Review by Carl on July 6, 2023.
What a name! VomitVulva! Just reading or hearing that moniker, you just know right away what this is going to sound like. And you also know that it is not going to be pretty, that's for sure too.
The boys in BarfBox play in the same ballpark as other gentle souls like Necroholocaust, Conqueror/Revenge and Archgoat. Elements of those named here are all present in the band's sound: battering blasting ferocity, downtuned tremelo picked savagery and some truly menacing vomitous vocalisation. Melody is not on the table, hatefilled aural barbarity all the more. There are somewhat slower parts present, but these are of a pummeling nature, acting more as a mencing touch than a resting point between the sonic holocaust that is ChunderCunt's sound. Original this ain't by a long shot, but I simply have a soft spot for acts like this who put their focus on blunt force trauma, devoid of pomp and niceties. In other words: yum, yum, gimme some!
The production fits the music like a rubber glove about to go up your arse. It's raw and unpolished, yet sounds powerful and crushing throughout, even if the percussion could've been just that bit more up front in the mix. There are no frills in any way, and the production, just like the music itself, simply has only one goal and that is to rip the casual listener's head clean off, in which it definitely succeeds. This platter of perverse pleasure oozes unhinged barbaric menace, and should be able to satisfy any hoodie wearing, sunglasses bearing beefcake baldie into the style.
This debut full length offering by PukePuss is certainly worth the effort if you're into the style. It may not bring anything new to the table (for which I am extremely grateful!), but the power and aggression this album oozes from every groove makes this one you can not afford to miss if you're into the style.
Rating: 8 out of 10585