Retro-Review: ‘Colored Sands’ by Gorguts

Colored Sands by Gorguts is one of those albums I’m kind of reluctant to write about after I reviewed it. Much of that’s going to come down to the fact that critics and fans seemed to love this album. I just don’t hear it and I’m sure someone will tell me why I’m wrong. Musically, there’s nothing wrong with it and all the performers do … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Colored Sands’ by Gorguts

Retro-review: ‘Obscura’ by Gorguts

In the world of rock music, there are albums and there are milestones. Obscura by Canada’s Gorguts is one of the latter. Released in 1998, Obscura may have not flipped the death metal world on its head, but it definitely showcased what could be done with a genre that had been in decline for half a decade, coinciding with the release of their 1993 album … Continue reading Retro-review: ‘Obscura’ by Gorguts

Gorguts’ complex songwriting shines in ‘Erosion of Sanity’

Gorguts album Erosion of Sanity is a hard album to review. It’s not because it’s a bad album. It’s not because it’s a boring album. What it is is an album songs that each maintain such a high quality of musicianship and writing that it’s almost impossible to separate even one track that stands out above the others. I’ve been listening to Erosion for Sanity for over … Continue reading Gorguts’ complex songwriting shines in ‘Erosion of Sanity’