Vomitory
Carnage Euphoria


4.5
superb

Review

by The Writer Ov This Review USER (52 Reviews)
June 11th, 2009 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


Swedish band Vomitory have been releasing quality death metal since 1996. Some would argue it but Vomitory has remained one of the most consistent bands this side of the genre. Vomitory are back again with the same Old School Death Metal they have been churning out for years, but something in the mix of their music makes it fresh and interesting at all times. One thing guareenteed if it’s Vomitory there is never a dull moment.

The album kicks off with a great opener “The Carnage Rages On.” The guitar tone is a very thick and heavy, gutturals kick in as well as blastbeats. This song has some real nice semi-technical riffs, they all mesh together very well. At about 2:22 one of my favorite riffs on the entire record kicks in, truly awe inspiring guitarwork for this early in the album. This album has its fair some chugging, but at most times its kept at a minimum. Somehow the band manages to remain heavy but catchy at the same time, the tone is probably the best tone they have had throughout their whole career. Some of the solos are more melodic than usual, for example the solo in “A Lesson In Virulence” is extremely melodic but it somehow manages to fit with the brutal song that was built around it.

Erik Rundqvist is at his vocal prime with this record. His growls are more evil and punishing than ever, and his sinister shrieks are thrown in very rarely but when they are added to the mix they are sicker than ever before. Some may say his vocal abilitys hold the band back, I personally think he fits the bill perfect, with his semi-old school guttural method over the blastbeats and infeectious riffs pouring out the amp like an ever flowing stream whats not to love. I’m not a fan of vocal layering in particular but the layering on “Possessed” sounds as evil as you could ever imagine.

Getting a break from blastbeats while listening to “Carnage Euphoria” is a rare thing, which may be tiring to some, but when the blastbeats do come to an end some good grooves are created, which is never really a bad thing. Throughout the album there is not one bad song, sure not all of them are perfect they have their flaws but every song is listenable to say the least. “Deadlock” is probably the fastest song on the record, the song features very fast thrash style riffing along with Erik’s traditional trademark vocal styling, alongside all that it also features my favorite solo off the album. The closer “Great Deceiver” has the most melodic section in the whole album, the opening riff could’ve convinced you that you went from listening to Vomitory to jamming out to some Gothenburg, but the song quickly falls back into the Vomitory groove, the closer features another great shred style solo and falls into a deadly rhythm, which runs until the song fades out ending the album.

Minus the few flaws this album does have, I would recommend this to any fan of Death Metal and I would go as far to say that this is an essential slab of death metal. Overall I give this album a 4.5/5, though the drumming is good I think that it was the only thing that took away from the album being flawless, the drumming at points can make the record seem very tiring, the main example of this is in the son “Possessed.”



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combustion07
June 11th 2009


5569 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Review was posted twice, I'm not sure how to delete the first one. This is my first review in quite awhile so feedback would be great.

Anthracks
June 11th 2009


5783 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this struck me as really average the first time i listened to it, which hasn't motivated me to listen to it anymore. i guess i should get on that

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Shredzilla
June 11th 2009


502 Comments


Good review, man. I would suggest you insert a little more personality into your reviews just to establish a sense of entertainment for the reader. This will usually help the reader get into your reviews and wish to continue reading. Overall, though, it was a really well done review. Haven't heard much from this band, but I will try and check them out. Their stuff sounds sick!

Zoo
June 11th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Decent review and I'm glad you liked this.

Wizard
June 11th 2009


20071 Comments


This album has its fair share of chugging, but at most times its kept at a minimum.

Statement contradicts itself. If there is a fair share of chugging, how can it be kept at a minimum?

Other than that, welcome back to the site. You did this in style with an excellent review. Adding to my list.

combustion07
June 11th 2009


5569 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I should change that to some chugging. Anyone notice the Dismember reference?

BallsToTheWall
June 11th 2009


47405 Comments


Dope artwork. Great review broseph, good to see some class of 2007 returning to the fold.

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jingledeath
June 12th 2009


7103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great review, album rules

TrojanWhore
June 12th 2009


752 Comments


This looks cool. Good review dude, I should check this out.

Dethtrasher
November 20th 2009


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wow, I missed this review. Reading now...

Dethtrasher
November 20th 2009


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Done reading. This sounds really interesting, I got the album in the mailbox today btw. Will give it a spin tonight.

Dethtrasher
December 4th 2009


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Done listening. Album was decent, the vocals sucked hard and the guitar sound was too flat.

jingledeath
December 4th 2009


7103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I thought this was excellent but Revelation Nausea is better

Zoo
December 4th 2009


3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed

Dethtrasher
December 4th 2009


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Will check out that album then.

Zyhaal
September 5th 2010


193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I nearly got an eargasm when the blastbeats and growling kicks in at the beginning of "The Carnage Rages On"

Terrifyer
September 5th 2010


3403 Comments


revelation nausea is their best

combustion07
September 5th 2010


5569 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This and Revelation are about equal for me.

FadeToBlack
January 5th 2011


11044 Comments


fuck yeah vomitory

gutturalmaster
January 7th 2011


170 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great review; I would give this album a 5 rating...excellent death metal!



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