Scrawl from The Saw’s Butcher Shop: Re-buried — Repulsive Nature (2023) ALBUM REVIEW

Welcome to The Saw’s Butcher Shop! It’s your Master Butcher, The Saw. Lets talk about Re-buried, a new school Death Metal band that is certainly, and clearly, doing their part to spread the gospel of chunky, gritty, grinding, crunchy, terror/horror music. It’s one thing to execute Death Metal well, and it’s another to give a sense of eerie creepiness as you do it.

Re-buried hail from Seattle, Washington. It would seem that the infection of new school death metal is contagious, and has mutations and open soars all over North America. The band formed in 2018. Again, the same time-frame as much of the present out-break of the new school death metal contagion. And because of a large local following, Re-buried are making fast tracks; as they have already been on bills with 200 Stab Wounds and Undeath.

Re-buried burst onto the scene with their demo E.P., containing four songs, in March of 2020. This became a part of a split album (with Deconsecration) in 2021. On January 20, 2023, the band released their debut album, Repulsive Nature (Translation Loss Records), and it is 31-minutes of Death Metal madness! 

Repulsive Nature contains (mostly) big, meaty, Thrash-style riffs. Down-tuned and dirty, the bottom-end is supported by a wicked double-bass technique, with well-timed snare and cymbal hits that mark the timing of the (mostly) short and quickly to-the-point tracks. The tone and structure of the songs give the album a creepy feel, really adding to the Death Metal nuance of terror and horror. And the incredibly low register, European style, consistently ominous gutterals carry this album over the top. 

Repulsive Nature is an excellent opening sucker-punch for Re-buried. The band utilizes all the things I love about Death Metal, and also mixes in some extra features – like tremolo picking for some atmospheric filler within the riffs, slam riffs for a little extra groove and a slight Hardcore feel, and creepy intros and cool lead fillers for effect. This is delightfully dark, and an album I’ve had on repeat since I stumbled upon it in early February 2023. 

Re-buried is:

  • Alex Bytnar – drums (2018 – present)
  • Clayton Wolff – bass (2018 – present)
  • Eddie Bingaman – rhythm guitar (2018 – present)
  • Paul Richards – lead guitar (2020 – present)
  • Chris Pinto – vocals (2022 – present) 

Rating – 9/10!! Excellent new school Death Metal; I love the riffs, and the vocal delivery!

Favorite songs – From Beneath, Planetary Obliteration, Sepulchral Stench, Smoldering Remnants 

Stay Metal,