Album Review: Sanguisugabogg – Tortured Whole (Century Media Records)

The gore enthusiasts that is Sanguisugabogg make filthy, down-tuned death metal with strong OSDM vibes that puts fun over taking themselves too seriously. Their new album ‘Tortured Whole’ will be released on March 26th, 2021 via Century Media Records.

One look at most of the song titles will tell you a lot about the ‘tongue in cheek’ nature of Sanguisugabogg. Titles like Menstrual Envy, Dead as Shit, Dick Filet and Felching Filth speaks volumes. However, the overt silliness of such titles does not overshadow what Sanguisugabogg are taking seriously and that is their metal.

Probably 2021’s filthiest and most uncomfortable sounding death metal record. Tortured Whole is the sound that is made when a month-old rotting corpse is stumbled upon and the insects feasting on it all rise as one. Stumbling and falling, shaking and crying, retching and vomiting… this is the reaction of most who experience this.

Then there are those who revel in it. The rotten horror and grim discovery bringing a twisted smile to the face.

One way or another, Sanguisugabogg’s Tortured Whole will get some sort of reaction. Personally? I love it. It’s such death metal immorality that I can’t help but find it gleefully fun to listen too. Almost like I’m doing something wrong and I should feel guilty!

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Unsurprisingly, there is next to no give from Sanguisugabogg here. From the moment Menstrual Envy comes oozing out to the moment Felching Filth dives back under the muck. However, there are a couple of surprises to be found. Ones that might make you think Sanguisugabogg momentarily got possessed by someone else.

I’m talking about Pornographic and Interlube. The former is around 2 minutes of ambience that has a Twin Peaks vibe about it. The latter, rumbling dungeon-esque darkness that has a strong horror vibe. Unexpected moments that help break up the chaos and showcase some imagination.

Sanguisugabogg – Tortured Whole Full Track Listing:

1. Menstrual Envy
2. Gored in the Chest
3. Dragged by A Truck
4. Pornographic
5. Dead as Shit
6. Tortured Whole
7. Interlube
8. Dick Filet
9. Urinary Ichor
10. Posthumous Compersion
11. Felching Filth


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Sanguisugabogg – Tortured Whole (Century Media Records)
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