Begging for Incest
Orgasmic Selfmutilation Review
Begging for Incest’s Orgasmic Selfmutilation is an album loaded with the best slamming death metal riffs I’ve heard.
I'm not just talking about chugs with harmonic pinches—though when they do chugs with harmonic pinches, they are in idiosyncratic spots. Nobody is putting the pinches where these guys do. Additionally, the arrangements for most of the songs on this album are surprising, but still flow, and the overall sound is strong and uncommonly clear.
The main reason that this isn’t my flat out favorite in this sub-subgenre is that the vocals are too playful, and by this I mean they the vocalist Meik sometimes overdoes it with silly & oinky phrases in the pig style (see also Vulvectomy), especially during the second half of the album, where they become a bit tiresome and annoying. Like most metalheads, I prefer growling over pig noises, but if a vocalist is going to deliver a porcine performance, it needs to be dry and not as playful as it is on songs like Gutted like a Pig. I'd pay $100 for this album with vocals from an evil growler like Shawn from Insidious Decrepancy or the classic dutch devil, Van Drunen.
With better vocals and slightly more cohesive arrangements, I feel that Begging For Incest could deliver something that is the slamming brutal death metal equivalent of Carcass's Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious. But for them to do this, the vocals need to match the riffs in terms of thoughtfulness, restraint and creativity. Still, it is enjoyable as is.