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Chris Rezendes 2012-03-07 17:14

Favorite Gorguts album?
 
I'm curious, what's your favorite Gorguts album? Why? How do you feel about the other albums in comparison?

Since I'm the one asking, I'll start. My favorite is From Wisdom to Hate. The reason why is because I feel everything comes together on that album; it's almost like the missing link between the brutal tech death of the first two albums and the avant-garde weirdness of Obscura. It's almost perfectly intermediate between the two and it's fucking beautiful.

I also love the first three albums, especially Erosion of Sanity. Obscura is awesome, but it's a lot longer than your average album and it kind of peaks in the middle (Clouded is one of the best DM songs ever written, IMO). And of course the debut is great as well.

Let me know how you all feel.

Dyldo 2012-03-07 19:21

I vote Obscura. Its actually a close tie, but it was the first Gorguts that I got into so I've absorbed it the most and it had "that" initial impact on me. FWtH is great, but it doesn't hold my attention as well, even though I will admit that Obscura drags on a bit if I'm not in the mood. I also think Lemay sounds more psychotic on Obscura, like he's in an asylum having his head drilled in a trepanation procedure to release the demon haunting his skull.

I'm not crazy about the first two albums very much, but its been a very long time since I've given them a spin so I think its about time to re-visit them. They're almost two seperate bands to me and I get much more pleasure from the later Gorguts.

I can't fucking wait for the new shit.

DameFraMorkum 2012-03-07 20:01

Im also going to have to say Obscura. It was my introduction to Gorguts, and I don't at all mind it "peaking in the middle" as I tend to favor albums that build up and die down any way. Re: Weakling- Dead As Dreams. It's probably my favorite death metal album overall too.

Chris Rezendes 2012-03-07 20:29

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Originally Posted by Dyldo
I vote Obscura. Its actually a close tie, but it was the first Gorguts that I got into so I've absorbed it the most and it had "that" initial impact on me. FWtH is great, but it doesn't hold my attention as well, even though I will admit that Obscura drags on a bit if I'm not in the mood. I also think Lemay sounds more psychotic on Obscura, like he's in an asylum having his head drilled in a trepanation procedure to release the demon haunting his skull.


Yeah, all that high pitched squealing shit. It actually fits the sound very well and fulfills it's purpose in that regard, but it's a double edged sword. The chaos, the atonality, the dissonance, the shrieking, the overall total album length is designed (intentionally, IMO) to challenge the listener. In order to enjoy the totality of the the album, you have to really be up to that challenge. It's fairly easy to enjoy any two or three songs off the album in a single listen regardless of mood, but 60 minutes of it can be a bit grating when you aren't particularly up for it.

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Originally Posted by Dyldo
I'm not crazy about the first two albums very much, but its been a very long time since I've given them a spin so I think its about time to re-visit them. They're almost two seperate bands to me and I get much more pleasure from the later Gorguts.


The first two albums were fucking great. They were fairly straightforward brutal tech death, but A. that type of shit wasn't nearly as common back then as it is now and B. that material was particularly well written and holds up very well against the stuff that's coming out today.

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Originally Posted by DameFraMorkum
Im also going to have to say Obscura. It was my introduction to Gorguts, and I don't at all mind it "peaking in the middle" as I tend to favor albums that build up and die down any way. Re: Weakling- Dead As Dreams. It's probably my favorite death metal album overall too.


It doesn't make it any less of a great album, it just makes it more difficult for me to get through unless I'm in the mood for it. I consider Blessed are the Sick to be the greatest DM album ever released and I feel it suffers from the same problem; I often skip the title track and come back to it when the rest of the album is finished because it's almost too good to keep listening to anything that comes after it.

Of course, that might just be a personal idiosyncrasy on my part.

johnmansley 2012-03-08 07:26

I have to go with Obscura too. "Clouded" is just too monstrous not to be my favourite Gorguts song. I have From Wisdom to Hate but I can't get into it as much as Obscura.

estringrev 2012-03-08 12:06

I've listened to Obscura all the way through a couple times and I could never get into it. Nostalgia was really the only track that made any sense to me off the entire album.

Haven't heard any of their other stuff yet.

Gomli 2012-03-08 15:56

Obscura definitely, Nostalgia is a real class for every band that tries to be technical/dissonant. Even though the album cover fuckin sucks

Chris Rezendes 2012-03-11 07:22

Nostalgia is, actually, my second favorite song off that album. Clouded is my favorite Gorguts song period.

moe_blunts 2012-03-11 11:37

I chose The Erosion of Sanity because it has Orphans of Sickness. I considered choosing Considered Dead. Shit, I like all Gorguts.

Dystopia 2012-03-11 19:14

Not sure..

Chris Rezendes 2012-03-12 06:43

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Originally Posted by moe_blunts
I chose The Erosion of Sanity because it has Orphans of Sickness. I considered choosing Considered Dead. Shit, I like all Gorguts.

Me too. I'm always surprised when somebody only likes early or later Gorguts.

Jon 2012-05-30 13:34

Considered Dead. Erosion... is pretty sick, but Luc Lemay's voice on that album reminds me of John Tardy's, and I can't stand Tardy's vocals. Obscura was OK, I guess, but not my kinda thing. Haven't heard anything since Obscura.

Chris Rezendes 2012-05-30 21:08

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Originally Posted by Jon
Considered Dead. Erosion... is pretty sick, but Luc Lemay's voice on that album reminds me of John Tardy's, and I can't stand Tardy's vocals. Obscura was OK, I guess, but not my kinda thing. Haven't heard anything since Obscura.

I actually hate Obituary period. I can't place my finger on it, just something about their style of songwriting grinds on my nerves. Credit to them for being early DM pioneers, but I hate every single one of their songs that I've ever heard.

Nihilist 2012-06-28 00:56

The Erosion of Sanity - was a tough one, but Condemned to Obscurity is an all time
favourite of mine.

Dyldo 2012-06-29 12:02

Do you guys want to hear the most depressing thing ever? Gorguts just played and I missed them. Not only did they play (and play heavily [heh] off of Obscura, so I was informed), but they played with a Death tribute that would rotate all of the original album line-ups to match the songs off of what album they would be playing.

It sucks being broke as shit.

FearFrost 2012-07-04 10:01

obscura.

Considered Dead close 2nd

Bones98 2012-08-05 22:36

Erosion of Sanity is the BEST IMO. Perfect mix of old school and technical brutal death metal.

Chris Rezendes 2012-08-06 20:07

Goddamn, I love Gorguts. It's a shame that I never really gave them a shot until a few years ago. I enjoyed it right away and the more I listened, the more I fell in love. Same situation with Immolation. Just never bothered to listen to those two bands until about three years ago.


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