Band: BURIED IN A WOMB
Title: Epigenetic Vulnerabilities in Intrapersonal Failure
Style: Crust Black Death Metal
Wow, this is some serious difference from BiaW's debut; if on the first album, Parental Suicide from 2017, Buried in a Womb walked on some Melodic Black Metal territories, this time everything became more aggressive, chunkier, fatter and much, much more abrasive yet keeping or even improving the diversity and complexity of its compositions, which is excellent in my books. If the vocals are somehow reminiscent of Carcass, the instrumental part is all over the place blending elements and patterns from Black Metal, Death Metal, Grindcore, Punk and Crust with plenty of melody (guitar melody that is) to be accessible and enticing to any type of aggressive Metal fans. The production is crystal clear, all instruments are easy to distinguish and follow (you can rarely hear such an upfront bass line that don't bother you at all, on the contrary, it enhances brutality), but it's very organic, not polished or at least not over-polished at all, so this might be a warning in case you're looking for a shiny modern sound, you can stay away from this. I loved BiaW's debut, but this one is even better, I can't believe this one man project is not signed by a label yet...
Reviewed by Adrian