Foaming at the Mouth
Writhing

Upstate New York’s Foaming At The Mouth have been kicking it around for 5 years.  They’re listed as in the Adirondacks, but we all know Kyle lives in Antarctica-no fooling this guy.  The 2 piece is comprised of Internal Bleeding’s, Kyle Eddy on drums/vocals and Jeff Leifer on guitars/vocals.  Writhing is their labor of love and with them being unsigned they are currently getting this debut album in the hands of some distributors.  Kyle-I hope you remembered and saved the list of distros I gave you to send your product to so they can begin selling it-ya bastid?  What we have with Writhing is 9 songs in 30 minutes of well-played death metal, with some hardcore/thrash metal tendencies.

Album opener “Reanimation of a Corpse” opens with a nice guitar opening and killer double bass with some nice tough-guy vocals, more accustomed to a style similar to Hatebreed.  Then a blistering blast beat rolling into a mid-paced part then collapsing into a slam.  Great growl before the slow down.  At this part Kyle begins taking all of his little dogs and tossing them into the atmosphere.  I swear I could see the little ankle-biting, bastids, flying, like they had wings-a thing of beauty.  Regardless I do enjoy the fact I can understand the vocals and what is being spewed forth.   Song is catchy to boot.

“Shearing Tendon” has more excellent drum rolls and some nice pinch harmonics.  Kyle throws in some tasty drum fills and rolls.  Enough to fill you up, as if you ate 9 pizzas in a row.  Some of the beat-down slams with the fast double bass had me asking, Barbara?-like where is my coffee dang it and then let’s not forget the part with the nice long scream growl.  Nice guitar melodies at the end of this song too.  “Rise of Disease” has some nice gutturals due to Scott, from Dysentery, lending his set of pipes to certain vocal sections.  Super cool, like a stool.  Some more excellent drumming, with the cymbal hits, rolls and fills.  Kyle is pretty freakin’ monstrous on this album-all over the place.  I swear to Christ-Tony Samos and his ‘corn on the cocks’ has nothing and I mean nothing on Kyle. Jeff throws in great guitar melodies and just to give you a kick in the pants a guitar solo, as well.  “Fester” has more pinch harmonics and a real nice beat down slam part where the harmonics comes in and actually remind me of mid 90’s hardcore.

So there you have it.  Foaming At The Mouth wastes no time, no filler, only killer, with this 30 minute album.   Writhing is an organic sounding and well produced album.  I need and yearn for more organic sounding bands, in today’s overabundance and oversaturated scene, it’s something that is highly needed.  Kyle and Jeff also co-financed this album and in doing so put together not only a well thought out album, put also presented it professionally.  4 panel digi-pack, nice booklet with lyrics, an interesting group picture, creepy as shit album cover and yes-a silver back cd, not a damn CD-R!  Kyle and Jeff have reason to be proud of their Foaming At The Mouth debut-Writhing.  It’s very catchy, memorable and a lot of fun.  Please go and like their FB page and order the cd, directly, from them.  One of my favorite albums from 2018.

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Written by Frank Rini
January 8th, 2019

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