PREMIERE: Scorched – “Dealings of a Gruesome Kind”

Get you some down and dirty Delware death metal.

Back in 2014, I tried in vain to find a single great metal band in Delaware. My labors were for naught. That’s because Delaware-based Scorched had yet to record their fiery take on OSDM. Since then, they’ve put out a filthy demo cassette in 2015 and the best split of 2016 on their 4-way release with Gatecreeper, Outer Heaven, and Homewrecker (who share a drummer with Scorched).

Scorched Album

If it’s not immediately clear from looking at that album art, Scorched are a band obsessed with horror. Their debut LP Echoes of Dismemberment is sure to thrill horror junkies and OSDM fiends with 11-tracks of filthy, crusty, death metal. “Dealings of a Gruesome Kind” fades in with a foreboding march of a riff that opens up like a rusty Swiss army knife. Both violent and sticky, “Dealings of a Gruesome Kind” would be a fitting theme for a slasher film.

Echoes of Dismemberment is out in November. Pre-order it through Unspeakable Axe and get it for just ten bones! Follow Scorched on Facebook and tell ’em “What it do”

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Published on: October 18, 2016

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  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    SCORCHED! UAR! TOVH! these things are good things

  • Scrimm
  • Unspeakable Axe is too kind to us <3

  • Eliza

    This is exactly what I needed after such a tiring day. Very relaxing.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
    • Eliza
        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Huh? Is that the same John McEntee as in “Incantation’s John McEntee”? Never knew he used to play with Mortician
          #noob

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ogu8AbvKsKU

          • Yup. The early Mortician demos were the best Mortician IMO. This exactly how I like my filthy death metal to sound.

          • Rob M
          • Damn, son. This is trivia I can use. Wonder why I never noticed that on his M-A page, must have been a while.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Never checked out the Revenant demos. This is the only Revenant album I ever listened to:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBLOdPKRnLk&list=PLzDMOar-1Y_xafbipmgjnCG8rdpw-ez4W&index=3

          • Rob M

            Yeah, he was gone by then, but that was still a killer album

          • Yup, same year as that Mortician demo. Dude was busy!

          • Rob M

            I think Revenant was his band at first, but when he wanted to go in a different direction than the rest of those guys he started Incantation

          • And thank Satan for that decision!!!

          • Rob M

            Hell yeah…Revenant was good, but Incantation is untouchable

          • It was the right decision.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah, sometimes it’s a good career choice to start your own band. I mean, doing this, McEntee gave us Incantation.
            At other times though, musicians should just stay right where they are. I’m thinking of Erik Rutan for instance.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_7eleGD0as&index=10&list=PLzDMOar-1Y_y8w5g9XrEyGu2ysHo1C56z

          • Rob M

            They definitely fell apart without him…Dim Mak, would have to stand on a toilet to kiss Ripping Coprse ass

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I actually think Dim Mak is pretty damn bad…

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            What about The Dying Light? Well, their first album anyway?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I have to admit I never really checked out The Dying Light…

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Just had two albums. Their first one is fucking ripping. More in a blackened/thrash vain. And sadly, that album is impossible to find and even more so on youtube, because you can’t rip it. That was during a time, where some labels were pressing CDs that you couldn’t burn/rip and make copies. So, I guess you’ll have to take my word for it, haha. Here’s the cover anyway, in case you ever see it.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b3d738c72ad5be96e7e0109cf75c2db43765d895e58903bea8102b231c7658a.jpg

          • I think I remember you talking about this bad a loooong while back. I’ll have to check this out later.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            If you actually find a place online to check it out, let me know. The vocals are fucking nasty!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Blackened thrash sounds good. Thanks for the recommendation!
            I’ll keep an eye out for it, if I ever come across it haha.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Here’s a track from the second album, but it’s not as sinister as the first album.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc55En2W44w

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            This is not bad though. Pretty solid.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Oh, it’s not terrible. I just prefer the first one. Those are another couple albums I need to revisit as well.

          • Rob M

            As do I…hard to believe its practically the same band, lineup wise

          • Xinen

            Well I like ’em.

          • Ripping Corpse is so underrated.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Agreed, but Rutan’s leads in Morbid Angel were sick.

          • Rutan has such a signature sound. More so in those days.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, Hate Eternal is a barrage of snoozing blast.

          • Drumming is insane, but then again I only really listen to H.E. for the drumming I guess.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I think Domination is solid, but not my favorite Morbid Angel album. Gateways on the other hand, I consider to be underrated as fuck.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584u0pWqcGA&list=PLyNkh-wQ2KB2U9wDzADaQRXKEnoLoqV-O&index=7

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I really need to revisit that one.

          • If you can look past the extremely triggered drums then it’s a real treat.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, I know. The drum sound is bad!

          • It’s kinda like Diabolic. Drum sound is shit but the tunes fucking RIP!!!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Excellent parallel.

          • W.

            Seconded. I saw it on vinyl at that record store but didn’t pick it up cuz budgeting.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Really hate that, budgeting and all.

          • W.

            Someday I’ll have my wife’s doctor money.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Well, that will be nice.

          • W.

            All the records.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Easy there. Don’t be so greedy. Save some for us.

          • W.

            Hahahaha. Fine. I’ll leave you the ones with riffs.

            …wait…

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You son of a bitch!

          • Waynecro

            GATEWAYS!!! I was listening to that album in the gym last night.

