God damn this is amazing. Too early to tell obviously, but this might end up being their best album. I'd say Clutching Revulsion and Await Rescission are the best songs here. Whole thing absolutely slays though.
I feel similarly about this record as I do the new Gorguts. However, this one is less interesting and features even less relief than "Colored Sands" from its heavy, dissonant assault. Some might see this as a positive, but for me it's too much: some space would be welcome either in between or during these 7 minute death metal onslaughts. "Vermis" has its moments, but you'd be hard-pressed to remember any after the record ends because it all blends together. 2.5
Ulcerate combine post and death metal to create a dark, heavy, and brooding album that stands out among the best of the year. An incredible release that blows some of 2013's front runners out if the water. Definitely check this one out.
Vermis is absolutely incredible. They combine evil, dissonant riffs with ungodly vocals and excellent drumming to make your ears beg for mercy. My only complaint is that it is almost too dissonant at times, which can make it hard to know what the fuck is going on. Even so, this is an essential death metal album of 2013.