Spilling blood and collecting as many bodies as possible is Ligature Wound and emerging from the piles of the deceased with them is their self titled release. This self titled record is filled with six tracks of visceral and incredibly raw death metal. As soon as you press play you know that your life may just end and as one song rolls on to the next you can feel your life slipping away. Ligature Wound knows only one speed and after a quick sample at the very beginning, Ligature Wound thrusts you into the raw and unforgiving realm of death.
Even though there are only six songs on this release, the majority of the songs are fairly long which gives Ligature Wound plenty of time to torture you. From the very opening seconds to the very last seconds of this release you are pelted with nothing but incredibly sinister and filthy death metal, and after the listen is over you feel a strong need to bathe. This is just pure and raw brutality through and through and as the album rolls on you can see the bodies pile up and you can feel your own blood curdle.
This self titled release is something of a death-dozer as it brings nothing but pain and horrifying death to anyone and everything. It steamrolls you and as soon as it is done discarding your carcass it rolls on on its conquest to quench its thirst for blood. As soon as you press play you become trapped in the sinister world of Ligature Wound with no way out. Ligature Wound traps you and keeps you listening by providing you with nothing but gut ripping and blood soaked death metal.
Ligature Wound’s new record is a monster to say the least and it attacks you from all corners and doesn’t stop attacking until your head has been severed. This release is pure filth and it revels in horror, blood and your demise. This is a brutalizing effort from start to finish and even as detrimental as this record is, you still feel the need to keep listening and listen over and over again.
From beginning to end you get subjected to throat slashing riffs, buzzing bass lines, skull cracking drumming and vocals that are entirely demonic as they switch between gravel filled mids and unearthly demonic growls that make your hair stand on end. There is an atmosphere present with most albums whether it was intended or not, and the atmosphere that you feel when listening to this record is purely terrifying.
The overall sound of this self titled release is sinister, filthy and raw just as death metal should be. The production is great, the musicianship and the vocals are on point and with everything sewn together very well you get an album that is ultimately a killer and that’s exactly what we have here.
Ligature Wound is out with this release tomorrow through Iron, Blood & Death Corporation.
Take a bone jarring listen to Obsessed With Torture.