Vomitor 'The Escalation' review

'The Escalation'
(Invictus Productions / Hells Headbangers)

If there ever was a record to crawl out from underneath a pile consisting of tape-traded demos and live bootlegs of bands such as Sodom, Metallica, Slaughter Lord and Morbid Angel - all in their prime and absolute best, faded Poison / 'Deathcrush' shirts, copied fanzines and rusted bullet belts, then 'The Escalation' it would be. The realization that an album this primordial, Neanderhtal-ugly and off-putting falls just right into one's comfort zone is both exciting and worrisome at the same time. The album is a crude and murky onslaught of extremely malicious guitar riffs and swarming solos, six feet under-like buried vocals, gargantuan drumming and gruesome bass lines - pretty much the equivalent of ramming a 666 inches armoured cock down the throat of what the "metal" scene had become. Not a pretty sight / listen for those who like it sappy and polished but a rewarding revelation for the hordes that recognize the roots of genuine extremity, aggression and madness that enforced the growth of the poisoned fruits of evil, obey-to-none, metal sound. Vomitor are back and in a crass fashion they'll forcefully drag your dying body through seven songs of muddy trenches and barbwire fields to the time before time. [8,5]
(Vladimir Petrov) 



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