Death Whore – s/t

Just imagining death metal and hardcore coming together sounds like something that should be much more widespread I feel. It’s a fusion with virtually unending potential given both styles can gel so easily with each other if done properly, but it’s really something I’ve never heard to my knowledge. It’s possible I’ve heard it before, but it never left a lasting impact or impression. With Death Whore’s debut, though, they left nothing but an impact.

I can definitely see someone imagining death metal brought together with hardcore sounding like a mess if you pick the worst elements to bring together especially when you can’t pull off one well, but absolutely everything that Death Whore brought forth here for their eponymous debut EP is done magnificently well on a level that’s damn near jaw-dropping. There’s true power in every ounce that’s laid down here, and Death Whore capitalizes on every moment of it as the EP can trudge along with lumbering intensity just as much as it can devastate with unbridled fury. This is very much the creation of people that wanted to create something uncompromisingly vicious, caustic to a great degree, and quite claustrophobic as every second of this work contains all of that and so much more that’s done so right that it’s hard to argue against this debut being a resounding success on all fronts! If there was ever an album that could show to us the potential of such a combination, it is undoubtedly this one. Death Whore have set the bar for any other possible future iterations quite high, and the same goes without saying for any material they’re to put out later down the road as everything about this EP comes together far too well. The people behind this act have been occupied in other projects before, and that knowledge they’ve brought together for something really interesting here. And it shows with amazing results!

The standard has been set instantly with this debut, and Death Whore will surely have a lot to live up to on any future releases as everything that they could’ve done to make this album engaging, bewildering, and visceral in every fashion was done gloriously here with very little exceptions to that rule. Such a debut like this should go unheralded or unheard, and I do hope such a sound gains the traction it clearly deserves.

LISTEN to “Death Whore” on Bandcamp here.

LIKE Death Whore on Facebook here.

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