Sep 282022

“Ripping riffs, bursting artillery, blood-spilling bass pulsation, and vomit from the infernal pit for eight hymns of black death and damnation, all forged in Satanic power and hammering darkness throughout endless morbidity.”

That’s how Osmose Productions has vividly announced Oath of Abhorrence, the forthcoming third album by the Italian decimators in Necromutilator. And if that message isn’t clear enough, we have these words from the band themselves: “Your god is still dead and we, servants of the Adversary, are still vomiting blood and pissing acid on his corpse and soul”.

No finesse or nuance there, and certainly no mercy. But words are one thing, and the sound is another, and the former must be tested against the latter. We give you the test today through our premiere of a track off the new album named “Cremation Sorcery“.

Where Necromutilator go, they bring filth, fury, and ferocity with them, and “Cremation Sorcery” is no exception. They go on the attack in a discharge of ghastly crypt-dwelling howls, maniacally battering drums, and toxic-toned guitars that writhe in sensations of violent delirium. The music reverberates as if radiating from subterranean catacombs where demons dwell, and it’s shrouded in morbid feelings of pestilence and rot even as it delivers a take-no-prisoners assault.

As if the madness of the music weren’t already evident in the obliterating percussion and rapidly squirming and scything riffage, a guitar solo spirals out of this dense and devastating rampage like a mad wraith. It’s an electrifying experience, but the song as a whole is as exhilarating as it is barbaric, and the changing drum rhythms have a lot to do with that, on top of the voracious vocals and the eviscerating riffage.

Does the music live up to the words? It’s evident that we think so, but judge for yourselves:

Osmose will release Oath of Abhorrence on October 28th, on CD and vinyl LP and on major streaming services. Get the details via the links below.



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