Pungent Stench - Been Caught Buttering LP (Black vinyl)
Been Caught Buttering achieves greatness not by expanding upon or pushing forward the death metal genre, but by distilling it. Here is death metal embodied: buzzsaw guitars threaten to slice through limb, drums are hit with the precision and care of a killer clubbing his victim, the bass throbs underneath like the pulse of some monstrous beast, solos rip through the din without warning, depraved tales are recited in a maniacal bark, and everything is sloshed in terrible, fetid grime. As far as ruthless, muck-encrusted death, its only rival is Mental Funeral. This is elemental—admirable for its purity of vision.