Witch Vomit
A Scream from the Tomb Below


4.0
excellent

Review

by BurntSynapse USER (20 Reviews)
June 18th, 2016 | 33 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dragged from sunlight.

The film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror story Re-Animator is one way to describe Witch Vomit. Especially that final scene. Undead corpses tear out of body bags. Harrowing shrieks ricochet off cold concrete walls in the morgue. They move to rip the protagonists apart and a gruesome battle ensues. It’s an inevitable skull smashing slaughter that coats your uvula with black bile. Maybe this is an appropriate analogy just because Vincent, With Vomit’s drummer, was wearing the film’s T-shirt. It glowed of the film’s iconic green syringe, keeping the crowd’s pulse afloat before Rotten Sound took the stage. Who knows. In any case, A Scream From The Tomb Below is horrifying and familiar.

This Portland three-piece sews together the limbs that form old school Swedish death metal. Buzzsaw guitar slices at your throat. Demonic grunts whisper in your ear. It’s a reanimated corpse we’ve seen walking among tombstones since the early 90s. That’s not to the record’s demise, however. Hardcore punk drum kicks resuscitate some groovy moments on “Below the Dirt”. “Screams From Purgatory” flays the skin with a distorted, melodic riff. These moments are few. They claw at the milk white moon of Swedish death metal. Finger nails scratch its surface, but they unearth nothing new. The vocals, guttural and vile, vomit upon tombstones. It splatters a gory texture upon the decaying granite, which is doused in the moon’s old light.

Sure, the bass gets muddled in the mix. The dirt path leading to the tomb is caked with dry blood. It’s a lean cut of morbid death metal, though. It reeks of enthusiasm and stamps your face into the back of your skull. The sacrificial ritual has been performed for centuries. It’s a perpetual resurrection of the same corpse, but the morbid ecstasy that comes with each throat slitting is a fix you cannot escape.



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BurntSynapse
June 18th 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You can listen and purchase here: https://witchvomit1.bandcamp.com/album/a-scream-from-the-tomb-below-2



I had the pleasure of catching these guys live in Portland a few weeks ago! Thank you for taking time to read my write-up.

brainmelter
June 18th 2016


8248 Comments


sounds interesting, will check

BurntSynapse
June 18th 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm glad you dig this OvDeath! I've been jamming this all week.

Spec
June 18th 2016


39090 Comments


fucking siiiiiiiick

BallsDeep
June 18th 2016


4642 Comments


not bad

ShadowRemains
June 18th 2016


27580 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

really acidic vocals on this thing, album is money

ScuroFantasma
Emeritus
June 18th 2016


11948 Comments


Sweet, will check

BurntSynapse
June 18th 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm glad some of you folks are enjoying this :]

teamster
June 20th 2016


6207 Comments


Lol @ band name ...

BurntSynapse
June 20th 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haha the vocals are fitting for the band name, but there are so many damn bands that have "Witch" in their title. It has become pretty generic now.

ScuroFantasma
Emeritus
June 21st 2016


11948 Comments


This is pretty damn awesome on a quick sample

BurntSynapse
June 21st 2016


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm glad to hear it! It's also a cheap download and only runs about half an hour. It definitely does not overstay its welcome.

JasonCarne
June 21st 2016


1184 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, been jamming this for a while now, solid album.

Mystletainn
June 22nd 2016


4049 Comments


peaks the interest, going to look into this

SIIMBOLIC
July 30th 2016


1713 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

halfway between dragged into sunlight and autopsy

Deschutes
November 25th 2016


558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love that riff 1:09 into "The Tomb" so much

emester
January 3rd 2017


8271 Comments


Like how this is kinda in limbo between Black/Death and OSDM at points. Gives it neat character

Deathconscious
January 31st 2017


27327 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

generic as all fuck, dont even care, let the stench of decay flow through your nostrils m/

Deathconscious
July 1st 2017


27327 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

new EP just came out.

Deschutes
July 4th 2017


558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And it's just as good



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