Power of Metal.dk Review

Anal Vomit
Peste Negra, Muerte Negra
Style: Death Thrash
Release date: 10 April, 2015
Playing time: 39:56

There is something principally right about including a band with one of the without a doubt most offensive names ever on this site. Taste the words: 'Anal Vomit'. It doesn't get any better than that.

As you can see from my rating above this, there are things that I believe could be better, though, and this comes down to taste like in so many other instances. Death thrash was always an odd in-between bastard of the two, if you like, purer genres of thrash and death metal. I love thrash. I love death metal. And although death thrash was something which emerged as I was growing into metal, it always had a secondary position in my hierarchy of taste, always a tad inferior to the other two, purer genres.

The Peruvian four-piece have been around since 1992, and their sound and expression is exactly as I remember many bands wanted to sound back then. Sepultura came from the same kind of expression, but successfully moved on, other bands did the same. Newer death thrash bands like Danish HateSphere adjusted their sound to more modern metal and fare well in doing so, and that's just great. Again, this is a matter of taste, but for me the sound of early Nineties' death thrash is, excuse the pun, dead.

Objectively speaking, Anal Vomit fire on all cylinders and have lots of energy to share with willing headbangers. The spitting, rasping vocals of bassist/singer Possessor are slightly detached from the rest of the band in the mix, but I suppose that's also fairly Nineties. For all it's worth, Anal Vomit remain true to the genre, and I'm certain this is going to cause a massive hard-on for fans of old-school death thrash.

Here's a sound check:

1. Brebaje de Muerte
2. Valle De Tinieblas
3. Obsessive Sexual Slaughter
4. La Muerte del Papa (Interludio)
5. Dios Muerto
6. Venganza Obscura
7. A Savage Fornication
8. Estado Comatoso
9. Pact to Kill (Outro)
10. INRI (Sarcofago's cover - LP BONUS TRACK)
Label: Gates of Hell Records
Distribution: Soulfood
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 29 April, 2015
Website: Anal Vomit @facebook