Vomitory
Revelation Nausea

Revelation Nausea is crushing, high-velocity Swedish death at its best. There is no standard death metal approach here, my friend. Vomitory weaves in many elements that give this recording a dynamic that hasn’t been heard in metal this brutal in a long time.

The most exciting of these elements is the intermittent use of Swedish hardcore/grind style open chords and scatter-beats. The source of the hardcore influence may be Nasum (they’re mentioned on the thanks list) plus Cliff from Driller Killer does backing vocals on one track. The other primary element that is sure to please seasoned death metal enthusiasts is the use of an early Bolt Thrower (circa-Warmaster) sense of melody. That melody adds a perfect mid-paced crush between absolutely flawless blast beat assaults that are used throughout Revelation Nausea. To feel the Nasum and Bolt Thrower dynamic put together oh-so well check out the track “Beneath the Soil.” Vomitory constructs a blend of these influences with their own death metal brutality that is so well crafted it makes the mind reel. While they have you reeling Vomitory pounds every cell in your body to a pulp with their incessant sonic fury.

Beyond the musicianship, Revelation Nausea has a refined yet heavy production that works brilliantly with Vomitory’s caustic style. To top it all off, this album is packed with never blinking lyrical malevolence. While their lyrics may not be diamond sharp in the grammar department, they don’t fail to convey their love of violence, hate, evil and death. Violence, hate, evil, death – these four beautiful words sum it up for Vomitory’s Revelation Nausea. This album fucking kills!

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Written by Jonathan Canady
March 20th, 2001

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