Atrocious Abnormality
Formed in Disgust

So not only do we have a release from the label mecca of adjective/noun named brutal death metal, Comatose Music, we have the second release from the band who features the owner of said label, Steve Green (also in Lust of Decay)who plays guitars and does vocals here. So if you STILL don’t now what to expect here on Formed in Disgust, you should probably give up metal.

I have not heard the band’s 2007 debut, Echoes of the Rotting, but I’m sure I can guess as to what it sounded like, and I’m guessing Formed in Disgust isn’t too awfully different. It appears to have the same line up  helping Green in James O’Neal ( Carcinogenic, Lecherous Nocturne, Cesspool of Vermin, ex-Apotheosys) on bass and Brent Williams ( Lust of Decay, Cesspool of Vermin, ex-Chaosego, ex-Flesh Consumed, ex-Hydrocephalic, ex-Putrilage) on drums, all providing veteran broodle skill and genre specific experience.

The result is exactly what you would expect,  and really no different from the host of other recent Comatose releases  (Abhorrent Deformity, Serocs, Septycal Gorge, Devangelic, Mass infection, Mortal Decay etc), and I’m sure Green and co. would not have it any other way. It’s well done, gurgling technical/brutal death metal. It’s not as slammy or clinical as some of their label mates like Kraanium or Incinerate respectively being a more sinewy, visceral take on the sound. It’s of course rooted in the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation tropes, but with added modern USDM developments you’d expect 25 years later.

The album is a direct, 10 song, 29 minute affair with a few samples here and there. form the foreboding sample of album opener “Failed Apocalypse” through the usual themed suspects like “Exterminate the Apostles”, and “Erotic Tales of Disembowelment” and to closer “Incestry”, the album stutters, blasts  and burps with precision and brutality. There’s no slower songs or interludes or experimentation, there’s a little fretless bass twang amid the sturdy, clear production, but nothing that takes it into Obscura or JFAC territory, with all things firmly planted in the solid brutal death metal mire of  Comatose’s expected wheelhouse.

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Written by Erik T
February 22nd, 2016

Comments

  1. Commented by: Kevin E.

    That’s wild I didn’t know Steve was actually in this band. I have ordered from him and Comatose Music for years and really like the label. This one however didn’t do much for me, as I preferred the Abhorrent Deformity and Septycal Gorge, but it’s not bad.


  2. Commented by: E. Thomas

    yeah both of those are better than this.


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