Sanguisugabogg: “A lot of people will call us a caveman band because we don’t have solos or leads. I don’t think we ever will!”

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Sanguisugabogg’s groove-forward take on old-school death metal across debut LP Tortured Whole is a fittingly viscera-splattered pummeling that nods to Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, and Mortician.

While deliriously detuned, deceptively complex crushes like Dick Filet, Dragged by a Truck, and Felching Filth are as graphic as the catalogues of any first-gen icon, Sanguisugabogg have more of an aesthetically upbeat and humorous approach to their goriness.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.