Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vomitor: The Escalation (2012)

Australia: Dangerously Awesome Still

Review by Metallattorney. He is the law.

Vomitor is yet another filthy and dirty band blending extreme metal styles from Australia. The band is made up of members who have spent time in Bestial Warlust, Gospel of the Horns, Portal and others, demonstrating the ever-fluctuating nature of extreme metal in Australia. So right away, you know this is going to be some nasty stuff. And with a name like Vomitor, you can pretty much bet that they will be about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the groin.

Vomitor makes a lot of noise. So much that listening to them is likely to net you a disturbing the peace charge. That would be a Misdemeanor III in Nebraska, punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $500.00 fine or both. Sorry, lawyer moment there.

The sound is a mix of the more raw and brutal bands from the early 1980's. We are talking about groups like Sodom, Sarcofago, Possessed, and the like. It is a savage sound that calls to mind the bands that were first experimenting with extreme forms of metal. The vocals are also performed well, with an emphasis on a deep guttural bark like a rabid, angry dog. The guitar tone is crisp and thick with riffs influenced by the old school masters.

This is not the most original sound in the world. A lot of other bands have used this same sound to similar results. It is a fun listen when it is on but does not have a lot of classic potential. That being said, when something extreme is desired, this is a good one to turn to.

3 out of 5 stars

Hells Headbangers

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