Triumvir Foul – Urine of Abomination

Band: Triumvir Foul
Title: Urine of Abomination
Label: Vrasubatlat (MC) / Invictus Productions (CD, LP-Europe) / 20 Buck Spin (CD, LP-North America)
Release Date: 29 March 2019
Country: United States
Format reviewed: Digital promo

Death metal was my first love when it comes to heavy metal. I started with melodic death metal, but after a while, I was blasting bands like Suffocation or Katalepsy. Since then I moved to listening mainly black metal and doom, but every now and then I come across a release that reminds me why I fell in love with the genre in the first place: violence. It’s cathartic and helps me keep my cool whenever I have an awful day. Well, if you could take death metal, boil it down to it’s core, then take it and dip it in piss and darkness and let it rot you would get Triumvir Foul.

The band was vomited forth in this plane of existence in 2014, in Portland, Oregon. The two members play in most of the projects signed to Vrasubatlat and a few other bands, like Ash Borer. They released two full lengths, both vile and deafening, and “Urine of Abomination” is their first EP.

The EP contains only four tracks, adding up to no more than 16 minutes, but by the end of it you will feel like ages passed while you were trapped in crypt that reeks of death. By no means is this short offering easy to digest. They make up for the shortness with unparalleled ferocity and brutality. The first song I opens with a wall of harsh noise and after a few moments, a storm of bestiality ensues that lasts until the last seconds of the last track, IV, when it goes back to the same abrasive noise like in the beginning.

This EP is devoid of riffs, hooks or melody , but it does not lack in claustrophobic atmosphere. From second one you will get a sensation of being chocked by the embodiment of terror while being unable to fight back. It looks you straight in the eyes and it grins as your last sparks of life are snuffed forever and another corpse is added to the pile. These four songs embody depravity, massacre, profanity, hedonism and debauchery. All this is accompanied by a fitting bestial metal infused death sound. The vocals are also a key part, as they sound like all hell is loose and the demons sing hymns of joy.

It’s true, this effort might be short, however, Triumvir Foul will snap your neck and feed you to the beast, you will be digested, shitted and still you will beg for more. 8/10, Metal Gentleman

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