Expressing the Soulvomiting Mechanisms
This album has been on my unending must-have list since the first sound contact with. Well, many years passed and I have finally bought it last year. It means the music and its indisputable quality isn’t any surprise for me. And if their homeland Italy wasn’t a cradle for such outfits, our present century brought many positive changes with 2000 year as a date of creating Lecco based Vomit the Soul. And as regards the band’s name, it has been taken from the Cannibal Corpse’s „Butchered at Birth” track list, though American creation isn’t the main determinant of the things to come. The Italians shows more complex sounds not forgetting about unrelenting brutality and, for sure, they are much closer to Dying Fetus, yet it is impossible naming reviewed trio Italian fan boys of Gallagher’s child.
The blast avalanche isn’t the only key to devastate the listener. What’s more, they offer medium or slow and slamming tempo most of the time. Yes, the opener „Prototypes of Values’ Incarnation” with „Unrecognized Elements Presence” are probably the only exceptions showing fast paces through the song predominantly, on the other hand most of the title has nothing in common with a word ‘speed’ at all. The important thing is the Italians are able to maintain the proper balance among changing tempoes and it works till the last seconds: the whole is perfectly crafted and arranged, offering so many goods to worship the album for aye. There’s no time for a breather, no time for introductions, with relentless clash of guitars and bass works. That’s true the album has great production and with a help of Stefano Morabito everything is served in a way it should be. Just take a listen to fantastic Andrea’s performance. He’s a real beast with the most astonishing moments in killing „Self Perception Veil”. In turn, Max provides multitude technical riffs, at first it’s not easy to swallow the thing and follow the unceasingly changing ideas as the whole is snagging, turbulent, completely broken with pervasive groove touch. But, the grinding wall of the eight isn’t murderous all the time, yet there are fragments with catchy melodies (it sounds pretty ridiculous, I know) with examples in mentioned second track or the title one. As for vocals parts, Max belongs to the elite of the genre, no doubt about it. For sure powerful gutturals dominates, but he tries not to be onedimensional, spitting high-pitched screams and squeals to the air. Mind you, his great efforts are perfectly put to the immane sound wall.
The main goal is to hold the listener by its incredible intesity and the Italians did it. Being rather ‘love it or hate it’ choice and very hard to go through even for any metal dude, for me these almost thirty-three minutes brought in such a spectacular form are just a musical banquet for my ears. As compared to the debut released in 2005, the band made a significant progress and now I may only mourn Vomit the Soul has been dead since 2011. „Apostles of Inexpression” triumph: starting from very successful Marco Hasmann front cover, through absolutely awesome portion of music to the final last impressions of deathly expression.
(written in January, 2018)