Trachoma is not well known (yet) band from Brazil, they performed with a first EP a year ago (or maybe less), and that`s all that I know about them… Before they released their first full album that blasted my brain, haha! So again, this band is a crazy duo with totally sick minds, haha! Of course, all material, starting from the cover and ending with the last note, has a classical, for gore genre, rotten theme. Blood, guts, sick maniacs, and so on… nothing new? Maybe, but that is not a bad thing. Must say I was surprised when I heard “Surgical Methods for Infectious Diseases” for the first time.
This album is a great example of LATAM gore school… Maybe it has a bit of lo-fi production and not the best sound in the world, but this material is brutal! This raw and bulldozering sound turns me on, haha! The guitar noise is pretty dense and heavy… the vocals are distorted to the core! As for the drums, there are a lot of groovy polka moments and not so much blast beats but I don’t think that this kind of gore needs to be overloaded with blasts. Actually “Surgical Methods for Infectious Diseases” has a very strong punk attitude, which is great!
If you`re looking for a nice gore album for your bbq party, this is it. You`re friends and neighbors will definitely love it, ha!
Rating: 8/10 Trachoma fb
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