(Austin Weber introduces our premiere of a single off the debut EP by Indiana’s Emulsified.)
The Indiana death metal scene has been on a roll lately, birthing multiple talented new acts, including ones we’ve covered here before such as Breeding Filth. Two of their members can now be found in a new project called Emulsified, whose debut single we’re premiering today. This new project leans even more heavily toward the endlessly brutal and bludgeoning side of death metal, yet with a fresh twist on it that’s their own thing.
The project started in 2016 and currently consists of two Breeding Filth members, Derick Harshbarger on guitar and vocals and Angel Gaeta on bass and vocals. Rounding out the line-up is drummer Kevin Baum, who also plays in Human Filleted.
Today we’re bringing you the exclusive premiere of the group’s debut song, a filthy and deranged ode to sonic savagery called “Cadaveric Abdominal Inflation”.
The title definitely sounds like something Carcass would come up with, which makes sense given that Emulsified guitarist Derick Harshbarger works in the medical field himself. The over-the-top cover art for the full EP today’s song comes from is just an added bonus; it’s like a Jurassic Park brutal death metal mash-up, and it cracks me up.
As for what “Cadaveric Abdominal Inflation” has to offer, brutal and heavy is the name of the game here, but with a certain finesse and eclecticism that makes it interesting. This song is very headbang friendly too, packed with vicious grooves while spewing forth a feeling of evil churning in between its bludgeoning assaults.
From beginning to end, monstrous and varied swamp monsters gurgle and scream in agony; twisted, gnarly riffs emulating the sound of chainsaws and knives rip and tear at you mercilessly; meanwhile, the meaty bass presence helps make a heavy song that much heavier, aligned with a precise swarm of machine-gun drumming; all of this coalescing into a bestial force to be reckoned with.
Emulsified do a superb job at blending various forms of death metal into their own strand of brutal death metal, from the brief technical flourishes to the mid-paced old school influences and nasty slams. “Cadaveric Abdominal Inflation” is a lot of fun to listen to, and if you dig what you’re hearing, the band is shooting to release the full five-song Flesh EP in late summer or early Fall.