          • I agree that a proper follow-up to Dreaming with the Dead would have been ace, but Rutan did some pretty great work with Morbid Angel, imo.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Domination’s got a few good tunes and Gateways’ a great album in general imo.
            Hate Eternal on the other hand…I never really got that band…

          • Oh yeah, Hate Eternal is a band I can live without.

          • 365ChaosRiddenDays

            Rot and suffocating Death Metal is great, Incantation gave us great albums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19DMJSRXiDQ

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            First two studio albums with McEntee on vox are my favorite. The third one with Corchado of The Chasm is really good stuff as well though. The Chasm is also quite an underrated band.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsPsRQU1iSA&list=PLP87AOgUsVYsrQ1p01L4vCUwFr3Dqu4xc

          • W.

            The Chasm is rad.

          • Rob M

            Maybe Im misreading this…are you saying Onward To Golgotha and Mortal Throne of Nazarene are your favorites, because those two have Craig Pillard on vocals…

            …or are you saying Decimate Christendom and Primordial Domination, the first two that actually use McEntee as the vocalist are your favorites?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Oh fuck, I got it all in a twist. First two full length studio albums indeed had Pillard on vocals. McEntee took on vocal duties later on (in terms of full length albums that is).
            My bad.

          • Rob M

            No worries…I just wasnt sure which ones you were talking about…Theyre all great albums

          • 365ChaosRiddenDays

            Craig Pillard always seemed perfect and McEntee too, yeah, Corchado was active as a singer from 1995 to 1998 and I remember him especially in “Diabolical Conquest” which is another great album by Incantation and I agree with you on The Chasm, very good, this is the first time I hear their music, not bad at all, I’ll dig their discography, so thanks Frank.

        • Rob M

          Only Mortician stuff I actually like

        • Eliza

          Love this one!

      • Rob M
  • W.

    Yeh, this is rad.

  • Waynecro

    Excellent find, Joe! Thanks!

  • Praise the porcelain goddess that hath bestowed upon us this shit-smeared death metal.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Yeah this sounds good, digging the reverb on the vox

  • Rob M
    • Rob, do you dig Coffins at all?

      EDIT: The band that is. Lol

      • Rob M

        Oh yeah…If Lasse Pyykkö works on it, Im pretty much there

          • Rob M

            Did you catch them at MDF a couple years back…damn, they killed that set. Crowbar played adterwards and couldnt even compete

          • Hahaha! Crowbar after Coffins? Major fail.

          • Rob M

            I ended up bailing about halfway through the Crowbar set…you could just feel all the energy leave the room when they came on

          • Was that the same year Kirk kicked that fan in the face for being on stage?

          • Rob M

            Yeah…Id ditched by then, but that was the year. Hell, Id bet that was as exciting as their set got that night

          • Probably. I was never a Crowbar fan to begin with any how.

          • W.

            I saw them play with Howl and St. Vitus. St. Vitus was incredible that night.

          • Rob M

            Same…We were mostly staying because my one buddy was a fan, and the drinks were flowing pretty good by then but it wasnt worth it…With the way the rest of that lineup was stacked that year, figured sleep was a better idea

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Why the Crowbar dislike? :’-(

          • Rob M

            Just not a major fan…they dont do much for me musically

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Nah it’s understandable. Myself I like all those bands from the New Orleans sludge scene. Crowbar’s a bit of a one trick pony, but when the trick works, it can tickle my pickle.

          • Rob M

            Yeah, I have a couple of friends who dig their sound, but Im admittedly very picky about sludge

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I’m not exceptionally picky about any kind of metal style I think. If a band has a sound of their own (which I think Crowbar does have), I’m tempted to check out their stuff. If a band sounds almost exactly like another band I like, I won’t think their music is bad, but I won’t spend much time with it either.

          • Rob M

            I can usually find bands I like in pretty much any genre, but with certain styles Im looking for a specific sound. If a band dosnt hit that itch for me, I usually move along

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah absolutely, a band should hit a specific “itch”. There are bands that I think are actually pretty solid, but for some reason they don’t really speak to me, which results in me moving along.

          • Rob M

            Shit dude, I was thinking of Claws…but yes, Coffins fucking slays as well

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vX5TxW0yxE

          • Finland Claws?

          • Rob M

            Yeah…thats the one

      • nbm02ss

        So heavy Amazon delivers it via freight truck.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LtrSmggbLU

    • nbm02ss

      Was just jamming this the other day at work. So good.

      • Rob M

        One of my favorites…the opening riff on the title track is the tits

    • Óðinn

      Yup.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    How old are these dudes? In that picture, they look like teenagers.

    • This label signs some young bands. Sewercide is the same way.

    • Rob M

      Those dudes arent even old enough to use their drink vouchers

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Poor little guys.

        • Reminds me of the early Decapitated days when they were touring while still in High School.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, that was insane then too!

      • Waynecro

        When I was a minor, I played in a band with adults. The lame-ass singer and his troll girlfriend used to use my drink tickets while I waited for showtime in the alley behind the venue. Shit was lame.

        • Rob M

          Not cool man…not cool at all

    • Unspeakable Axe

      Mid-20s for the most part. Izzi is also in Homewrecker and a new band Cryptrot, so he’s practically an old man in terms of studio and road miles.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Thanks for the info!

        • Unspeakable Axe

          How could I deny King Shit of Fuck Mountain?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Indeed, mortal, indeed.

  • AWWWW FUCKIN YISSS

  • Óðinn

    Thanks, Joe.

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