Guttural Corpora Cavernosa are the Coolest (and Only) Taiwanese Slam Band I Know About
It’s easy to think of slam music as a primarily American phenomenon. That’s because it’s often way too couched in that windbreaker hardcore scene, with dudes trying to be hip-hop-influence tough guy antiheroes. But slam lives outside of the US, and thankfully it’s much more of an extension of death metal–gross, burbling, guts-fucking death metal.
One example of this is Taiwanese slammers Guttural Corpora Cavernosa, who I stumbled across yesterday. This is very much a slam band–there are those lumbering breakdowns, those crank-spinning blastbeats, and pinch harmonics galore–but it all sounds set in the butcher’s shop rather than the mean streets of Darien, with enough of that horror movie menace to keep it from just being a series of rabbit punches. It obviously helps that the band’s album is called You Should Have Died When I Killed You, and it has the insane cover art you see above.
Check out the title track from Guttural Corpora Cavernosa’s You Should Have Died When I Killed You below. The album drops July 8th via Gore House Productions; you can pre-order it here.
Update: The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad told us the following in regards to Taiwanese slam:
@metalsucks Maggot Colony + Gorepot are cool too
— Trevor Strnad (@TrevorTBDM) June 28, 2016
It appears that both of these bands share members with Guttural Corpora Cavernosa, so we trust Trevor’s judgment (he was right about Grim Feast) and thank him for keeping us abreast of a cool new scene.
[via Metal Undergroud]