Opening with torturous riffs and chaotic drumming as the soundtrack to John Doe’s diatribe against the socially-advocated hypocritical tolerance that suffuses the city of Fincher’s movie ‘Se7en’ says more than enough about what to expect from Belfast’s Zombified. The obvious brutality of this EP lies in the riffs and the dense compositions. There are nods in the direction of Cannibal Corpse and Autopsy and a few other noticeable death metal influences, but Zombified are able to put their own stamp on this EP. Though they may not be doing anything particularly ground-breaking, they have a guitar sound that’s comparable to a rusty chainsaw hacking its way through mutilated and mutated flesh and bone, every drum beat is like incessant hammer-blows to the skull, and the violently spewed vocals are glass-splattered puke. At one minute thirty five seconds. ‘Human Cull’ is a short burst of intense killing, a machine gun slaughtering line after line of the walking dead. ‘The Insidious Tragedy’ in particular manages to remain heavy and catchy, with some huge grooves underpinning the savagery. And the lead breaks throughout the EP are a mess, that is, the kind of mess that adds depth to this steaming pile of puke. And I mean that in a good way. ‘Backroom Eugenics’ is utterly grotesque: solid, enjoyable, and just plain fucked up.
Review by Jason Guest
1) An Introduction to the Human Disgrace
2) Limb After Limb
3) The Forgotten Art of Strangulation
4) Human Cull
5) The Insidious Tragedy
6) Murder Serpent
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"‘Backroom Eugenics’ is utterly grotesque: solid, enjoyable, and just plain fucked up."