The stunning debut full-length by this Australian band. Hailing from Sydney, Horrisonous formed in late 2015 and comprise a handful of hardened members of the local underground scene, including past or current members of such acts as Temple Nightside, Backyard Mortuary, The Slow Death, Illimitable Dolor and Pestilential Shadows among others. Not surprisingly, Horrisonous deliver aural slime, decay and misery by means of the ageless brand of Death Metal that’s equally ponderous, crushing and fervent, enhanced with slithering tempos and influenced by the likes of Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Autopsy, Death, early Paradise Lost, Celtic Frost, Carcass, Dismember and Incantation. They proved it on their debut EP, “The Plague Doctors”, in 2016 and they proved it with the Asphyx and Celtic Frost covers comprising the follow-up “The Plague Doctors B-sides” EP two years later, and they fully prove it with their debut full-length, “A Culinary Cacophony”. A cursory glance at some of the album’s song titles (“Crispy Chunks of the Obese”, “Nourishment Through Excrement”, “Number of the Feast”…) and one could potentially assume Horrisonous are a hokey gore band. While their noses are no doubt in tune with life’s foulest recesses, Horrisonous are deadly serious about their juggernauting Death Metal. Requisitely filthy as any Memento Mori release, “A Culinary Cacophony” digs deeply into the doom and serves up serious helpings of up-tempo gallop and blast. It’s a world-eating sound that evokes a creepiness quite at odds with such otherwise tongue-in-cheek titles, but only Horrisonous know the methods to their madness… Brazenly adorned with garishly gruesome cover art courtesy of Rod Scott, Horrisonous offer a symphony of sickness with “A Culinary Cacophony”!
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