Gouge 'Doomed To Death' review

'Doomed To Death'
(Hells Headbangers)

Gouge aren't fuckin' around and give you four rather short, yet ultimately to the point, songs that will most certainly grab you by the throat, cutting it wide open, all while a maniacal grin is dancing on your face, with your mind cheering on the thought that IT IS actually still possible for a new and previously unknown band to deliver the goods the way these Norwegians do. Kudos to them for succeeding to achieve that raw, manic, energy-boosting "band thrashing live in the flesh" vibe on 'Doomed To Death', which is made even more impressive by the fact that Gouge are only a two-piece band. This is some godly stuff - simple, catchy and genuinely Underground, with no pretensions or unnecessary pseudo-intellectual "revelations" as its main vehicle. Tell you what - I'm laying off listening to Terrorizer and Repulsion for couple of weeks, betting on this EP's nine minutes to give me the same kind of fix when needed. Sounds game to me. [8]
(Vladimir Petrov)


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