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Right, if you’re still reading here’s the gist.
Vulvodynia are a Brutal Death Metal/Slam band from South Africa which formed in 2014, with the intention of being more than a slam band, incorporating the heaviest music possible to decimate everything in its path and the band were signed to Vicious Instinct Records in the same year. Adding a third member to the band, the debut full-length release Cognizant Castigation was released with featured guests spots from Acrania’s Luke Griffen and Ingested’s Jason Evans, among others.
In 2015 the band found themselves and released a mammoth 8 track EP, which completed the band’s initial record deal and following a few changes in the line up the band signed to Lacerated Enemy Records and released their third studio album Psychosadistic Design and then hit Europe, including Deathfest Open Air and Fall In The Brawl.
2019 Now bring the year of the latest release and press play and be prepared to smash and beaten to a pulp.
Mob Justice opens with an intro of horror, the sounds of crows and something quite vile lurking around, which soon becomes apparent as the album title tracks kicks in with deep chugs and a quick squeal before a guttural vocal begins to power over the track and the guitars occasionally add a little Tech Death and we go back and forth between Brutal Death and Slam, as this juggernaut firmly welcomes you to Mob Justice. If you didn’t have your hammers out, you will have by now! By the end of the track, you will have experienced a welcome like no other, taking in hints of Hardcore along the way as the breakdown hits and just makes you want to stomp.
In ‘Blood Diamond’ the vocals change up so you can make out the horrors being verbalised, as this slower and down-tuned track is matched with the occasional squeal and guttural as the chugs continue to slowly chip away at your soul exposing any weaknesses and brutally assaulting it.
The album continues in this punishing vein as it assaults every cell in your body but it feels so good as it does!
The list of guests on the album is very impressive as Alex Taylor from Malevolence appears on ‘Born Into Filth’, Martin Matoušek of Gutalax appears on ‘Nyaope’ and the mighty Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder guests on ‘Reclaim The Crown Part I: The Burning Kingdom’. That is not to say that the tracks without guests are weaker than these, it just goes to show the calibre of people who want to be associated with this incredible band.
If you haven’t guessed by now, I am a huge fan of this album, and simply it is a very serious contender for album of the year. Any fan of Brutal Death, Slam or Death Metal needs this in their life, trust me it’s incredible.
Mob Justice is released June 30th2019 via Lacerated Enemy Records
- Mob Justice
- Blood Diamond
- Born Into Filth (Feat. Alex Taylor of
- Echoes Of The Motherland
- Nyaope (Feat. Martin Matoušek of Gutalax)
- Reclaim The Crown Part I: The Burning
Kingdom (Feat. Trevor Strnad of The Black
- Reclaim The Crown Part II: Risen From Ash
- Cultural Misogyny