OGRE: Bastards of Death: CD

Nov 21, 2014

“Brain driller, erectile thriller, gurgling screams, insane killer.” Supposedly, Ogre is one of the first Irish death metal bands. I can’t think of any other Irish death metal bands, but I’m no expert on the genre. Nonetheless, they deliver a performance that fulfills all the prerequisites, from the gore-filled lyrics about brain drillers, leathery wombs and rotting corpses, to the singer’s guttural throat-barfs. There’s no tomfoolery here, no nutty drum triggers or elaborate guitar layers, nothing that could be described as technical. It’s just pure, blood-slathered, old school death metal just like your parents used to love. 

 –mp (ogre.ie)