Review: Organ Dealer – Visceral Infection

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Good news everybody, New Jersey was just voted the least liked state in America by the other fifty states. That seems fitting given that we have an obese blowhard governor who has set the state back economically for many years to come. The state song is “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. People think we all act like that group of guidos and guidettes from MTV’s The Jersey Shore, and that’s a pretty fair representation. We’re famous for some guy called “The Boss” who doesn’t do shit. There’s potholes in just about every road, and the entire population of the state is concentrated mostly in the northern area of the state which makes for awesome traffic jams because just about everybody drives their own car. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, but enough about all the terrible things, there’s plenty of good music here in the Garden State. And when it comes to bands that play heavy music, the stuff that’s coming out of the speakers is a reflection of what it’s like to put up with all this crap on a regular basis. Enter Organ Dealer who play a style of death grind that could only have been created in NJ because the conditions here bring an unpleasantness out of you.

Visceral Infection delivers twelve songs of blasting animosity that takes its cues from death metal, grindcore, and hardcore. Organ Dealer specialize in writing short songs while packing a punch served by a clenched fist with a pair of brass knuckles on them to give it a grind feel. Despite the brevity of the songs, there’s a lot happening within them. Machine gun blast beats over precisely played death metal riffs rage through each song to give you whiplash as you’re head banging along. They’ll pause briefly so you can take a breather as you ready yourself to windmill and spin kick along to breakdowns that will have you swinging for the fences. Vocalist Scot Moriarty is screaming his head off through every song while death metal growls back him up throughout.

There is no letup to be found anywhere on Visceral Infection. Organ Dealer pride themselves on dishing out wave after wave of unrelenting punishment in short explosive bursts. Songs like “Pyrophillia”, “Pear of Anguish” and “Piss & Gasoline” highlight the festivities as they make great use of genre mashing that blends everything together in such a way that no one element supersedes the other. The recording works well for Organ Dealer as all the instruments have room to breathe. Much like the mashing of styles in their music, there’s not one aspect of the recording that overtakes the other. Drums are upfront where they need to be but not upfront to the point of distraction. Same with the guitars, bass and vocals. It’s all evenly spread out so the listener can hear what everyone is doing. After several listens, the album I can most closely compare Visceral Infection to is The Red Chord’s first album, Fused Together In Revolving Doors which saw that band blending death, grind, and hardcore to a similarly brilliant result.

 

This album is reflective of the anger you feel when you are caught in one of those time consuming traffic jams where it takes you a half an hour to move one mile. As you inch along the freeway with hundreds of other motorists, you get so pissed that you actually want to abandon your vehicle and walk home because that would be faster than waiting for the idiot who was texting while driving to be cleaned up. Either that or you wish you had a tank so you can blast this album while tossing every other vehicle aside just so you can get home at a decent hour. In a perfect world you’d opt for the latter.

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  • CyberneticOrganism

    That there’s some badass album art.

    • DCLXVI

      Byah!

    • Top 5 things I despise:
      1. Being stuck in traffic
      2. People who sight see accidents contributing to traffic
      3. People who honk the horn while in traffic
      4. People who don’t pay attention while driving causing accidents creating traffic
      5. People who don’t take care of their car so that it breaks down during rush hour and causes traffic

      • I support the death penalty for people that break down on a main highway in rush hour.

        • A large section of the highway I take to work is down to 2 lanes with no shoulders and there is inevitably a stalled car taking up one of those lanes. Fuck those people.

      • 6. People who slow down because there’s a curve in the interstate coming up.

        • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

          You know nothing of traffic, Jon Snow.

          • ‘splain pretty plz! cause it rustles my jimmies so

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            It really depends on the curve. Those warning signs are there because not all vehicles may be able to handle the curve at the same speed. Roads are typically designed with a “design vehicle” in mind, and the performance of a 350Z on a highway curve will be vastly different than that of an 18-wheeler.

          • thx man! problem in St. Louis is that these aren’t major curves, the likes of which you speak. also, 350z >>>>>>>>

          • ^tr00f

            Then again, in a place where 98% of the roads are straight and 98% of the drivers are ancient, everyone and their mother slows way down for the curves . . .

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            Yah, older drivers tend to have a noticeable effect on flow, haha.

