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Review: Fetid Zombie - Vomiting in the Baptismal Pool
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Vomiting in the Baptismal Pool

Label: Metalhit.com
Year released: 2010
Duration: 31:44
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: August 31, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Vomiting in the Baptismal Pool

Rated 4/5 (80%) (8 Votes)
Review


It had been a couple of years since the last release by Fetid Zombie, the Abort the Messiah EP. With Vomiting in the Baptismal Blood, this one-man outfit hasn't wimped out a bit. Visceral gore-ish Death Metal is the name of the game here with song names that leave no room for interpretation. The music has a more thrashy vibe here and there, with some razor-sharp Thrash-style riffs zipping by the otherwise Death Metalesque onslaught.

I keep coming back to this album because it is surprisingly catchy and several songs have been stuck in my head since the first time I heard them – this doesn't mean it's suddenly pretty music, but the way sole member Mark Riddick has arranged things this time around, be it vocals or music, it just sticks in your head. The vocals are a mix of sick growls and harsh but kind of clean and intelligible vocals that nonetheless unequivocally convey the spite. When the music doesn't sound like a bulldozer on a path of destruction, a sick disturbing atmosphere carries a similar effect. It's been a while since I gave Fetid Zombie's earlier material an attentive listen, but this is probably the best yet. Good stuff.

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