Vøidwomb - Altars of Cosmic Devotion LP
Vøidwomb - 'Altars of Cosmic Devotion' LP
Black vinyl edition with insert limited to 200 copies
Hailing from Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the black/death metal act VØIDWOMB displays a punishing style of blackened death that authentically hearkens to the early '90s. With a flow somewhere between serpentine and martial, with their obsidian pulse patient and precise but never sterile, the quintet eschew so much of the sloppiness and rifflessness of nowadays black/death; across the EP are RIFFS galore, and all are rendered in clear 'n' crushing tones that again hearken back to the early '90s, more specifically the classic recordings of Morrisound. To that, VØIDWOMB's surging 'n' lurking hulk of sound conspicuously nods to Wisdom of Darkness-era Belial and early Deicide equally, and yet with a tendrilous identity all their own. Even so, such a combination is strikingly unique in today's underground landscape...