Corona De Epidemia
Review by Carl on January 9, 2021.
At the time of writing (March 2020), I'm in isolation in my house because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No joke. To keep myself busy, I'm filling my days with writing reviews and playing albums from my collection that I haven't heard in quite a while. It was while scanning the shelves for what to put on next that I noticed this Morbosidad cd titled Corona De Epidemia. How delightfully appropriate.
These past years have seen members of Oath of Cruelty, P.L.F., Obeisance and Blaspherian (among many others) passing through the ranks but I haven't got the idea that had much of an impact on the sound. Morbosidad still churn out fast and barbaric black/death metal that doesn't dabble in melody or technicality a whole lot and right so. This stuff is not for the weak of heart and must sound like the sonic equivalent of finding a pissed off feral racoon in your garbage can. Dangerous, filthy and sick. The band is charging ahead at high velocity most of the time, with only now and then stepping on the brakes. And in the middle of the ongoing sonic obliteration there's vocalist Thomas Stench, barking his profane hatred for all that is holy like a raging lunatic. The band charge ahead in the tradition of Black Witchery, Necroholocaust and Trench Warfare and they do it with gusto. Just like they've been doing for years.
It's everything you've come to expect from Morbosidad, savage metal with blasphemous lyrics played with huge amounts of violent determination. But the thing is that you can say that about any other of their releases and maybe that's the reason why this particular one doesn't spark me as much as their earlier work. This is by no means a bad album, it's got everything I wanna hear from this infernal horde but perhaps I just got used to the intensity of their attack.
I guess it's one of those albums to put on when you've got nothing special to do and have gotten tired of your usual listening habits. Like when you're in quarantine and aren't allowed to leave the house, for instance.
Rating: 7 out of 10220