1. Lamentation
2. Dolorous
3. Litany
4. Servitors
5. Dissevered
6. Putrescent
7. Doth
8. Shudder
9. Opprobrium
10. Vermilion

Matti Way - Vocals
Dave Astor - Drums, Vocals
Tim Tiszczenko - Guitars

Surgically Hacked (2006)
Incisions of Perverse Debauchery (2008)
Age of Onset (2009)
Legacy of the Ancients (2010)
Awaken to the Suffering (2011)
The Time of Great Purification (2012)
Lords of Rephaim (2013)
Throne of Reign (2014)



Released 2017-07-21
Reviewed 2017-09-17



One day pathological research will reveal the reason for the brutal guttural death metal, because no one can really like that kind of music – music that sounds like Pathology. Smattering drums, guttural vocal sounds that serves as vocals but says nothing, sounds more like mating growls from some unknown animal from the deep American forests. The cover reveals how it all sounds, if you like that kind of stuff you will like this, as it doesn’t sound any different than what the others who are heard in this genre sounds. I know I am not impressed and my recommendation is that this album is overlooked, as it serves no purpose other than perhaps inducing vomit.

The strange thing is that this American band has been around since 2006 and released nine albums if you count this self-titled album. I am always surprised that there are people who buy this stuff, because it cannot be considered good whatever rod you use for measuring its quality. And when I sit here and write about this album I have to question my fortunes when chance fell upon this album to be reviewed – and then I have to ask myself: why do I play crap like this several times when it is this bad? Playing through stuff like this is more torture than joy, and it is always tough to write as well as you don’t really want to write mean things about the band but that’s the life of a critic – many times bands don’t come up with great stuff and this band probably never will.

This album is all about mouldy basement production, sounds rather than vocals and an overall fear of everything that is good about music. I am not impressed, but I guess the crowd that usually likes that kind of music will be and the usual crowd that likes millions of albums that sounds exactly the same will find this another fine addition to their pointless record collections. The rest of the world though, all 99,99999% of it will do best to forget that this ever existed and perhaps one day research will find out why stuff as terrible as this has appeal to a small number of people. Fortunately it is doesn’t seem to be contagious.

In the end I think that Pathology plays for their flock and they will probably like what they get to hear while the rest of us will vomit if we ever get to hear it. Kind of a pointless album that sounds like everything else in the same genre, the best thing is to avoid it.





Label: Comatose Music
Three similar bands: Abominable Putridity/Suffocation/Disgorge
Rating: HHHHHHH (2/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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