ORCD 181) HUMAN CORPSE ABUSE / Xenoviscerum (CD)
Release Date : 7th October 2022 (In Store date 21st)
Rising like a foul gas from the reeking swamps of Virginia, the writhing, gore-soaked newborn known as HUMAN CORPSE ABUSE has delivered its first crushing volley in the form of Xenoviscerum, a 12-song album that both seamlessly and disgustingly merges the heaviest elements of goregrind, powerviolence, death metal, d-beat, and punk. Written and recorded in the basement studio of guitarist/bassist/vocalist Shelby Lermo (Vastum, Ulthar), Xenoviscerum receives an infusion of pummeling brutality in the form of drum performances by Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index, Lock Up), captured at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore by master engineer Kevin Bernsten. Weaving between themes of horrific, mutated creatures, mind-altering occultism, and Cronenbergian body horror as it careens from blasting, screeching grind to thunderous stomp to twisted guitar bombing and back, the album culminates in the pit-annihilating, mid-tempo march of “We Are All In Hell”, which features guest vocals from Nails frontman Todd Jones. Mastering comes via Greg Wilkinson at the legendary Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA, a fitting final flourish to one of the year’sugliest and most unique debuts.
Human Corpse Abuse’s sickening salvo Xenoviscerum will see release on October 7, 2022 via Caligari Records (tape), Selfmadegod Records (CD-Europe), and Obliteration Records (CD-Asia), as well as all digital outlets via Dark Descent records.
2. Cerulean Offal
3. Suckling at the Wheal
4. Tumor Eater
5. Endoparasitic Cranial Plasmoid
6. Convulsing Labyrinth of Flesh
7. Strangulation Ritual
8. Spiraling Teeth
11. Cryptoglossus (Gallery of Tongues)
12. We Are All In Hell
A writhing, gore-soaked newborn who rises like putrid gas from the fetid swamps of Virginia.
The guitarist/bassist/vocalist is Shelby Lermo who is also active in VASTUM and ULTHAR. Drums are Adam Jarvis who also plays with PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX, and LOCK UP.
Weaving in mutated creatures, mind-altering occultism, and Cronenbergian body-horror themes, the album blasts back and forth between blasts, squeaky grinds, thunderous stomps, and a bombardment of twisting guitar riffs. culminates in destroying the pit. Todd Jones of NAILS participates in guest vocals on the last song of the album, “We Are All In Hell”. Mastered by Greg Wilkinson at the legendary Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, the album deserves to be one of 2022’s ugliest and most unique debuts.
Asian distribution board from Obliteration Records. Limited to 500 copies.