Dead Tongue hail from Padua, Italy, and have embraced the likes of Autopsy, old Carcass, Abscess, and Necrophagia as their musical brethren. Their second album, Disgorge Through the Eyes, was released last fall and provided a livid, 16-track manifestation of diseased old school death metal done right. The album has been available digitally since its release but is now being made available on CD, and to celebrate the occasion Dead Tongue have produced a video that we’re happily introducing today.
I bought the album last fall after hearing only one track, the beautifully named “Ethics of the Jugular“, which buried its hooks in my brain from the first listen and proved to be so addictive that it took me a while to get past it and into the rest of the album. But I eventually discovered that my impulsive purchase decision was a smart move, because the rest of the album is also killer, and pulls from a rich range of influences, which are not limited to gruesome old death metal.
Another track on the album (among many) that proved immediately addictive once i got to it is the one we’re featuring in this new video, “Prejudice On the Symbiosis“.
Although only 2 1/2 minutes long, “Prejudice On the Symbiosis” is a hell of a horrific thrill ride. It manages to be a romping melee, the sound of ice-cold premeditated murder, and the channeled hopelessness of plague victims. The romp begins immediately, with galloping drums and pulsing bass providing the anchor for viciously distorted riffing that swarms and writhes. The song also seamlessly switches into a highly headbangable rhythm and a grim, raking riff with a flickering, dismal lead.
The vocals themselves, like the music, straddle the line between cruel and crazed, halfway between a growl and a howl, and the eruptions of wild, shrieking bits of lead-guitar lunacy underscore the freakish, horror-prone aspects of the music. As mentioned earlier, it’s a damned addictive song, too.
In keeping with the ghastly, supernatural atmosphere of the song, the video depicts the band performing it while lit in a shade of putrescent green, their musical ministrations interspersed with some old school horror clips featuring mushrooms, monsters, and the same sickly shade of color.
The CD release of Disgorge Through the Eyes is being presented through a limited edition of 100 copies, also printed in a sickening green color, in addition to a standard edition. Both are available for order now at Bandcamp: