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Considered Dead/the Erosion of Sanity

Gorguts Audio CD
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"This Quebec, Canada-based death metal band, formed by Luc Lemay (vocals), Sylvain Marcoux (guitar), Eric Giguere (bass) and Stephane Provencher (drums), promised great things on their 1991 debut, Considered Dead, which featured guest spots from the Death guitarist James Murphy and Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes.

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  • Audio CD (12 July 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B0002FR09W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groundwork 28 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
As a hardcore fan of Gorguts' Obscura, it feels like a step back sometimes when listening to these albums but don't be fooled, it is an amazing step back. From the opening of "Considered Dead" to the ending of "Erosion..."'s "Domant Misery" you can see what Luc Lemay (founder and lead singer) was up to before the madness and chaos that is Obscura.

The sound on these albums has definitely been influenced by Suffocation (more so on "Considered Dead") but it is an evolution which then mutates into a completely unique Gorguts sound. It is not a straight copycat act as many death metal bands have unfortunately become.

"Considered" is more primitive but is nice, fast and technical. The vocals are a standout, especially in the current era of "Cookie Monster" death vocals. Luc sounds as if he is being tortured and yet he spouts lyrics about death, disease and the fragility of human existence. Yup, you heard me right, unlike other acts who generally go on about killing and maiming corpses (and eventually mating with them), Gorguts is more focused on the actual process of dying. Don't think of these albums as a watered down set of songs that are trying to be death metal. This is what death metal is supposed to sound like.

Points to enjoy about this album are the interludes of piano and classical guitar that are rarely found on other albums in the genre. One amazingly haunted piece is found in the song "Condemned to Obscurity" on "Erosion..." where is starts off with a haunting piano melody which then transgresses onto some of the most brutal riffs you have ever heard.

Overall, if you are a fan of death metal this album will have you banging your head until you faint. It is an awesome collection from Roadrunner (despite the fallout between Gorguts and the label).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC CANADIAN DEATH METAL FROM GORGUTS! 30 Nov 2004
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Gorguts are another one of those fantastic bands that come along and show everyone what they're made of. Through Death Metal's arduous quest for domination. RR found lots of Death Metal artists trying their best. Canada's GORGUTS did exactly this, the result, two of their albums are both very well known as 2 of the best Death Metal albums of all time.
Let's see the band's background, hmmm??
Gorguts were made in the early 90's when they gave a demo tape to A&R person Monte Conner, Monte thought they were awesome, so did all their fans, so GORGUTS were quickly signed to the label's roster,and were sent to Morrisound Recording in Tampa with producer/engineer Scott Burns to see what they were possible of.
When they emerged in 1991 with their unrelenting debut, CONSIDERED DEAD, GORGUTS and Burns were very impressed with this masterpiece no.1, the album is consisted of 10 extremely catchy compositions that were not short on intricacy. The 3 songs, "Disincarnated" (inspiration for "Dreams of the Carrion Kind"), "Hematological Allergy" and "Bodily Corrupted" are great songs to listen to, "...And Then Comes Lividity" is simply one of the best acoustic songs vocalist,lead and acoustic guitarist Luc Lemay has ever played, the album cover (another illustration by Dan SeaGrave) is very realistic and haunting. The sickening album closer "Inoculated Life" features a solo by experienced guitar-shredder James Murphy and is great.
Two years later, GORGUTS released "The Erosion of Sanity", this is commonly hailed by fans and bands as on of the best death metal records of all time.
The classics "Hideous Infirmity," "A Path Beyond Premonition, "Condemned To Obscurity" and the title track were chock full of insanely technical riffs. Many Death Metal fans, found it all too much to take in.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hail 21 Mar 2006
By See about me - Published on Amazon.com
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Roadrunner sucks majorly, that has been established; but these 2-for-1 things seem pretty cool, in comparison to digging out over $20+ dollars for two 10 year old albums. With that said, if you consider yourself a fan of death metal, Considered Dead and Erosion of Sanity should already be in your collection. If they're not, look for an "add to cart" button. It should be where it normally is, but who knows. Maybe Gorguts is just awesome enough to forcefully re-arrange a page layout, as well as listeners' entrails. One of the reasons old-school death metal is so cool is because, every band had a different pool of influence. Every band sounded different, and no band at that point strived for faceless grunting "brutality." Gorguts is no exception, with their early example of technical precision, and dark layered harmonies hidden somewhere between the correlation of buzzsaw guitars and frenetic bass lines.

Considered Dead marks Gorguts' first spash into the death metal scene. It wasn't really recieved as well as peers like Death and Deicide to be called a "splash," so maybe a better analogy is "underwater creature that stealthily eats whales and sailors." Considered Dead was a every bit as morbid of a declaration as other landmark old school releases such as Leprosy and Cause of Death, but Gorguts infused a biting sense of technicality that went beyond rapid tempo changes. Well-integrated pitch-harmonics and shuffling time signatures offered a cryptic hint of things to come.

The Erosion of Sanity would later be deemed one of the best death metal records of the early nineties. The band pushed beyond the cookie-cutter production of Considered Dead, and a new-found crispness allowed Gorguts' riffs to evolve into more gutwrenching beasts. Bass lines and squeeling guitars swarmed into some almost jazzy scales, before dispersing into some minimalist death metal framework. There was no lack of variety here, with the said intricacies and acoustic/piano parts. Luc's vocals were better than ever, with a mid-ranged growls that easily descended into more bassy Chris Barnes-esque grunts. This album took a while to get used to, so if you're looking for instant musical gratification, look elsewhere. The riffs make a little more sense every time you listen to it, until you reach some sort of nirvana where your mind just "clicks" with the music, and you get a satisfying sense of: "I get it now!" These Canadians never quite got the attention that would ever make their name known by mainstream tadpoles, making Gorguts one of death metal's best hidden gems.

