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Verminous
IMPIOUS SACRILEGE
September 2003
Released: 2003, Xtreem Music
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen

“Good old times were always better...”. Well, according to that somewhat ´brave´ sentence, the name of THIS game is called ´old-school...´ and particularly old-school Death Metal. Verminous (ex-Delve) from Sweden has 5 ambitious and ´we-know-how-to make-it´-guys in the band line-up who have decided to swear in the name of an old-school (underground) Death Metal sound into vein of Grotesque, Necrovore, Incubus, Severance, etc. – mainly sounding like many aggressive and vicious American underground Death/Thrash Metal acts in the later half of the ´80s and that´s really fine with me. Even if there´s a mention in the band´s info kit that arrived along with the CD about Verminious being a Swedish mixture of both obviously old-Morbid Angel and old-Slayer musically, I wouldn´t subscribe it with that big and screaming letters at all. To be honest, I can hardly find any of those influences out of their sound unless intensity and brutality aren´t the main reference points to Verminous´ relentless and rather evil sound?



Verminous have absolutely a good thing going on as far as IMPIOUS SACRILEGE is concerned musically. For those people who were already turning rocks upside down in the early ´80s for finding some of the best hidden gems from the worldwide underground metal scene back in the day, should find Verminous´ devilish ´Dethrash´ quite appealing and satisfaction level should be reached and guaranteed relatively easily even. Everything on IMPIOUS SACRILEGE sounds like the guys haven´t even considered to explore any new grounds for this type of extreme metal, but have decided to stick to the old-school Death/Thrash Metal thing by as tight and strong grip as possible. And they have done it with an uncompromising conviction and devotion ´coz it´s really hard to become convinced that IMPIOUS SACRILEGE is actually a 2003 release and not a release from the mid/late ´80s. Short, wicked and raw guitar riffs, whipping solos, twisted and possessed vocal harmonies, etc. it´s all been included into the old-school recipe of IMPIOUS SACRILEGE and such songs as “Spawn of Satan´s Curse”, “Chanting of Ghouls”, “Of Evil Blood” and “Verminous Fluids” all speak for massive volumes of a total dedication to the ancient sounds of death, decay and blasphemy.



Verminous is an unholy piece of Devil´s work... unholier than thou, suckers of a pitch-black darkness and unnamed evilness. Watch out for them as you will be the next one on their list!
Track Listing

01. Intro
02. Spawn of Satan´s Curse
03. Impious Genocide
04. Malevolent Effacement
05. Chanting of Ghouls
06. Salvation by Extermination
07. Of Evil Blood
08. Grotesque Visions
09. Rapt in Malignity
10. Verminous Fluids

Lineup

Germaniac – Vocals & guitar
Pelle – Guitar
Slimer Frödeberg – Bass
Agge – Drums

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