Grog are a band from Portugal that plays a mixture of brutal death metal, crust, and gore/grind and this is a review of their 2017 album "Ablutionary Rituals" which will be released on March 8th by Hellprod Murder Productions.
Distorted guitar riffing starts off the album before going into a heavier direction a few seconds later along with a mixture of tortured vocals and death metal growls and after awhile high pitched screams and harsh noises are added onto the recording and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a grindcore style.
A great amount of brutal blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the songs along with a decent amount of guttural growls and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a small amount of dark sounding melodies in the riffing.
As the album progresses the music gets more technical and when guitar leads are finally utilized they are done in a very chaotic death/grind style while later songs also add in crust/hardcore style back up gang shouts and some of the tracks are very short in length and the last track is very long and epic in length and as also adds in a brief use of clean playing and electronic music elements.
Grog plays a musical style that takes gore/grindcore and brutal technical death metal and mixes it in with a touch of crust to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover gore, sex, porn, and death themes.
In my opinion Gorg are a very great sounding mixture of brutal death metal, crust, and gore/grind and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Uterine Casket" "Vortex Of Bowelism" "Gut Throne" and "From Disease To Decease". 8 out of 10.