Impaled - _Choice Cuts_
by: Aaron McKay (
Growth seems to be the least of this band's concern. Staying the course, on the other hand, is what Impaled is all about. In CoC #48, I reviewed Impaled's _The Dead Shall Dead Remain_. In #50, I interviewed Leon Del Muerte. Little has changed with this band since then, save this new effort. Exactly a year to the month later, these grind/gore fiends issue forth what they appropriately dubbed their "greatest shits". The tracks comprising _Choice Cuts_, I understand, are mostly unreleased and certainly rare. Serving to pacify fans, _Choice Cuts_ does its job exhaustively with demo versions ("Immaculate Defecation", "Flesh & Blood", "From Here to Colostomy", etc.) to Carcass and Impetigo covers ("Carneous Cacoffiny" and "I Work for the Streetcleaner", respectively). Two new tracks can also be heard on _Choice Cuts_: "Nightsoil" and "Until Death". Expect the same unfailing Impaled sound and style on both of them. Thirteen total songs on this effort to be offered at an EP price, I believe. Impaled fans should relish this, but from my perspective the new full-length to be recorded this coming Winter has a better than average shot at being something more notable. Why? "Nightsoil" and "Until Death", while very representative of Impaled's gore-ish nature, have a certain potential that, properly developed (choppier and more rhythmic), could be their ticket outta the gutter slime and cess. Then again, I'd bet Impaled like it there.
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