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"This Quebec, Canada-based death metal band, formed by Luc Lemay (vocals), Sylvain Marcoux (guitar), Eric Giguere (bass) and Stephane Provencher (drums), promised great things on their 1991 debut, Considered Dead, which featured guest spots from the Death guitarist James Murphy and Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes.

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  • Audio CD (January 19, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B000008G3Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,131 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A must buy for death metal fans.
Bill Lumbergh
When you listen, and hopefully you will be adding this into your cart soon, you will see what I mean.
T. Gore
Both cds are amazing although Erosion of Sanity is a tad better.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By See about me on March 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Roadrunner sucks majorly, that has been established; but these 2-for-1 things seem pretty cool, in comparison to digging out over $20+ dollars for two 10 year old albums. With that said, if you consider yourself a fan of death metal, Considered Dead and Erosion of Sanity should already be in your collection. If they're not, look for an "add to cart" button. It should be where it normally is, but who knows. Maybe Gorguts is just awesome enough to forcefully re-arrange a page layout, as well as listeners' entrails. One of the reasons old-school death metal is so cool is because, every band had a different pool of influence. Every band sounded different, and no band at that point strived for faceless grunting "brutality." Gorguts is no exception, with their early example of technical precision, and dark layered harmonies hidden somewhere between the correlation of buzzsaw guitars and frenetic bass lines.

Considered Dead marks Gorguts' first spash into the death metal scene. It wasn't really recieved as well as peers like Death and Deicide to be called a "splash," so maybe a better analogy is "underwater creature that stealthily eats whales and sailors." Considered Dead was a every bit as morbid of a declaration as other landmark old school releases such as Leprosy and Cause of Death, but Gorguts infused a biting sense of technicality that went beyond rapid tempo changes. Well-integrated pitch-harmonics and shuffling time signatures offered a cryptic hint of things to come.

The Erosion of Sanity would later be deemed one of the best death metal records of the early nineties. The band pushed beyond the cookie-cutter production of Considered Dead, and a new-found crispness allowed Gorguts' riffs to evolve into more gutwrenching beasts.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By S. Whiting on September 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
You have got to really enjoy what roadrunner records has done for old school death metal. the "two from the vault" collections are just great. with the likes of Obituary, King Diamond, and Pestilence being put out in this series, finally, Gorguts gets one. "Considered Dead/Erosion of Sanity." The names of two of death metals finer products. Both albums are packed onto one CD, complimented with liner notes by Deron Miller (cky guitarist/qualified metal listener) the liner notes are very descriptive, and give you a bit of history about the band, what happened to them, and whats going on now.

The first album "Considered Dead" starts off with an acoustical piece, which is a good start, but dont be fooled Mr. Dave Mathews fan, track two spins the CD in an entirely new direction. Pure Death metal. better yet, death metal done right! Considered Dead is a very well rounded record. honestly, i think that if you show this record to new listeners of the metal genere, who dont know much bout old school death metal, they will surely like this record. did i mention that the cover art is awesome?

"THe Erosion Of SAnity" is...very very different from Considered Dead. The songs arnt as simple, and, yes, it is still good, but no way is it like a traditional metal release. you actually have to listen to this album, in order to actually hear it. unlike Considered Dead, this album doesnt just pop up and sound amazing. it just sounds...????? but, after a few listens, you will surely get the feel of the album ,and realize its quite a piece of work.

These are two very good metal releases, and i reccomend that anyone with an open mind to death metal, should pick this up immdeiately. Peace.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Braddock A. Schofield on December 15, 2004
Format: Audio CD
5 stars for this becuase of the musicianship, catchiness, talent, intelligence and time put into both recordings (not to mention how amazing the music is). death metal at it's best. 2 amazing records put onto one disc with the linear notes of Deron Miller from cKy. both CDs are out of print, thanks roadrunner for dropping such a great band. roadrunner made a huge mistake around '96. dropping so many good influential metal bands and signing such trash such as slipknot, nickelback and 36 crazy fists. what were they thinking? whatever... first CD is Considered Dead. '91 it was released and never got the recognition it deserved. second half of the CD is The Erosion Of Sanity. one of the GREATEST death metal, no, any kind of record ever written. The Erosion of Sanity pulls away from typical death metal lyrics about satan, death, gore, and blasphemy. sure, they're called GORGUTS, but don't let that fool you. this band stands out from ever death metal band i have ever heard. a must have for any fan of REAL music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Gore on September 24, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Gorguts never got the recognition that it deserves, as if you can probely tell, since there are very few reviews for their albums. Its a shame, since these two albums are not only Death Metal classics, but deserve the praise that bands of the time such as Suffocation, Immolation, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, and Deicide got considering that they all were pioneers of melodic and progressive Death Metal (early 90's) The CD starts out with Gorguts first release, 1991's "Considered Dead" "Considered Dead" is a great debut album, you will already tell that Gorguts has a unique style of death metal which contains elements of early Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, and Immolation. It is a pretty staight forward Death Metal album, nothing to fancy, but brutal, and intelligent song writing and great musicanship. As you get to Gorguts second release which is 1993's "Erosion of Sanity" you will hear a remarkable difference from "Considered Dead" Gorguts now enters a whole new realm with complicated musical struture, with melodies that are harsh and brutal, sometimes even out of tune (done on purpose) and drumming by Stephane Provencher who in my mind, is might have been one of the best in the genere at the time. His uses his entire drum kit to the T. No dragging or lag time, and no going so fast that he is ahead of the rest of the band. When you listen, and hopefully you will be adding this into your cart soon, you will see what I mean. "ErOsion of Sanity" is described in the linear notes (by CKY's Darren Miller_, as "Many fans were blown away by and confused by initial listen..It was way too much to take in." This is so true. I was completely blown away from when I first heard it, and it was something I had playing in the background while I was doing some computer work.Read more ›
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