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Cryptworm – Spewing Mephitic Putridity

Spewing Mephitic Putridity
by Thomas Kumke at 22 May 2022, 12:49 PM

released so far one demo, one split, and two EPs. Their debut full-length album “Spewing Mephitic Putridity” was mixed and mastered by Arpad Szenti (DAMNATION, MÖRBID CARNAGE) at the Obsidian Studio and RS Studios Bristol. It has a length of almost 32 minutes and was released via Black and Death Metal specialists Me Saco Un Ojo Records from UK.

As CRYPTWORM do not waste any time to start their album with any sort of Death intros, I will do the same here. “Disgorged Chunks Of Life” starts with a huge guitar riff and plenty of groove at mid-tempo. The growling vocals are mostly at the low end of the guttural, but include a few screams. The tempo switches from mid-tempo to higher pace. The riffing of “Disgorged Chunks Of Life” is kept simple and straight-into-the-face. There is some chaos in the textures of the track, which makes it sound even filthier. There is no official video release of the album yet, but “Disgorged Chunks Of Life” is available on YouTube with the link given below. While “Disgorged Chunks Of Life” had these late 80s Gore/Punk vibes, “Immense Cerebral Decomposition” is spine-chilling and the low-tuned guitars blossom into life. The riffing has almost some catchiness and the drumming is relentless at high pace for most of the playing time. There are a few down-tempo breaks with doom-laden riffing and growls coming out straight from the abyss.

While “Immense Cerebral Decomposition” has clean and simple textures, “Reduced To Liquified Mass” is a mixture of head-banging parts and chaotic parts at blistering pace including a few blast-beat attacks. The guitar riffing remains simple and occasionally repetitive throughout the track, but this is part of the concept. “Disembowelment (Draped In Gore)” has slightly more technicality in the riffing, but this does not affect the overall sound in any way. The track is again a constant switch between clean mid-tempo parts and chaos at frantic pace. “Premature Entombment” has a Doom inspired beginning with the riffing and the gurgling growling, before it transitions into the typical head-banging sound of CRYPTWORM. There are a number of twists in rhythm along the way, with some stomping parts with a grim sound changing with frenzy blast-beat assaults.

What all CRYPTWORM songs have in common are the similarities in textures with the simple and straightforward guitar riffing and the twists in rhythm, ranging from the classical mid-tempo to high speed parts where riffing, drumming, and growling blend into utter chaos. The difference between the tracks is only the sequencing. “Septic Phlegm Asphyxia”, “Amorphous Transmutations”, and “Spewing Mephitic Putridity” are no exceptions here. Occasionally, there are some slow and doomy parts added like in “Amorphous Transmutations” as well as in the title song. That creates a grim atmosphere and adds extra layers to the songs.

CRYPTWORM stick to their guns which they held high when they released their EPs. With “Spewing Mephitic Putridity” they established their sound further, a rotten and putrid Death Metal sound inspired by the early beginnings of Death Metal. There is nothing new in their sound, but CRYPTWORM celebrate the simplicity and filthiness of Death Metal including its production. As a listener, you either take it or leave it, there is no in-between. On “Spewing Mephitic Putridity” you will not hear any technical complexity in any instrument and vocals, you will also not hear any lead guitars. What you can expect is the big bowl of riffing, grooves, and growls, all mixed together. Fans of a pure and simple Death Metal will love CRYPTWORM’s new release.

Songwriting: 7
Musicianship: 7
Memorability: 6
Production: 7

3 Star Rating

1. Disgorged Chunks Of Life
2. Immense Cerebral Decomposition
3. Reduced To Liquified Mass
4. Disembowelment (Draped In Gore)
5. Premature Entombment
6. Septic Phlegm Asphyxia
7. Amorphous Transmutations
8. Spewing Mephitic Putridity
Tibor Hanyi – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Joe Knight – Drums
Record Label: Me Saco Un Ojo Records


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