' punk make up this new album and man if there isn't a charm to be found in newer bands dusting off what made Entombed so awesome to begin with. It's got as much punk grove as it has early death metal swing so take it for what it is. Like moshing it up like a crazy punk while banging out to old school death? The Rotted should work wonders for you then.


Blogger Metal Mark said...

I have this one downloaded, but need to listen to it. I liked the last album a lot.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Very good band, even when they were Gorerotted.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Having only heard bits and pieces of their first album I can't say for sure if I like this one better. All I can say is that it has a cool death n' punk sound.

5:10 AM  

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