"Piled Up Dead" (Epitome Productions; 2005)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter


Hailing from Israel, brutal death metallers Viscera Trail make no mistake in their transparency as a brutal death metal band.

Oddly (but impressively), “Piled Up Dead” opens with a violin piece that sets an ominous tone for the six brutal death metal tracks that follow.  The tunes on “Piled Up Dead” are mostly mid-paced numbers that allow time and space to display the dynamics of each song. The guttural vocals aren’t exactly my cup of tea, but the distance between the frequency of the low vocals mixed with the instrumentation seems to be perfect in the way that neither treads on their sonic territory.

With graphic photo images to back up the edgy lyrics, Viscera Trail present a comprehensive, competent package that should impress any fan of the brutal death metal genre.

While the brevity of “Piled Up Dead” plays out more like an EP than an album, the overall impact the album is impressive.

“Piled Up Dead” was produced by Viscera Trail, recorded and mixed by Guy Web, and mastered by John Wellborn.

Viscera Trail: Shahaf O. on vocals, Tomer H. on guitars and vocals, Yaniv K. on bass, and Yinon T. on drums.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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