Monday, March 26, 2018

LP Review: "Pestilent Death" by Vomitor

Pestilent Death
The world is topsy turvy right now.

Think about yourself, the people you know, and your habits. Consider me, your friend and humble narrator. I'm equal parts a Luddite and Techie.

Right now, as I'm typing this review and listening to this album for the first time, I'm thinking...should I get this one vinyl?

How would this sound if I were listening to it on sound reproduction technology that's four generations old?

It's kind of nuts how King Ludd and Steve Jobs can live inside of me at the same time, relatively in peace.

However, there'll be no time when you'll see me as one of King Ludd's wives breaking framing machines. Thanks be to Stuff You Missed In History Class.

Today, what's old is new and what's new is awesome. So old and new are both awesome!

Let's consider this thoroughly and carefully. There's nothing that can be left out on this one. It's going to be hard, but I trust that your  mind is up to this task....but mine may now.

So, what's old is new, and what's new is awesome. This is the truth with which we are working.

Vomitor plays old music which makes it new, therefore awesome.

Easy enough, but now it gets tricky. They're a new band, which makes them awesome.

Oh...not really as tricky as we thought.

Pestilent Death is their fourth record and you can get it on several different generations of tech to listen to it.

They're a rough sounding and roughly recorded black-ish metal thrash band. They are as precise as they are sloppy. This is the old and new thing all over again.

If you're the kind of person who really can get into brittle guitars, vocals that come off like they were recorded in a cheese grater, and the lead guitar tone pioneered by Dave Mustaine from Cliff 'Em All, then Vomitor's got a lot for you to get into.

It's new music made the old way, which makes it simultaneously old and new.

Release: 4/20/18
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Hell's Headbangers

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