Down to the heavy end of the scale today for Edinburgh’s Cancerous Womb. Five years in the making, the band had tested the water with their Austrian Basement EP and the response was very positive. As such, they’re bringing out their first full album – Born of a Cancerous Womb – on February 24th this year through both Grindscene Records & Rising Nemesis Records.
The band started as an idea to do an online-only project back in 2005. By 2006-7, the first few tracks were kicking around in the real (rather than virtual) world as rough outlines, riffs and titles. Feedback was positive from these rough works, so in late 2008, the band started to come together as a real entity. It is now a four-piece (Chris, Mike, Joe and Paul on vocals, guitar, bass and drums) and they’re preparing to shred your world into tiny pieces.
I’m lucky enough to have had an early listen to the new album and it is immense. If you’re into the likes of Dying Fetus, then you simply have to check these guys out. As well as some good songs, lovely grisly titles and quality musicianship, props must be given to the production team who’ve done a sterling job. Listen to this one with a decent pair of headphones on and you’ll be in another world. One of pain, torn flesh and dissolved internal organs but another world nonetheless.
The song titles are every bit as good as you’d expect from a bunch of slightly insane wannabe serial killers – up there with some of Cannibal Corpse‘s best in my opinion. “Up To My Nuts In Guts” from their EP has to be a favourite.
The first track to be released from the album is “Grind, Tear & Slice” which you can listen to for free on their bandcamp page and elsewhere. On the other hand, it’s embedded below. All you have to do is press the play button. Trust me – it’ll be worth the energy it takes to lift your decrepit finger and push down that mouse button.
Go on. Do it.