Slam by nature is supposed to be depraved, dehumanizing and down right skull crushing. One of slam’s newest family members Vasculitis hits the nail on the head with their debut EP A Monument To Violence. With five tracks to its name, A Monument To Violence sets out to slaughter and brutalize, and from the onset that is exactly what it does. Save for short audio samples at the very beginning and at the very end of this EP, you are subjected to nothing but terrorizing and gut ripping tracks one right after another. Vasculitis let your blood quickly and crudely as they ladle track after track of dehumanizing filth upon you quickly burying you under droves of stiff corpses.
Through this release, Vasculitis supply you with an ample amount of gut churning riffs and ever blasting drumming that does its best to cave your chest in. Making their way through the ever bloodied and entrails soaked noise are the vocals that transition between mid-range screams and blood drenched unearthly lows. From beginning to end you are accosted on all fronts by a savage and relentless assault. From the drop of the first gnarled note, Vasculitis grips you by the throat, only to mangle and mutilate as the tracks roll along.
As is the nature of slam, Vasculitis pummel and rip you apart as each track is just as dehumanizing and lethal as the others. Never are you given a moment to breath as Vasculitis shovel copious amounts of stagnant death upon you until you become one with the pile of cadavers that has amassed. A Monument To Violence is a cohesive barbaric and savage effort that aims only to let your blood and to let your innards hang from your husk.
While there isn’t something here that is new to slam, A Monument To Violence is a well crafted and executed EP that gifts you with five tracks of pure brutality and depravity. As short as this release is it packs a massive punch. This is a solid debut EP for these bile spewers from Australia.
You can find A Monument To Violence right on Vasculitis’ Bandcamp