Witch Vomit: Abhorrent Rapture (Coloured) LP
Coloured wax! A new level of barbaric mastery was achieved on 2019’s Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave, Witch Vomit’s second full length from. It was now undeniable that the band was not merely another “OSDM” (stale terminology) band when they’d evolved a maximal and rarely achieved synthesis of European and American death metal styles into a flawless melange of horrific gore-soaked splendor. Though bands tend to simmer down as they evolve, Witch Vomit reverse this tendency, getting only more extreme with each release. This momentum continues on the band’s latest, Abhorrent Rapture. Like 2017’s Poisoned Blood, Abhorrent Rapture showcases the band in the more immediate and intense MLP format. Four tracks in roughly eighteen minutes of pure savagery but always with that eerie mood, creeping melodic sense and grisly intimidation essential to proper death metal. Though not a full length proper, Abhorrent Rapture will sate, temporarily, the cannibalistic appetite of the many clamoring for the next Witch Vomit burial mound to come.