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I can't really remember when I obtained this release or how, but it sure is a moment I will never regret.
Vomiturition is one of the best acts in the history of the genre, and it is such a pity they never reached higher levels of fame. Their music is death metal at it's absolute peak, inching in on flawless. They easily line up with such cult classics as Boltthrower and Dismember. Being a release dated so far back in time (1995) it also adds more points of it's "retro" status and the "trueness" of the music (I know that is a stupid expression, but what the hell, this is "true" death metal all the way!)
Giutars are tuned down pretty low giving the music a bone crushing abysmal feeling; heavy and devestating like Boltthrowers "Mercenary". Riffs are equally heavy and gloomy. Great variety of melodies and riffs throughout the album leaves no room for boring or repetetive "transport routes". Some of the stuff might today sound a bit blatant and "heard before" but that is mainly because of this kind of music being recycled and ripped off throughout the ages. This is a classic piece of metal with all the classic things you look for when you are in the search of that "immortal death metal feel". Thus, it's date of recording adds alot of value.
Tempo is also greatly variated; from slow "doom-like" parts that just makes you feel the shadows of the under world closing in on you, to maniac grinding, sometimes even in the same track! All of this is pasted together with extreme accuracy and without any odd ends. It is all very much "thought through" and precise in it's balance between darkness and hardness. Leaves no death metal head disappointed! The main track "A Leftover" is one of the absolute best tracks with an opening made to break down walls and destroy homes. All the other tracks come in at second place, bordering to shared first.
Vocals are more growl that scream but also with much variety and quality. Lyrics on the other hand is maybe the only thing lacking in this piece of otherwise outstanding work. Some pretty bad choice of words and grammar pop up every now and then, but the themes are classic death metal material; depression, gore, social injustice and such. Giutar and bass works are wonderful and totally without those annoying screaming, string slashing, ear shredding, chaotic solos with no point or meaning. However, most of the credit should go to the drummer Kai Hahto. I have no idea why his name is not more often heard because the work he conducts on this record is easily at the same standards as can be heard on any "Death" or "Morbid Angel" album; fast, exact, refined, inventive and above all thight as a motherfucker! All hail this forgotten mastermind of death metal drumming!
Production over-all and mixing is beautiful; clean yet not crystal clear, adding even more feeling. A nice black curtain lays over the recording giving that old mid 90's death metal sound. Bass register is up high but not so much that it disturbes the other channels. Just fucking awesome!
This CD is most certianly not on the market today but if you see it, and you are into Death Metal, I can without doubt recommend it. Pretty cool picture-disc also. The cover art has nothing to do with the concept of the release (maybe the last track) but it looks really cool.
This is Death Metal, 110% genuine!