Old-school death metal is everywhere at the moment with bands such as Finnish death/doomers Morbific unleashing dense, dank and diabolically evil odes to their late 80s / early 90s forefathers like their very lives depended on it.
And we fucking love it! The more old-school death metal the better!!
As more than hinted at in the title, Ominous Seep of Putridity is as rank as they come; a cess-pool of filthy buzzsaw riffs, d-beat drumming and gargling with sewage-esque vocals. Blatantly harking back to the glory days of Autopsy, General Surgery and Cianide, Morbific wallow in mindless filth with the likes of “Cadaveric Maggot Farm” and “Sulfuric Funeral” leaving a smell behind that can only be described as gag-inducing. With a strong Swedish death metal vibe prevailing, it should come as no surprise to hear that Morbific also dwell in similar rat-infested domains as Dismember and Grave.
A lumpen, malformed shape of an album which deliberately deconstructs today’s obsession with technicality, these tracks simply grind and growl their way through a sea of classic 90’s death metal brutality. Here lies the most neanderthal, bare-boned death/doom riffs imaginable, plodding through endless eviscerated carcasses strewn across the infernal sea as Satan laughing, spreads his death/doom lovin’ wings! There’s speed when speed is required but, ultimately, this is a trudge through the sloppy innards of death metals illustrious past.
Disgusting then, in all the right ways! 7/10
Ominous Seep Of Putridity was released on 1st May 2021. Go and grab a copy over at Bandcamp!