Vomit Spell
Vomit Spell

‘And in the category for 2021s most unreadable logo the nominees are……. Vomit Spell..’

So what do we have in the sea of red and sinewy and blood contained in the NecroFrsot artwork here? The debut from a new German grindcore quartet, that’s what. And while Germany isn’t a renowned hotbed of Grindcore (Japanische Kampfhörspiele is the only one that immediately comes to mind, but I’m sure someone will correct me), his is a solid geindcore debut album after a 2019  demo and it delivers everything you’d expect from grindcore with a little death metal thrown in.

9 songs in 34 minutes is a little more death metal structured, so there aren’t the usual 34, 1-minute songs that grindcore sometimes delivers and some of the songs push the 5-minute mark,  though there is a 1:14 song and a 35-second song, so there are the expected grindcore tropes as well. Also in the grindcore world are those sneering, punky blasting power chords that you’d hear on classic Napalm Death, Rotten Sound and Nasum records like opener “Carnage at the Morgue”, classic grindcore pacing of “Necrotronic”, “Axiom of Annihilation” (coincidently the 1:1 4 song), “Curbside Lacerations”, ” Disincarnate”, the perfectly grindcore titled,  “Spiritual Enslavement” and of course the 35-second song, closer “Anthropophagous Inhumation”.

But there are also a few varied moments buried in the furious grindcore pacing. The aforementioned “Curbside Lacerations” has a whole slow midsection, “Contamination Void” also has a slower, moody mid-song break, “Death Junkie (Addicted to Murder)” has an almost Morbid Angel churn to start and finish,  and the early stages of “Leah Sublime”, could almost be a black metal song. But even with a few respites, make no mistake this is a modern grindcore album through and through.

The production is big and beefy, not quite the HM2 buzz that some grindcore bands use, but certainly effective, and the vocals are a pretty standard hat rasp/shout that does the job and keeps things suitably grindy. A solid debut and an expected, solid foray into homegrown grindcore from FDA Records.

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Written by Erik T
January 3rd, 2022


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