Review: Vasomortus – Instrument Torture of Pyramid

Posted: April 23, 2015 in ALERT: Awesome new music, Reviews
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Vasomortus are an Indonesian band specialising in brutal death metal, and have released their first full length record ‘Instrument Torture of Pyramid’ on Brute Productions. This is 29 minutes of technical, crushing death metal wrapped in barbed wire riff destruction.

Opener ‘Abbatoir With Plan Without Dribble Blood’ (the first of many examples of strangely worded English song titles, my personal favourite being ‘Orgy of Dismemberment Torture’), is a deep rumbling blast of brutal death, taking clear influence from the Suffocation/Deeds of Flesh school of tech brutal death. There’s blasting, and some particularly dense chugging riffing later in the song. It’s fucking heavy, and sets the standard for the rest of the album to follow.

What Vasomortus bring to the table is very solid, very heavy downtuned death metal carnage. It melds some cool technical sections with plenty of headbanging groove, and torturously slow chugs. There’s also plenty of blasting too for those who like that sort of thing. Vocally the band stick to a Chris Barnes esque roar, without much variation. It works well with the music, and doesn’t become too stale or monotonous.

Vasomortus do relentless brutality very well, with tracks running together into a cohesive whole as a record, but each standing on its own merit. The guitar tone is thick and harsh, and for a debut record, the band are very tight, and their songwriting is fluid yet disgustingly heavy in parts. Other than the dodgy English translations of their song titles, I can’t find much wrong with this. Half an hour of crushing, headbanging mayhem.



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