Thursday, October 1, 2015

Vomit of Doom

by MMB
Vomit of Doom
Obey the Darkness
August 16th, 2015
Satanath Records
The band (from Facebook):
Luciano Cortez
Oscar Aranda
Marcos Diego
The band, according to Metal Archives:
L. Warpig Venomous Abominator: drums, vocals
(Abominablood, ex-Insultor, ex-Rictus Calices)
Artillery Command: guitars
Endless Malevolence: guitars (lead) (2013-present)
Satan's Vengeance Demo 2010
Fatal Assault Demo 2010
Death Thrash Genocide EP 2012
Southern Black Demon Compilation 2012
Diabolic Force (Satan Metal Congregation) Split 2014
Evoked Devastation (Vomit of Doom Promo 2014) Single 2014
Obey the Darkness EP 2014
Obey the Darkness Full-length 2015
These Argentinian mobsters are possessed by the bestial black thrashing mania commonly found in South America, where a known cause is said to be Sepultura’s “Bestial Devastation” and “Morbid Visions,”; Sarcófago’s “INRI,” and other such early carriers of the syndrome. After thinking about it for a long time, they must have decided to call themselves Vomit of Doom because once you choose the word vomit for your name, you know that this is the right way you announce your bestial black thrash. Plus, if you proudly call yourself vomit, certain metalheads will know that you are for them. It’s a code of metal for war metal, black metal, black thrash.
I do have some unexpected news for you, though. You might not believe it, but within the primal chaos metal the band just cannot hide that the songs lend themselves to memorability a lot more than you would expect. Vomit of Doom, try as they might, come up with some tasteful, catchy classic-style thrashing riffs in the U.S./German/Brazilian spirit of the early and mid 80s. Then, you have the vocals, and that’s a whole different story. Contrary to normal thrash and death metal vocals, Vomit of Doom’s vocalist is not just growling monotonously or punk-like screaming. He finds ways to channel vocals that have personality, like early Quorthon or Tom G. Warrior or early Cronos or the young Schmier or the young Tom Angelripper, so on and so forth. Well, what does that mean? Well, first of all, 99% of growling and 99.99 % of punk screaming sucks. Microphone cupping, monotone, faceless growling rarely sounds appealing to me because it’s a such a lazy, low-effort form of vocals and it sounds so mundane, like any talentless hack can do it, and any talentless hack is actually doing it, and nobody seems to say anything negative about it because it’s not nice to criticize and people want to be liked. Typical humans.
When someone decides to take it upon themselves to do extreme metal vocals in the style of black thrash/war metal, it sounds a lot better than normal growling because the vocalist is not content to sound like Slayer/Pantera punk yelling or Cannibal Corpse/Suffocation stupid barking. Basically, war metal/black thrash vocals are a superior form of extreme metal vocals. These vocalists, including Vomit of Doom, probably hate the generic barking that passes for death metal vocals. Look into Vomit of Doom if black thrash, war metal and black metal are words that awake your interest.

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