      • 6. People that causes traffic stops in the lights because they want to fight.

        That one happens a lot in Maracaibo, so… You better not be here, jajaja. I can’t pay you a heart transplant.

        • I’m able to contain my road rage. I actually try to keep a few car lengths ahead of me so I can just let the car roll without having to hit the brakes. That pisses some people off around here so they honk the horn in disgust. They fail to realize they are not going anywhere due to the sea of non moving vehicles ahead of them.

          • we must be drift compatible, for i do the same thing. extends the life of your car too

          • lol’d at drift compatible. McNulty you my boy.

          • KJM

            As did I.

          • I like to keep calm and jam good tunes. Helps with my sanity.

          • This trick is tough, because jerks just keep flooding into the buffer zone you’ve created for yourself, usually without using their blinkers, possibly leading to further accidents and more traffic . . . it’s a vicious fucking cunt of a cycle . . .

          • trve, but i say let ’em have it. my naive self likes to think i’m helping alleviate some traffic behind me, by averaging my speed instead of starting & stopping

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            Actually, maintaining an average speed at or just below the speed limit is better for the flow of traffic after all. My friend’s dissertation used big data modeling to confirm what’s called the asymmetrical driving pattern. Aggressive starts and stops will ultimately cost someone more in total delay at stop lights than just driving the speed limit.

          • Stopping and starting also murders your gas tank

          • #TrafficDoctorApproval
            today was a good day…

          • This happened in a blackout last year:

            http://www.panorama.com.ve/__export/1423959987164/sites/panorama/img/uploads/ciudad/2014/03/20/104952_trafico21.jpg_1813825294.jpg

            Maracaibo drivers are the most stupid subrace in this country. They’re like flies trying to pass a window; when the traffic lights goes off because a blackout they automatically go forward without thinking.

            It’s part of our culture. It’s what we call ‘viveza criolla’, which is the prepotent shit inside the mind of people around here that want to pass first than everything else. That’s why we have so much corruption in the goverments, we pay to them, we want easy money in cash.

          • It does happen but I’m still ususally able to maintain it unless volume of cars is a total clusterfuck.

          • I just play music and try to enjoy the time alone. There are far better things in life to be angry at than to be stuck in traffic.

          • Truth, if only others were able to conduct themselves like civil human beings.

      • The Fish Boz

        You can move people who honk in traffic to the top of the list. Fucking assholes, do you really think it will work? Fuck you assholes.

        I don’t mind being stuck if I got good music going on, unless I’m on a time constraint.

        • KJM

          Yep. 2 km worth of traffic in front of you, but you keep honking that horn, buddy. It’ll disappear as if by magick.

  • DCLXVI

    holy shit these riffs are tasty

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    There is lack of oldschool sounding grind this year. I can’t think of really any releases this year that have done much for me. There are a couple, but still nothing that has completely crushed my dick. Production on grind is becoming much to polished I may add, but that’s a personal preference.

    • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

      That Gouge release is some sick Repulsion worship. Check that album out if you have not.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwVyxSOZdU0

      • RJA

        Great record – an example of one of many releases that get lost each year.

        • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

          Indeed. I was able to pick this up on vinyl luckily. I may spin it tonight with the company of a nice brew.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

      Grind definitely seems to be drifting more to the death metal side than the punk side. I like both, so this doesn’t bother me.

      • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

        Well I don’t mind the death metal side of it. There are a lot of grind bands that are death infused that are great. Terrorizer mastered that style of grind. Organ Dealer just does’t sound like grind to me. Hardcore vocal style and zany almost tech guitar riffs don’t do it for me at all.

        Same story different day for me. I’ll just shut up.

        • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

          Don’t shut up, bb.

    • DCLXVI

      this is very OSDM-y

      • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

        Nothing wrong with that.

    • i think the recording works really well for these guys. I think it would be OK if they went a little dirtier but if they went any more polished it would likely ruin it. I get pissed when I start hear Steve Jobs on drums. What I mean by that is they sound toi digital.

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    BOOM!

    45 more bands confirmed for MDF XIV!!!

