Abdominal Lacerations Webzine:
Severe Metastasis and Monkey Eating Flesh are two bands that I first heard about through a demo sampler. Both coming out of Philippines they are now together on a split CD. I remember their tracks on the sampler were good, so I couldn’t help but pick this split CD up. Severe Metastasis goes first on the disc and I have to admit it took me some time to get a handle on this band. The band plays just like Corpse Carving style, TXDM chugs and devastating drum machine. The songs contains fast, rapid sections and slow that never gets boring and jams in a lot of good riffs, solos and slams. Severe Metastasis has a lot of good riffs but the arrangement is haphazardly which lessened the band impact. I am hopeful that this band could get better because I think songwriting is a little easier to improve on when you already have great riff writing capabilities and a unique sound as Severe Metastasis do. Filling out the second half of this split Monkey Eating Flesh have achieved a more cohesive sound than their split mates and because of that I think they’re the more enjoyable band. Listening to this reminded me a lot of the raw and catchy sound of slam or groove-based goregrind and pornogrind bands. There’s also some Devourment influence. As with Severe Metastasis it feels like Monkey Eating Flesh have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for their music which helps liven it up. Overall, both bands are nonetheless excellent and always worth the time.
Severe Metastasis/Monkey Eating Flesh(Lycanthropic Bestial Butchery)-2way split on Anura Records
Review by Ken(Eargasm Zine)
Another material from Anura Records, a two way split of bubbling gutturals and monstrosity.
First band will be Severe Metastasis. I’ve been in touch with this one-man beasts for almost a year now and have some of his material even thru e-mail. Severe Metastasis holds tracks 1 to 4, a one man band, who plays guttural groove oriented music. Very clean recording and delivery of each track with some skits and samplers, realistic drum programming, no exaggerations on the speed, just fill the spots is enough for him. Horns up!!!
All in all, two horns up for the two bands and also the label for releasing such morbid material.