We’re told that when the Australian band Writhing began to take shape in 2019 the goal was “to combine suffocating heaviness and dissonant atmospherics, while still paying homage to their early death metal influences (Cannibal Corpse, Incantation, Morbid Angel, etc)”.
Eternalised In Rot, their debut demo released the following year by Blood Harvest, demonstrated immediate progress toward that goal. Just two songs long, it still proved a formidable talent for delivering bone-smashing punishment wreathed in writhing (pun intended) and wraith-like riffage that seemed birthed from some hideous supernatural dimension. Both electrifying and eerily unnerving, it fashioned bizarre and brazen visions of alien derangement while discharging devastating firepower.
Anyone who has heard that demo will now be greedily awaiting the advent of Writhing‘s debut album, Of Earth and Flesh, and the wait won’t be much longer — it’s set for release on September 23rd by Everlasting Spew Records. What we have for you today is the third single from the album, combined with streams of the first two in case you missed them. Continue reading »