|Colombian Brutal Death Metal|
I've always been a fan of regional death metal scenes that have a linear sound, where a majority of the bands are sonically similar to the point where one can tell the location a band is from if well-versed in that sound, i.e. Sweden, New York, etc. From around 2001-2007, Colombia was a brutal death metal paradise. Tons and tons of sick releases flowed from the country constantly all with somewhat of a similar sound; they all sounded raw, dirty, and perverse. High velocity BDM, unique guttural vocals (not always in a good way), lo-fi production values, etc. Lately, I've really been digging this sound so I thought I would throw together a list of some bands I've enjoyed in the scene.
While the Colombian scene is still pretty active, I personally don't think it's quite the world renowned BDM hotbed it once was. The Second World Brutal Death Capital title has been snatched by Indonesia in recent years, but I still await many releases from Colombian bands like Amputated Genitals and Mental Apraxia.
Human Meat Gluttony
2005: Probably the most well known Colombian band in this list. Famous for their goofy name, they also have the coolest song titles, especially "Vaginal Skin Grind Vomit". Super raw with wet, slurring vocals. Exquisitely complex under the wart covered, cum splattered surface.
Deformed King's Mummification
2004: Great music, but the album art is the cheesiest shit ever. I don't mean that in a bad way, it adds to the charm. Oddly melodic, with a myriad of strangely epic riffs dotted all over the damn place.
Cerebral Wrong Settings
2013: Very sick stuff featuring Sebastian Guarin who has played with a lot of bands including Extremely Rotten, Purulent, My Plague and more.
2008: INSANELY RAW with weird tremolo riffs and the grinding, sloppy vocals this nation is known for. Possibly the most chaotic stuff I know of, nothing less than a monstrous vortex that's equally primitive and complex.
Madhouse's Macabre Acts
2006: One of the other names from Colombia that has grown in recent years as well as relocated to Spain. Perverted atmosphere here, especially on the first two albums, which are a lot slammier than most of their countrymen. Very good Molesting the Decapitated worship here, coupled with the power of the regional sound.
2008: Another contender for most horrible album art ever. I seriously love how so many album covers from poor countries around 2001-2008 look. So cheesy and bad, but they didn't give a fuck. Just wanted to make sick music.
2002: Later relocated to New York. The most Brodequin-esque of all the bands on this list.
Liars Made Authority
Sick and Dirty Thoughts
Ammunition For the Land Battle
2008: Most Colombian lyrical themes are about rape and gore and shit, but Evil Darkness take the old fashion anti-Christian route.
|12||Extremely Rotten Flesh|
2007: Machine-like in it's execution, completely destructive in its result.
Ritual of Flesh
2003: Another more well known band these days. Sound has become much more polished, but the old shit is way more fitting to their location.
|14|| ||Incinerating Prophecies|
2001: One of the most technical bands to originate here as well as one of the most successful. The early stuff is definitely more "Colombian" sounding; they're all very lo-fi, extremely high velocity albums. Later on, they signed to Unique Leader and took a much more refined approach, but no dip in quality.
Putrified Vaginal Infibulation
2006: I know I use the word "raw" a lot in this list but with Masturbation I MEAN IT. This is among the outer limits of extreme music, complete with a snare that sounds like a cross between a trash can lid and a fucking xylophone.
Good Addiction Butchery
2004: "Good Addiction Butchery". Can you get anymore Engrish-esque than that?
2006: Great band!! Just released a new album in 2016 on Coyote Records. Weird, off kilter BDM underneath the coarse Colombian exterior.
The Most Exquisite Agonies
2005: First album is the best. Sounds like Brain Drill mixed with Amputated Genitals. Insanely brutal with random techy bits like sweeps and tapping, seemingly placed without a thought.
Inherited Primitive Behaviors
Garavito's Pedophilia Tales
2001: RIP David Rairan. One of the first true Colombian brutal death metal bands and definitely a well respected leader in the scene.
Episodes of Chaotic Extinction
2015: Another younger band, has a single full length out on Coyote Records.
Pain and Suffering
2005: Another staple of the Colombian scene!! Some of the siiiiiiiickest vocals in this scene, especially on the first full length. Insane tremolo riffage.
Tortured Cadaveric Humanity