There’s a ferocious purity to Infesticide’s upcoming new album Envenoming Wounds. Latin America countries have always had a special place in metal’s geography, and this three-piece are a reminder of Mexico’s unique status among them. Their music is like a rift in the genre’s history — Morbid Angel’s wiliness intertwined with Angelcorpse’s venom, Impiety’s attitude duking it out with Hate Eternal’s sweeping elemental scope. The final product has no pretension or self-consciousness, instead just bristling with spikes, leather, and straight black hair. It makes you miss the stark extremity of old, but take solace in the fact that it’s still getting made.
“The Phosophovore,” the new track from Infesticide, is a perfect statement on their lack of mercy, blitzkrieging directly into a crash of fire, lightning, and foam-flecked scowls. The band go the opposite route of the popular cavernous death metal trend, instead sounding sharp, up-front, and scalding to the touch. At the same time, the band don’t scorch their roots entirely, with a Slayer-as-fuck solo and drum solo in the middle to split up the constant pummel and give the listener room to headbang. Listeners can enjoy it in part because not everyone will be able to bob along to it; groove may be the order of the hour in the genre right now, but this shit is hecho en Mexico and not for the chill or puny.
Check out Infesticide’s “The Phosophovore” below:
Infesticide’s Envenoming Wounds comes out September 25th on Blood Harvest, and is available for preorder. Check out the cover and full tracklisting below:
- Envenoming Wounds
- The Phosophovore
- Magma Blood
- Perpetuating Madness
- Acid Lava (Instrumental)
- Stalwart, Poisonous and Burned
- Fathomless Steel
- Utter Darkness
- Ageless Storms (Instrumental)
Words by Chris Krovatin