Gorefest

The Eindhoven Insanity

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Of course it's a natural that Dutch band Gorefest would perform at the world-famous Dynamo festival in Eindhoven, Holland, and record the event for posterity. The band did just that and released the live set The Eindhoven Insanity after only two studio releases. Of course, this record is heavy on material from the superior second release from Gorefest, False, but it's refreshing to hear new (superior) treatments of Mindloss cuts like "Mental Misery" and "Confessions of a Serial Killer." The sound of this recording is very good by any live standard, and especially for the potentially convoluted death metal genre. Other highlights include the epic "From Ignorance to Oblivion" and "The Mass Insanity," but for the most part, the nine cuts on The Eindhoven Insanity's rather short track list blend appropriately into one giant, metal wrecking ball. Listeners new to Gorefest or the death metal genre would do better to seek out some studio recordings first. Hardcore fans who don't have this 1994 release, however, should definitely add it to their collection.

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