Vomit Forth
Seething Malevolence

I think someone at Century Media follows the underground and most relevant to my point the American death metal scene, very closely. They have poached from the awesome small California label, Maggot Stomp with Sanguisugabogg, Frozen Soul and now Connecticut’s Vomit Forth. The ‘Bogg and Frozen Soul are experiencing massive success with their albums, videos and touring. Vomit Forth is following close behind because now they have been having some very good tours, intent on supporting their debut album Seething Malevolence. They fit right in with this new and hungrier breed of death metal that audiences are sopping up with grease-filled bread worldwide. Guitarist Ricky Brayall and I were in touch after I reviewed their Northeastern Deprivation release, which combined all their ep’s and demo. I became an instant fan.

This debut is 11 songs in a brief 29 minutes. The opener is simply titled “Intro” and that’s precisely what it is. Ambient and atmospheric and pretty cool. A slow burn of things to come…, “Eucharist Intact” really starts leading the charge and at a brisk 2.13 Vomit Forth is not intent in giving us noodling and incessant tech babble, but rather some pretty ferocious death metal. Nice isolated guitar riffs, pounding drums then right into a blast. The vintage speed after that definitely has a Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten sound, vibe wise. The growls and then groove slow down incorporates a little of my alma mater Internal Bleeding to the mix.

The following song “Pain Tolerance” starts with a stupid AF heavy groove opening. This must be in their live set. The gurgling vocals and punishing grooves will have you swinging your fists in the pit and then running to the local deli to pick up a meatball parm hero, run back in the pit and drop the elbow Don “ The Magnificent” Muroco style, just as Don did eating that sub in one of his 1980’s wrestling matches. This song is insane. Pinch harmonics are tearing heads off in the process too.

You can’t catch your breath until “Tortured Sacrament” swoops in….BUT I mislead you….. You will not catch your breath as more blasts and groovy slam parts punish your very soul. This song is extremely heavy and pinch harmonics are coming out of every corner and the well placed and meaty riffs are enough to have one slam around their block all damn day.

The title track starts great with guitars and a nice gang growling of the song title before going right into a punishing groove that has tremendous double bass drums to slap you upside da head. Some blasts and then back to the meaty groove with excellent gutturals. Nick Herrmann laying down some tasty drum patterns. Excellent and killer song. The varying vocal tones of guttural and more tough guy angry growly vocals add an extra layer of excitement to the sound Vomit Forth is going for.

The rest of the songs on Seething Malevolence follows similar patterns and are just as strong as what I’ve mentioned. If you’re into bands like Suffocation, Internal Bleeding and Dehumanized you will love Vomit Forth. The music is played with such killer conviction I can forgive some of their strong influences they clearly wear on their sleeves. Vomit Forth are killing it and damn; I love this album. I predict the next Maggot Stomp band Century Media will poach is Ohio’s Inoculation – another one of these newer bands currently laying waste to listeners. For now, buy all things Vomit Forth is selling.

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Written by Frank Rini
September 1st, 2022

Comments

  1. Commented by: J. Mays

    I saw them live a few weeks back. The karate kicks were intense that night in the pit… This is the show where I took a kick to the ribs, then immediately one to the stomach and thought I was on my way to a death at 37.


  2. Commented by: Erik T

    This is solid stuff. Very Suffocation/Internal Bleeding-y love the sloppy vocals


  3. Commented by: FRini

    James. Damn son. Sorry to hear you got slap dashed in the pit. The karate kid kicks I’m not a big fan of because they can come out of nowhere and hurt others like you experienced.

    Erik- yep this is just pure east coast knuckle dragging brutality!!


  4. Commented by: J. Mays

    Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention I love this album and they were also great live! I get the karate kicks in the pit and all that. I understand getting out aggression, but the random kicks and wild punches those dudes throw can really get people hurt. I’m smart enough to stay away from it usually, but this venue was tiny and there weren’t many places to go.


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