A horrible hack

Bloodsoaked Necrovoid

Expelled Into The Unknown Depths Of The Unfathomable

Year Released: 2020
Format: Download
Label: Iron Bonehead
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Dec 23, 2020
After a handful of demo and rehearsal cassettes Costa Rica's Bloodsoaked Necrovoid have finally seen fit to disgorge a full-length, and a righteously mucky, mulchy, slime-strewn thing it is too. The band nail their shroud firmly to the death-doom mast, with unmistakeable debts owed to the likes of disEMBOWELMENT and Rippikoulu: all cloacal murk, riffs that writhe and squirm like prehistoric worms and vocals akin to some vast tentacular god drowning in its own putrid offal. There's a sense of the near-psychedelic, and this is matched by song titles that could've been snatched from the pages of Laird Barron or some other such purveyor of cosmic horror ('Existential Dismemberment by a Transcendental Nothingness', anyone?). This said, there some occasional stock or stodgy moments that lift you from your trance, with the manic abstractions and chasmic voids of 'Inescapable Transferance of Profane Malignity' peppered with some decidedly standard elements. Still, it's nevertheless an experience, and both a fitting formal entry for the band and a solid companion piece to this year's 'The Lower Levels Of Sentience' MLP from Astriferous – the wormridden death-dealers with whom Bloodsoaked Necrovoid share DNA.

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