Effortless Regurgitation...The Torture Sessions reissues the Swedish grindcore outfit Regurgitate's early '90s album Effortless Regurgitation of Bright Red Blood, plus the band's original demo recording (which helped get them signed) and a smattering of material issued on 7" singles. Most of the songs -- actually short, chaotic blasts of hyperspeed noise, in true grindcore fashion -- borrow the medical-textbook lyric gimmick of early period Carcass. Although Regurgitate doesn't have quite the same gonzo vocabulary, they certainly know how to preoccupy themselves with bodily fluids and excretory and reproductive organs (sample song titles include "Mucupurulent Offal Grinder," "Anorectal Ulceration" and "Cloudy, Grayish Vomitus"). Originally recorded well after the original grindcore movement's innovations had been assimilated into more traditional forms of heavy metal, this music really defies criticism; you'll either devour all 64 tracks with gusto, or you'll prefer not to be let in on the joke right from the beginning.
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