Sarcofago – Rotting (1989)

July 10, 2024

The first thing you’ll no doubt notice about Rotting, at least if coming at the works of Sarcofago chronologically, is that the band really seem to have gotten their shit together musically by this point. This is mostly explained with the presence of a new drummer, but generally the whole band sound far more on point than they did on INRI (not that INRI was bad, not at all).

Rotting is thrash at its core but with lashes of the other proto genres that were churning around at the time, like death and black, and the band shit it all out into one beer glass with a youthful and boundless energy that makes thing kind of thing seem like the most effortless and easiest thing is the whole world. Oh, and how fucking metal is that cover art?