It would be an understatement to say that Vermin Womb is heavy. They are in fact heavy, but the word itself doesn’t do the band any justice. Neither do the words filthy, grimy, punishing or any other word that you can think of that can describe what Vermin Womb is. However, no matter what you descriptive word that you decide to tag them with, one thing is for certain, Vermin Womb knows how to provide you with some of the most punishing if not the most punishing grind that is out there right now. Their newest effort is titled Decline and it is filled with ten songs of pure grinding madness.
From beginning to end Decline punishes you any way and every single way that it can. Vermin Womb doesn’t skimp on the brutality as they feed you straight into the wood chipper right from the get go and don’t let up until the final note sounds off. Decline is a pure grinding onslaught that if given the chance-or even if it isn’t given the chance-it will grind your bones down to pure dust. Vermin Womb knows how to play one speed, and that is mach five, and even when they slow down it’s only for a second before they pick it back up and grind your head against a circular saw once more.
There isn’t a song on this record that isn’t punishing and completely spirit breaking. Each song is an explosion of hate and aggression and much sooner rather than later you feel as though you have been through the wringer numerous times. Decline is a complete aural and sonic assault that you don’t have any chance of slowing down and never mind slowing it down, but you don’t have a chance of living after listening just once. Every song is just as shredding and bone grinding as the last and Vermin Womb doesn’t stop until you yourself are ground up into a disgusting paste.
Decline is one fuck of a devastating album that pulverizes you without a first or second thought about it. This record is wonderfully grim and purely filthy and grimy which is exactly how grind should be. Throughout this release you get assaulted from every angle by sickening riffs, massive bass lines, rib cracking drumming and manic screams that are bellowed and barked at you from all sides. Decline is not an album for the faint of heart and if you go into this record thinking that it won’t be as brutal as I have described it to be, you may not last very long.
This release is one for any grind or extreme metal fan and if you are a fan of this type of music, I suggest you keep your eyes peeled for this release. Decline is a grinding madhouse of apocalyptic proportions and it is one fuck of a great listen.
Decline will be out October 28, 2016 through Throatruiner Records and Translation Loss.
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