It’s spring break and once again you do not have any plans. Jim from Accounting invites you and some other coworkers to a weekend getaway at some popular beach somewhere. You agree to tag along because you think you need to get out more and be more sociable. You will soon, unsurprisingly, regret your decision. Continue Reading
Denver noise act Many Blessings – the solo effort of Primitive Man/Vermin Womb‘s Ethan McCarthy – has released its debut, full-length recording. Titled Ripe Earth, the new album features seven tracks of cold, harsh and disheartening sound that is a perfect listen for the casual misanthrope. Stream the record in full after the break. Continue Reading
Brain Pick is a monthly podcast in which Marc Bourgon (Greber, Cancelled, Fuck the Facts, etc) speaks to musicians, and people in the industry, about their creative process.
This month I journey to the depths of riff with my good pal Ethan McCarthy (Vermin Womb, Primitive Man) We talk about using what technical ability you have, finding your sound, doom and other NAMASTE related jams. Check it out.
Denver experimental noise project Many Blessings – the solo efforts of Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb – has released a new EP via Bandcamp. The new effort, titled How Very Much I Loved You, features two new tracks of unsettling soundscapes that delight fans of Merzbow, Wolf Eyes of Nurse With Wound. Check out the release after the break.
For whatever my opinion is worth (which probably isn’t much), I think this year has been quite an incredible one for heavy music. Some long-awaited returns, some exceptional grind, some progressive masterpieces, and some pretty substantial EPs, to say the least. Here are my top 20 picks for the best releases of 2016.
As with every other music blog or publication, we at Svbterranean are obligated to give you our silly opinions on what were the top albums of the year. I could list every single release I enjoyed this year, but I am limited on patience and writing ability. So, I was able to narrow it down to a modest 30. These are records that, not limited to just metal and hardcore either, that stuck with me long after the initial listen. Feel free to peruse the list below and tell me how my opinion is bullshit, because I will probably agree with you.
If Vermin Womb’s goal was to release the most vicious and disgusting album of the year, they’ve achieved it. The Colorado grind/death metal trio, formerly known as Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, offer up a frantic slab of intense, dissonant hostility on their debut LP, Decline, which is out tomorrow (October 28) through Translation Loss. Featuring vocalist/guitarist Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man, Withered), bassist Zach Harlan and drummer JP Damron, Vermin Womb follow up their 2014 EP, Permanence, with 10 chaotic tracks that are angrier, darker and even more despondent and nihilistic than their predecessors. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, McCarthy took some time out while on tour to discuss the band’s inception following the dissolution of CTTTOAFF, as well as Vermin Womb’s genre-defying sound, the personal lyrical themes on Decline, and more. Continue Reading
Colorado’s grind/death metal trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) are offering up a full stream of their new album, Decline, via Noisey. Out October 28 through Translation Loss, the LP is an onslaught of frantic, grimy extreme metal hostility, featuring sludgy grooves and murky black metal tones. Continue Reading
Denver grind trio Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire quietly dissolved after the release of their 2011 Visceral EP and subsequent split with France’s Nesseria. Those short, but certainly not sweet releases showed the band stripping away the bulk of their spastic flair in favor of more grotesque, disemboweling dissonance and brooding atmosphere. They arguably featured some of the hardest hitting material the band had ever produced, which made their eventual disbandment somewhat bittersweet. Although the CTTTOAFF crew went on to do other things, most notably Primitive Man, it was the love of grind that brought two-thirds of the band back together. Thus, Vermin Womb was born.
Denver grind trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut LP, Decline, at Invisible Oranges. The track in question is the album’s closing number, “Cancer”, which unleashes a flurry of grimy, grotesque grind insanity before slowing to a undeniably destructive groove. The track also features guest vocals from Eli Wendler of Spectral Voice. Check it out after the break.
Decline will be released on October 28 via Translation Loss and Throatruiner (Europe)
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found after the break.