Anal Vomit - Peste Negra, Muerte Negra

Hailing from Peru, Anal Vomit have returned with their new full-length entitled “Peste Negra, Muerte Negra”. Aside from the obvious fact that this band has a name that is nothing short of being based on shock value, this album is pretty much a monster from the first note to the last. I have to admit, I was not expecting much from a band with a name like Anal Vomit. Nor was I expecting much from an album with artwork such as this particular album has here.  Like I already mentioned, all this is pretty much shock value. However, the most shocking part was how this album sounded. It just goes to show and prove that you can never know what you are going to get just based on a band name and the artwork. I have to give the band so much respect in that, despite the misleading visual aspects that they use, when it comes down to the actual music, these guys don’t mess around.

Riff wise, you will find that they are mostly traditional death metal style in the vein of early Morbid Angel, Gorguts, and Pestilence combined with the edginess of a grindcore vibe that you would find in influences such as Napalm Death (Harmony Corruption era), Misery Index, Cephalic Carnage, and a small Exhumed/Gorerotted vibe just to make things more interesting. These guys keep changing it up and keeping these tunes interesting. On some tunes it sounds like death metal with a grindcore influence and other times it sounds like grindcore with a death metal influence. I really like and enjoy this approach and it’s a nice twist that creates a metallic environment that Anal Vomit can call their own. My only complaint is that I wish the guitars could have just been slightly louder in certain areas. Not too much, but it just seems that in certain areas on these tracks, the vocals and other musical elements overshadow the guitars. It’s really not all that important and doesn’t ruin the enjoyment at all. It’s just something that I picked up on. The drums on this album are some of the most well produced for this particular genre that I have heard this year. And, again, vary in style, from death metal to grindcore and vice versa. The snares are nice and meaty sounding while the double bass is simply dripping with a thickness that I can sum up to a combination of the drummer’s playing ability, production, and mixing. I don’t feel that labelling these guys as a black/death/thrash metal band does these guys justice. They have a sound on this album that most definitely solidifies a place in those 3 genres, but they also have an ambiance about them that pushes them beyond the constraints of any extreme metal genre.

If you are into any of the aforementioned bands, then I would highly suggest that you get this CD. It is more than satisfactory on the elements that any serious metal head needs and requires of their music. Once you have heard this cd, you will find that it will have a lot of time in your stereos. This is not one of those releases that will set around gathering dust. They have a catalog of releases dating back to 1993, but based on this release these guys have returned with a vengeance. I have definitely developed an interest in the band, and I plan on researching their past releases while at the same time patiently, yet excitedly, I await to see what they have to offer in the future.

  1. Brebaje De Muerte
  2. Valle De Tinieblas
  3. Obsessive Sexual Slaughter
  4. La Muerte Del Papa Interludio 
  5. Dios Muerto
  6. Venganza Obscura
  7. A Savage Fornication
  8. Estado Comatoso
  9. Pact To Kill