The Eating Cave – Ingurgitate (Review)

The Eating Cave - IngurgitateThis is the debut album from US death metallers The Eating Cave.

Taking influence from a mix of bands such as Archspire, Origin, Beneath the Massacre, The Faceless, and Infant Annihilator, The Eating Cave spend 39 minutes terrorising, battering, and demoralising the listener with the sort of punishment that is as well-delivered as it is startlingly brutal.

Ingurgitate is a tech death monster that’s consumed enough deathcore to give itself a thoroughly serrated edge of modern extremity. There is a blackened influence that can be heard in places too, although this isn’t a huge part of The Eating Cave’s sound.

The Eating Cave offer up savage brutality and modern heaviness, presented with technical flourishes. The programmed drums provide an inhuman backbone, while occasional electronic enhancements flesh out the intense music here and there. The guitars are heavy and murderous, while the demonic vocals snarl, growl, and scream their way through the brutal material.

The Eating Cave are primarily interested in smashing your skull in and tearing off your skin, and they do this with mechanically-augmented brutality that’s enjoyably abrasive and harsh. Snippets of occasional melody do appear here and there, but for the most part this is death metal focused on destruction and carnage.

Ingurgitate is brutal, horrible stuff. Way more extreme than what many of their peers are up to these days, Ingurgitate demands your attention with relentless punches to the head. It’s harsh, ugly, merciless, and demanding, but very good indeed.

If you’re a fan of the modern school of mayhem and carnage, then look no further than this beast of an album.

Very highly recommended.

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