Is being predictable a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to metal? Look at the metalcore scenes, the glut of deathcore bands, in fact, any scene that produces a success story or two usually ends up with a whole league of run-of-the-mill bands who do nothing but churn out second rate versions of their influences. On the other hand, in the case of the gore metal scene, predictability can be a good thing as is the case with Bristol stalwarts Amputated.

You see, if you’re a fan of anything produced over the past twenty years from the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy, and Desecration, you’re likely to be one of those people who doesn’t like change all too much, so a few seconds into Dissect, Molest, Ingest you’ll be turning up the volume as you polish your pickaxe.

These Bristol boys have been knocking around the scene since the turn of the century; they’ve toured all over the place and turned up in all the important places when it comes to death metal – basically they’ve been there, buried the corpse and dug it up again. From the samples littered throughout this album they’ve got a love of gore movies and from listening to the gurgling vocals, snarling riffs and bloody blastbeats combining together on songs like “Skullfuck Lobotomy”, “When Whores Meets Saws” and “Toolbox Abortionist”, they’re quite happy churning out the same relentless barrage of vomit-soaked death metal over and over again.

Don’t be surprised when I tell you there is nothing contained in these thirty-five minutes that is anywhere near unique but, for those thirty-five minutes, there is no better way to escape from the real world than by immersing yourself in some truly solid, brutal death metal done exactly to the recipe!

Track Listing:

01. Body Of Work
02. Gorging On Putrid Discharge
03. The Local Flavour
04. Infanticidal Dysmorphia
05. Skullfuck Lobotomy
06. Psycotropic Suicide
07. When Whores Meet Saws
08. Subatomic Insemination
09. Six Feet Deep
10. Disect, Molest, Ingest
11. Toolbox Abortionist

Run Time: 35:09
Release Date: January 15, 2014

Check out the album ‘Dissect, Molest, Ingest’


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.