A horrible hack


Flesh Assimilation

Year Released: 2014
Format: Download
Label: Invictus Productions - Dark Descent
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 9, 2015
Foolishly passed on Zom's earlier material, but on advice I gave their debut LP a go and it pretty much knocked my socks off. This eight-song collection manages a perfect mix of murk and brevity, launching the glowering, tumultuous sounds of Incantation, Autopsy and Dismember into a pitched battle with the knuckle-dragging density and vicious directness that made the Crowd Control LP so powerful. From impenetrable blurs and cloacal gargles to killer riffing and genuinely memorable songwriting 'Flesh Assimilation' is a feat of pure, primitive joy. A terrible, terrifying woebegone sort of joy to be sure, but, of course, it wouldn't be half as effective if it didn't bring such negative feelings bubbling to the surface.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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