Contaminated/Kutabare – Death Sick/Funeral Erection – Split (Review)

Contaminated - SplitContaminated and Kutabare are both Australian death metal bands and they have teamed up for this split.

This is a split between two bands that sew elements of grindcore into death metal’s rotting corpse. Continue reading “Contaminated/Kutabare – Death Sick/Funeral Erection – Split (Review)”

Interview with Contaminated

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Australian dark death metallers Contaminated are about to unleash their debut album on the world, and what a beast it is. Final Man contains 34 minutes of pestilent, disgustingly ugly death metal, the likes of which you rarely find these days.

Rotting aesthetics aside, the band have obviously got a talent for their death metal songwriting too, as the album is full of thick, weighty slabs of brutality and darkness, all presented to the listener in ripe, virulent, plague-ridden promise. Contaminated are well worth braving sickness for.

So put on your protective gear and get stuck in – Contaminated are waiting for you… Continue reading “Interview with Contaminated”

Contaminated – Pestilential Decay (Review)

ContaminatedContaminated are a Death Metal band from Australia and this is their first release.

This is ugly, noisy Death Metal that lies somewhere between the Swedish Death Metal style and Incantation-worship. Like gathering Blackened clouds on an otherwise fresh and clear horizon, Contaminated come to ruin your day.

The vocals are so deep it’s almost painful. The vocalist has a powerful growl that seems to be all encompassing when he is doing it, like an endless maw opening up to swallow all life.

The music is brutal and heavy, but not without elements of atmosphere or the odd bit of melody. The tracks rumble along seemingly pushed by the depthless growls to their conclusion. The band can blast as good as any but it’s the more mid paced and Doomy Incantation-style parts that really hit the spot.

The sound is primitive and Crusty, as one might expect from the d├ębut demo of a band, but it doesn’t hinder them in their relentless march forwards.

Enjoyable Death Metal – let’s see what they do next.