This is the pinnacle of brutal death metal. It's about as good as it gets. Suffocation may have found the sound, but this is without a doubt one of the best metal records of all time. Songwriting is ridiculous. Almost as if you were to hear what he is screaming, surprisingly better than most of Brutal Death Metal lyrics. Lord Worm is/was an English teacher anyway, so well-written lyrics all over this album.
The Exorcist III sample might be one of the Death Metal most iconic samples. Then None So Vile starts, brutally, relentlessly, unreasonably fast and disgusting. Lord Worm's vocals are my favorite in Metal, but even if you don't like them, you gotta acknowledge how good they are. Drums are stupidly out of this world. Riffs are so good you forget this record would push you to the ground and eat your flesh. Just check out Phobophile, all this is present there, with a great/iconic piano intro.
None So Vile marks a spot so high on BDM mountain, I doubt any band ever will climb that high. My favorite tracks: Crown Of Thorns, Phobophile, Slit Your Gut, Benedictine Convulsions.
Well, you got "Fuck Off the Melodic Black Metal" on one hand, and then you god a combination of black metal, melodic black metal and some grind moments for some moment. Altho a lot of DM sounds boring and bland nowadays, because of how repetitive it is, same thing with BM, I was losing interest in Metal in general. This album is always a consideration for me, when I think Metal has gone too boring for me.
it isn't as good as their next albums, which are good Brutal Deathgrind that I'm into, but on itself is a fascinating album. Carrying too much melody and beauty while being a gruesome Black Metal record. I didn't know I had liked this sound until I heard of this album. It blends coldness and loneliness of Black Metal, with ruthlessness and energy of deathgrind, all while containing a sound sound and meh-to-good songwriting.