By now, Vomitor should need no introduction. For nearly 20 years now, these Aussie hooligans have been dominating the metal underground with their own, idiosyncratic brand of Total Death Metal. From their raucous ‘n’ ribald early demos to their utterly classic debut album, Bleeding the Priest, and onward, Vomitor have been a study in staunch defiance and sheer uncompromising will. Each album of theirs is its own world, its own headspace, its own frothing, ferocious beast of bedlam; and while the world around them continues to change, Vomitor stand sure as steel, doggedly and deadly.
Vomitor have never been ones for half measures: it’s all in, or nothing. They do not rush records, and only attack when inspiration arises; this explains why eight years separate that momentous debut LP and its nuclear-powered follow-up, Devils Poison. Then, two years after that second album, in 2012 came The Escalation – which, true to its title, found Vomitor hitting a fever pitch. Alas, another considerable hiatus – not to