Disgustibus is here to bring the stupid. This is knuckle dragging brutal deathgrind at its most primal, and I for one am here for it. Body Horror gives us 5 conceptual tracks in the film sub-genre of body horror, each covering a differing thematic concept. This solo-project presents us with unreasonable heaviness, impressive technicality and fantastic production. Don’t forget crushingly guttural vocals and sinister film samples to open each track. If you want something to shut down the thinking part of your brain and throw your body around to, then this is it.
Album: Body Horror
Label: Kvlt und Kaos Productions
Release Date: October 13, 2023
Written by James Sweetlove
Disgustibus is here to bring the stupid. This is knuckle dragging brutal deathgrind at its most primal, and I for one am here for it. Body Horror give us 5 conceptual tracks in the film sub-genre of body horror, each covering a differing thematic concept.
I want to start by saying that while I called this music primal, that doesn’t make it non-complex. The project in-fact gives us some genuinely complex song-writing and technical proficiency. What’s most impressive though is that they manage to make music that sounds incredibly heavy while also sounding so good that it allows the listener to be able to hear each individual element clearly. What blew my mind about this release though, is that its a solo project and only one man, Manuel Lucchini is responsible for everything you hear. You also have to have to show some real appreciation for Manuel’s mastering work on the album, it just sounds fantastic.
Each element on this album sounds excellent. The guitars are both wildly heavy and incredibly technical in alternating fashion. At times they get downright crushing before exploding into blisteringly fast technicality. The drums are a pummeling, snare heavy onslaught of brutal death metal rage. Finally the vocals, which give us two styles, a commanding deeply guttural style and a raw shrieked style with a grindcore kind of bite to it. I have to give some praise to Manuel for the choice of film samples he chose for the album, they honestly couldn’t have been picked any better. They just add so much depth to the album and really draw the listener in.
Finally I want to give praise to Samanta Vallini for their incredible work on the album art for the release. It has a genuinely cool vintage horror feel to it and the colour schemes of yellow and purple really just pop. I can only imagine how cool this album art would look on a patch, something I would gladly add to my jacket.
Overall I think this is a killer release that ranks a little above the average deathgrind or brutal death metal band. If you enjoy stupidly heavy music that embodies extreme metal in its purest form, then I guarantee that you will enjoy this.