Slaughtercult

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Slaughtercult
Slaughtercult cover.jpg
Studio album by Exhumed
Released August 15, 2000 (2000-08-15)
Recorded Trident Studios, Concord, California from May 2–9, 2000, and Soundlab Studios, Örebro, Sweden from May 12–14, 2000
Genre Deathgrind
Length 34:56
Label Relapse
Exhumed chronology
Gore Metal
(1998)
Slaughtercult
(2000)
Anatomy Is Destiny
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars[1]

Slaughtercult is the second full-length studio album by American death metal band Exhumed. It contained backup vocals from Henke Forss from Dawn and guest lead guitars on one song by Mieszko Talarczyk of Nasum. The first album to feature Bud Burke on bass before switching to guitar on Necrocracy.

Overview[edit]

Founding member Matt Harvey said that Slaughtercult was "the album where we came closest to achieving our goal – just a brutal, simple, direct group of songs that were very up-front and live sounding."[2] He further noted the band's pride over the lack of double bass on the album, in contrast to contemporary death metal trends.[2] Slaughtercult also reduced the quantity of sound effects and samples in comparison to Gore Metal; Harvey attributed this to the departure of Ross Sewage, who had taken a leading role in the implementation of these sound elements in the past.[3] Harvey said, "We didn't feel like they [the sound effects and samples] fit in with the overall direction of the material and the feel of the album and we just wanted to make something 100% over-the-top and in-your-face."[3]

In support of Slaughtercult, the band toured the US three times, and embarked on their first proper European tour, including co-headlining festivals like Fuck the Commerce and Obscene Extreme. The band also appeared at the Wacken Open Air festival.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matt Harvey, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Decrepit Crescendo"   2:26
2. "Forged in Fire (Formed in Flame)" Harvey, Mike Beams 2:57
3. "A Lesson in Pathology"   3:25
4. "This Axe Was Made to Grind"   2:24
5. "Carnal Epitaph"   3:00
6. "Dinnertime in the Morgue"   2:05
7. "Fester Forever" Harvey, Beams 3:39
8. "Deep Red"   3:09
9. "Infester" Harvey, Col Jones 1:21
10. "Slave to the Casket"   3:18
11. "Slaughtercult"   1:36
12. "Funeral Fuck" Harvey, Beams 3:03
13. "Vacant Grave"   2:35

Personnel[edit]

Exhumed[edit]

  • Matt Harvey – guitars, vocals
  • Col Jones – drums
  • Bud Burke – bass, vocals
  • Mike Beams – guitars, vocals

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Mieszko Talarczyk – lead guitar ("Fester Forever"), engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Juan Urteaga – additional vocals
  • Leon del Müerte – additional vocals
  • Sean McGrath – additional vocals
  • Henke Forss – additional vocals
  • Jason Balsells – additional vocals

Production[edit]

  • Jonathan Canady – design
  • Julio Sánchez – photography
  • Juan Urteaga – assistant engineering
  • Matthew F. Jacobson – executive production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slaughtercult at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Abominator, Mike (August 23, 2010). "Interview With Matt Harvey of Exhumed". Metal Maniacs. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Nocera, Billy. "Interviews: Exhumed". Braindead Zine. Grindgrore.net. Retrieved May 7, 2013.