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Cancerous Womb – It Came To This

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , on 14th July 2016 by Paul Macmillan

Cancerous Womb
It Came To This
Released July 5th 2016
Death metal
Released via Rising Nemesis Records

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So, the third of my three death metal reviews this week, and in my opinion, the best has been saved for last. Cancerous Womb have recently been through a bit of a shake-up, parting ways with original vocalist Chris Lewis, but this doesn’t seem to have slowed them down. They have been very active both at home in the UK and across the rest of the world, and returned to the land of recorded works with an absolute beast of a new sound.

As was subtly hinted at on their debut long-player, Born Of A Cancerous Womb, this is a band with a will to deconstruct, then reassemble, the tropes of modern DM. The difference here is that they have fully flung open the floodgates of restraint and just gone for it. Welcoming in the memorable hooks of thrash, alongside some mind-boggling grind, they have ditched any concept of genre defined song structure, and it has resulted in a collection of attention grabbing numbers, which crash through the headphones all too quickly.

There is a sense of the tongue-in-cheek to some of the passages, which makes them stick in the mind even more, but that may not be as apparent to non-musicians. Regardless, they are highly enjoyable purely as musical moments. Some are simple and powerful. Some are furious and intricate. Every second is gold.

If you are intrigued by the concept of Suffocation/Nile DM riffs meeting the jangle of Mastodon, the chaos of Pig Destroyer, and a scattering of evil thrash – handed out with complete disregard for expectations, and a little indefinable something else – this is an EP you really need to cram into your lugholes. Short and sweet. And sour. Bring on the album!

4.5/5

Paul Macmillan

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Cancerous Womb – Born of a Cancerous Womb

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , on 25th February 2014 by mariadodarmata

Cancerous Womb
Born of a Cancerous Womb
Released February 24th, 2014
Grindcore
Released via: Grindscene Records

Today I’m reviewing Cancerous Womb‘s Born of a Cancerous Womb (which has a song called Born of a Cancerous Womb in it)  and just by now I’ve had enough alliterations, thank you.

As it can be expected from the song titles (Up to my Nuts in Guts, Grind Tear & Slice, Torn from Gunt to Cunt…) and my quick metal archives research, the song lyrics revolve around guts, sexual assault, gore, death and other slightly revolting themes, like paedophiles – was one of the members a Lost Prophets fan?. The lyrics are plagued with graphic descriptions of cutting someone open and moving gigantic fat flaps, masturbating to little children and even makes a reference to those news of this woman in Austria trapped in her fathers basement having his incest kids, meaning: what you would expect. I do have to give them mega-props for using the line “more chins than a Chinese phone book” in one of the songs. I laughed so hard I freaked out the people around me.

Music wise this was far more melodic than I expected to be. The larger part of the “gory”  bands I’ve listened to lately lack all sense of melody. The less melody the bigger your testicles, right? But Cancerus Womb achieves a sound almost (if I may say) Terrorizer sounding: just the right amount of melody in there to make the music worth listening to. I have no issues with comparing these guys to such music giants.

Even though I lost the taste for this kind of music years ago, today I find myself recovering my mix CD’s and listening to those senseless 24 second songs about chainsaw murderers. Cancerous Womb made a more than decent album, worth listening to, with lyrics that may go around the predictable but still fun to listen to.

4/5

María Mata