Gomorrah hails from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Originally a black metal band, they decided to go in full-fronted death metal mode. Over the years, they have been pushing the boundaries of the genre, something they continue to this day. The result is this massive, half-hour lasting nutcrushing album. It feels like being assaulted by piercing objects from every possible direction. This is definitely not a safe album.
The album opens with 'Imperial', a harsh piece of metallic industrial noise, or something like that. Although this is only an intro, it immediately grabs you by whatever you don't like to be grabbed by. It's eerie, haunting and damn twisted and it's only an intro. What follows is even deadlier, like Cannibal Corpse meets Treponem Pal. When 'Nine Kings Of Sulphur finally breaks through in brutal death metal tradition, you're already shocked and awed.
What makes this album so unique is it's complexity and crushing intensity. There are a lot of passages that remind me of industrial metal and often I hear flashes of post-metal shining through. Even the most traditional death metal song, 'Carcosa', goes deeper than most ones in this genre do. This one doesn't just grabs and crushes you, it also slowly rips pieces of flesh from your benumbed body.
'Dismantling The Throne' raises the level on insanity, which has already been quite high in the first place. Here the term 'blackened' is accepted, both in riffage and vocals. Or maybe 'Crowns Of Flesh' is the sickest song. Or perhaps 'Venom And Rapture' is. You can damn well bang your head into a bleeding pulp with this one, that's for sure. This whole album is a deranged beast, gnawing on your intestines.