Abhomine – Proselyte Parasite Plague – EP Review
Abhomine is a self-described heaving, grinding mass of gnarliness and abject sonic cruelty and just the kind of aural depravity you’d expect from the man (Pete Helmkamp) behind unsung death metal classics such as Order From Chaos’ Stillbirth Machine and Angelcorpse’s Exterminate!
Featuring a dual vocal attack of formidable evil (Helmkamp is joined by Crucifier’s Cazz Grant), there’s absolutely nothing appealing or welcoming about this release. A relatively lo-fi, deathly rage-bomb of pure nihilistic intent, this is catagorically not an EP for the newly-converted. Instead, only those sworn to the ways of aural warfare and honest reflections of our distorted reality should muster the courage to face this beast head-on.
A bone-rattling, clattering nightmare, Abhomine don’t overstay their welcome on this new release – doing their dirty work in less than 24 minutes – and they have no use for tender mercies along the way. But as ugly, unforgiving, and unrelentingly malicious as the music is, Proselyte Parasite Plague is an electrifying rush that certain minds will find suitably addictive. 7/10
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