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Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.84 | 58 ratings

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3 stars I stated in my reviews of their first two albums that Gorguts is a generic throw-away death metal band. Then this album comes and proves me wrong and I have to eat my words.

This is the follow up to the highly acclaimed and very weird Obscura album. An album who went in all directions. From Wisdom To Hate is more a linear album with a coherent theme. It is still not a generic death metal album though. At times, it sounds like an industrial album. Nile is also a good reference. This neo type of death metal based on hard-core is also a reference. The rhythms on this album is weird and pretty innovative. The death growls is still there. The music is still brutal as heck. But all the brutality is anchored in some very intelligent designs this time. Gorguts is to death metal what Arcturus is to black metal. What else can I compare this to ? Well, their previous album Obscura. If you like Gorguts first two albums, you will hate this album. This is death metal taken kicked into touch with the 21th century. I struggle to love and even understand Obscura. Maybe that album is a bridge too far for me. But I really like From Wisdom To Hate.

Intelligent death metal; that's Gorguts. And yes, I have both eaten my words and apologised.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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