Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
So, who’s in the band and who does what?
Musically, where do you guys draw influence from?
I would say individually this will probably vary but to give a brief scope of bands I would say we are highly influenced by US death metal bands such as Death, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Deicide, Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Immolation as well as other death metal acts such as early Cryptopsy, Decapitated, Vader and much more.
You have just released a promo as a teaser for your forthcoming full length CD. How has this been received? When is the new CD due to be released?
You guys are active giggers, what is a DOC gig typically like?
What is the bands career highlight to date?
There seems to be gigs everywhere these days, what are your thoughts on the UK gig scene at the moment?
Band wise, the UK is currently producing some absolute monsters, what are your highlights, who are you guys into?
Merch is always popular, what does DOC have for sale and how / where can we get hold of it?
We have two t-shirt designs and a handful of old EP’s and a split we did with Neuroma available via http://dawnofchaos.bigcartel.com . Due to the CDs being for sale consisting of material we did with the old line-up, once they are sold out we will not be printing them again.
Thanks once again for speaking with us. Any last words you wish to share with our readers?
Friday, 29 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
An older release from 2004, Gore’s (aka Goruguay) ‘Green Around The Gills’ is definitely worth reviewing and highlighting the band’s efforts. Although this cd was released some years ago now, it has a very upto date sound, its release date being irrelevant. It could have been produced yesterday judging by the tracks on offer. As soon as the play button is pressed it is instantly obvious that Gore worship at the altar of Macabre, only slightly less ‘nursery rhyme’ sounding. Opening track ’Smashed to Pieces By Falling Faeces’ is an all-out death metal affair, the Macabre influence present, but not at the forefront of the sound.
It’s only when track two ‘Ebola Goruguay’ opens up that truly things become Macabre-esque and the rest of the tracks follow the same structure and sound. There's a kind of 'hill billy' sound to the songs with the added 'nursery rhyme' approach. It’s a very niche and unique market that Gore are tapping into. With the Macabre sound and influence it’s kind of a marmite thing (you either love it or hate it). I have to say, I really like it. It's hard to describe Gore's sound without mentioning Macabre too much, but Macabre do have the ‘Murder Metal’ tag all to themselves and no one else has really tried to tap into this market for fear of being accused of copying them and not emulating what Macabre are doing. But, where Gore succeed is that yes, there is a heavy dose of Macabre to their sound, but there is also more to them. Intelligent song structures, memorable songs, very well played death metal with an excellent production. Gore don’t suffer the sometimes ‘very annoying high pitched vocals thing’ that puts a lot of listeners off Macabre, the band use more of a raspy vocal than a high pitched scream. Complemented by guttural backing vocals, it is the vocals that really bring the songs to life. Add to that the quality of the guitar riffs which are all first rate, very catchy and very well played; these songs are guaranteed to get the old noodle nodding.
ach and every track is a highlight and it’s really refreshing to hear a band creating this style of music (albeit seven years ago) who’s name isn’t Macabre! Being an e.p. there are only 6 songs on offer, which is a shame as typical song length is around the two minute mark which means the e.p. just isn’t long enough. When it’s as enjoyable as this to listen to, you really want more tracks to listen to. Hopefully Gore will release something soon, because if their new material is anywhere near as good as this, it will be very well received. Unique to the UK scene, a good listen and recommended (even though it’s an old release).