Transmundane is a one-man Death/Doom/Prog Metal band Toronto founded by Ben Blue, and Vehement Vol. 1 is his first EP.
This short release is a blast of stinking, fuzzed-up Death Metal mixed with Prog and Doom, but also experimental and groovy stuff. It hits like a truck and then reverses over you again and again.
With a gloriously filthy sound, Vehement Vol. 1 vomits forth from the speakers like it’s riding on a sea of plagued sewage water.
25-odd all-too-brief minutes of this gloriously nasty Death Metal is all we get. Well, Ben uses the time wisely, and across six songs blast, rip, tear, and groove everything he can get their claws into. It’s majestically nasty and sounds as if Entombed got possessed by a horde of bloodthirsty daemons and went on a rampage.
It’s hard not to fall in love with something like this. It’s so short and barbed that you can’t help just wanting to listen to it again and again.
Oh yeah; the songs. They’re really damn good. And yeah; it’s got a great, dirty recording too. My biggest issue with the recording are the sound of drums (which are programmed, I believe). Anyway, all that really matters is how much this absolutely rocks the shit out of the Death and Prog Metal styles.