Sickening, perverse, unrelenting. Those are all words that can describe the album Shotgun Surgery by Deathfare. This new release by these death dealers is something that is purely chaotic and fueled by nothing other than blood lust. As soon as you press play you cannot escape the sickness and you can’t outrun your demise. Deathfare comes for you and hunts you down and doesn’t stop until you have been completely drained of your blood. The eleven songs that are present on this record are all soaked in blood, gore and viscera, which is exactly how it should be.
There are no intros or outros with this album and there aren’t any space fillers at all. Deathfare begins with Final Cut which blasts out of the gate and with that it blasts a hole in your chest as well. There is not lead in or anything that eases you in to the carnage. Deathfare forces you in to the wood chipper right from the beginning and don’t stop torturing you and eviscerating you until they themselves see that enough is enough. Each song on this record is wholly punishing and rips you to shreds and really does so without warning. As soon as you press play you just about are beheaded and as the album rolls on you are tortured and drawn and quartered possibly.
Shotgun Surgery sounds as though it has been marinating in fetid blood and viscera for months before it was packaged and shipped out to spread fear and death across the lands. This release makes you feel as though you are trapped inside of a serial killers mind and the dark atmosphere and ambiance that Deathfare provides for you makes the listen that much more psychotic and detrimental. Shotgun Surgery is a sickening display of death metal as chunks of human flesh and shredded skin fly out of your speakers every second. You feel as though you yourself are covered in gore and viscera after one listen, and yet the stench of blood and the sheer brutality keeps you coming back for more.
Deathfare has created something that is raw, pumped with hate and out for as much blood as it can get. This album almost has a life of a serial killer of its own beyond just being an album. One song after the next picks you apart and picks at your skull until your brain is exposed and rips at your skin and flesh until bone is exposed and sooner or later after your extensive torturing has ceased you get thrown in the woods to be left to the wolves. Shotgun Surgery is sheer madness and Deathfare packed as many corpses as they could in to this release.
Each song is filled with ripping riffs, flesh grinding bass lines, limb cracking drums and demonic vocals that sound as though they themselves are filled with blood and chunks of meat. As mentioned before this album has a sort of atmosphere and ambiance to it that is provided by the sickening musicianship and perverse lyrics that make you feel as though you are trapped in the mind of a psychotic. Death metal is suppose to make you feel as though you are covered in nothing but gore, and Deathfare succeeds here and does more than make you feel as though you are covered in fetid remains.
This is purely death metal, and this debut album by these sickos is incredibly punishing and makes for one fuck of a great listen.