- Thus says the Pellington
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Death Metal resurfaces 5 Sep 2004
By S. Whiting - Published on Amazon.com
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You have got to really enjoy what roadrunner records has done for old school death metal. the "two from the vault" collections are just great. with the likes of Obituary, King Diamond, and Pestilence being put out in this series, finally, Gorguts gets one. "Considered Dead/Erosion of Sanity." The names of two of death metals finer products. Both albums are packed onto one CD, complimented with liner notes by Deron Miller (cky guitarist/qualified metal listener) the liner notes are very descriptive, and give you a bit of history about the band, what happened to them, and whats going on now.

The first album "Considered Dead" starts off with an acoustical piece, which is a good start, but dont be fooled Mr. Dave Mathews fan, track two spins the CD in an entirely new direction. Pure Death metal. better yet, death metal done right! Considered Dead is a very well rounded record. honestly, i think that if you show this record to new listeners of the metal genere, who dont know much bout old school death metal, they will surely like this record. did i mention that the cover art is awesome?

"THe Erosion Of SAnity" is...very very different from Considered Dead. The songs arnt as simple, and, yes, it is still good, but no way is it like a traditional metal release. you actually have to listen to this album, in order to actually hear it. unlike Considered Dead, this album doesnt just pop up and sound amazing. it just sounds...????? but, after a few listens, you will surely get the feel of the album ,and realize its quite a piece of work.

These are two very good metal releases, and i reccomend that anyone with an open mind to death metal, should pick this up immdeiately. Peace.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Deron Miller 15 Dec 2004
By Braddock A. Schofield - Published on Amazon.com
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5 stars for this becuase of the musicianship, catchiness, talent, intelligence and time put into both recordings (not to mention how amazing the music is). death metal at it's best. 2 amazing records put onto one disc with the linear notes of Deron Miller from cKy. both CDs are out of print, thanks roadrunner for dropping such a great band. roadrunner made a huge mistake around '96. dropping so many good influential metal bands and signing such trash such as slipknot, nickelback and 36 crazy fists. what were they thinking? whatever... first CD is Considered Dead. '91 it was released and never got the recognition it deserved. second half of the CD is The Erosion Of Sanity. one of the GREATEST death metal, no, any kind of record ever written. The Erosion of Sanity pulls away from typical death metal lyrics about satan, death, gore, and blasphemy. sure, they're called GORGUTS, but don't let that fool you. this band stands out from ever death metal band i have ever heard. a must have for any fan of REAL music.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Albums, Both 5 star efforts 24 Sep 2007
By T. Gore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Gorguts never got the recognition that it deserves, as if you can probely tell, since there are very few reviews for their albums. Its a shame, since these two albums are not only Death Metal classics, but deserve the praise that bands of the time such as Suffocation, Immolation, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, and Deicide got considering that they all were pioneers of melodic and progressive Death Metal (early 90's) The CD starts out with Gorguts first release, 1991's "Considered Dead" "Considered Dead" is a great debut album, you will already tell that Gorguts has a unique style of death metal which contains elements of early Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, and Immolation. It is a pretty staight forward Death Metal album, nothing to fancy, but brutal, and intelligent song writing and great musicanship. As you get to Gorguts second release which is 1993's "Erosion of Sanity" you will hear a remarkable difference from "Considered Dead" Gorguts now enters a whole new realm with complicated musical struture, with melodies that are harsh and brutal, sometimes even out of tune (done on purpose) and drumming by Stephane Provencher who in my mind, is might have been one of the best in the genere at the time. His uses his entire drum kit to the T. No dragging or lag time, and no going so fast that he is ahead of the rest of the band. When you listen, and hopefully you will be adding this into your cart soon, you will see what I mean. "ErOsion of Sanity" is described in the linear notes (by CKY's Darren Miller_, as "Many fans were blown away by and confused by initial listen..It was way too much to take in." This is so true. I was completely blown away from when I first heard it, and it was something I had playing in the background while I was doing some computer work. I felt I had to sit back in my sofa, with no distractions, and just absorb all that was going on. After each listen, you will hear something that you didnt realize before. It is that complicated, but that good. This is one of the best Death Metal albums (well two, "Considered Dead is outstanding also, but much easier to take it) of all time. Just like Pink Floyds "Dark side of the Moon" and the Beatles "Abby Road" is the rock,Metallica's "Master of Puppets is to Thrash, Smashing Pumpkins "Infinate Sadness..." and Nivanas "Nevermind" is the grunge rock, and Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" is to jazz, "Considered Dead" and "Erosion of Sanity" is to Death Metal. I think you get my point...please please please pick up this album, you wont be dissapointed......
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lucky new combers 27 Jan 2006
By Derek R. Harding - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In my mind this is a DM classic. Considered Dead and The Erosion of Sanity were classics by themselves. You should feel very fortunate that they released this gem. I was probably one of the few that bought these cd's when they first came out...10+ years later these albums easily stand out among the great DM bands that we have today. The erosion of sanity sounds very different from considered dead, but both are very good, so you really are getting two masterpieces for the price of one.
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