Written by: Scribe Nathaniel
There are many words that could be used to describe this record: Violent, Aggressive, Awesome, and Evil being but a few. Abominable riffing and acid filled screams and gutturals can be heard all through this wonderful, beautiful, and short grindcore record. Dissonant and volatile guitars can be heard as they force inspired acts of pure aggression and violence. The strenuous vocals fill the thick air with terror, violently shaking the room, and the pummeling of the drums reverberate that aggression throughout the forest and village here at Sleeping Village Reviews.
Permanence opens up with an ear piercing sound of feedback before it begins its violent assault on the ears. Terror and Torture are one in the same within this record, it seems the goal is violence and brutality. Luckily this piece achieves what it sets out to do. The dank atmosphere is a wonderful amalgamation of brutality and speed. This whole record will bite onto your ears and spit them out as if Mike Tyson just beat you after a boxing match. This is a wonderful and terrifying record.
Unfortunately this record does have some downs to it, believe it or not, such as it is a grindcore record. Grindcore being my favorite genre of metal, I should mention that a majority of grindcore bands end up sounding either the same or similar. This record happens to end up sounding a lot like Retortion Terror, Rotten Sound, or pretty much any other blackened-grind outfit that exists. That does not stop it from being bad, but that is what ends up leaving it average.
In conclusion, I recommend you fully support this band and pay attention to what they are going to release in the future as long as they are together. They are very good at what they do, and deserve the amount of praise they get. I believe they can only go up from this point on and they would have to try to fall from where they are in order to fail.
You can download their record for free at their bandcamp, and physical copies of their records are unfortunately sold out but may be repressed in the future.
This has been Scribe Nathaniel writing from the scriptorium within the Sleeping Village, have a wonderful life.
Vermin Womb - Permanence was released Sept. 2014
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