    The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
    Buzzov*en
    Centinex (Sweden)
    Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin (Italy)
    Crypt Sermon
    Dehumanized
    Demonical (Sweden)
    Demonic Christ
    Deranged (Sweden)
    Discharge (UK)
    DOOM (UK)
    Dopethrone (Canada)
    Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
    Gets Worse (UK)
    Ground
    Hellbringer (Australia)
    Hirax
    Horrendous
    Infest
    Interment (Sweden)
    Magrudergrind
    Novembers Doom
    Nuclear Assault
    Paradise Lost (UK)
    Priapus
    Putrescence (Canada)
    Repulsion
    Ringworm
    Rotten Sound (Finland)
    Satan (UK)
    Secrets of the Moon (Germany)
    Severed Head of State
    Sick Fix
    Sick of Stupidity (Netherlands)
    Six Brew Bantha (Canada)
    Skullshitter
    Tempest
    Test (Brazil)
    Testament
    Tragedy
    Waco Jesus
    Weedeater
    Whoresnation (France)
    Wombbath (Sweden)
    World Burns to Death

    • KJM
    • Centinex, Horrendous, Novembers Doom, Paradise Lost… Woah, that lineup is very good!!!

    • Scrimm

      Interment>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • CyberneticOrganism

      … Satan.

    • Void Dweller

      Hirax.

    • Void Dweller

      Fuck, no Dissection, again? Bullshit.

      • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

        Do you know any one that can raise corpses the dead? We could have our selves a hell of a music festival then.

        • Void Dweller

          Can’t say that I do bro.

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            DAMN. Just think, we could have a tweaked out Seth Putnam corpse screaming and running around on stage next year. Guess not though.

          • sweetooth0

            They could dig up his purifying corpse, prop it up, and just play overdubs for his vocals and I’d still go see it

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            Hahaha! True.

        • The Fish Boz

          I know a guy

          • i can get you a guy by 3 o’clock this afternoon

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            Bunch of fucking armatures.

          • KJM

            with nail polish

    • KJM

      So, at least 9 bands that I want to see and we’re still 10 months away.

    • pïgchop™

      What else goes BOOM…? Why, a BOOMSTICK of course! Don’t be stupid – check this good shit out: Ash vs Evil Dead. Oh yeah!!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnLg1TPCYM

      • so hesitant about this!

        • pïgchop™

          Fear not – word is that this show is going to rock. The trailer suggests a homerun.

          • KJM

            Fingers crossed.

        • KJM

          It’ll be good comedy at least.

        • It has Bruce Campell so there is a good chance it will at least be okay.

          • sweetooth0

            The trailer has given me new hope that we will finally see a worthy followup to the holiest of holy trilogies!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Groovy as all fuck

      • OldMetalHead

        Extra points for the Deep Purple in the soundtrack.

      • Void Dweller

        Love all the blood!

      • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

        Fucking sick!

      • Could be good considering Bruce Campell is involved.

    • OldMetalHead

      Venom and Testament!

    • The Fish Boz

      This line up is too siqqnasty

    • Stanley

      Needs more Poland.

  • ME GORAK™

    GORAK LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra
    • Maik Bozinton™

      Top kek.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      David Vibrant

    • Howard Dean

      Fuck’n Radikult!

    • sweetooth0

      L’oreal is simply 2 extreme 4 me.

  • OldMetalHead

    I learned from Top Gear that NJ has the most luxury cars per capita in the entire US.

    • Confirmed and 90% of them drive like arrogant assholes.

  • Kevin Nash & Friends

    Ron plz! I’ve seen Springsteen 7 times!

    • KJM

      He seems like a decent guy and I respect the work he puts into his music, but I can’t stand any of it. No matter how anyone tries to spin it, 80s Springsteen was jock rock. Period.

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

        The bros love Springsteen

        • KJM

          To be fair tho, every popular Rock act has it’s meathead fan contingent.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            This is true. Metal is not immune.

          • The Fish Boz

            Yeah yeah yeah!
            (Hit the lights)

      • more beer

        That is the absolute truth and exatcly how I feel about this guy.

  • Great read, Ron. I like how you talk about the music in the context of the environment which produced it; very educational.

  • Boz Nü-Djent ™

    Wouldn’t it be by the other 49 states? Or did Jersey vote for itself?

  • got around to spinning this a second time; it’s great! thx R.D.

  • Le Tapir The Based

    Off topic: any of you guys got opinions on this? I’m digging it harddd!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FOPTBAM60SY