Having two of Italy’s most known brutal duo in Max (ex-Vomit the Soul and ex-Septycal Gorge) and Davide “BrutalDave” Billia (Beheaded, Hour of Penance, Septycal Gorge and ex-Putridity) Xenomorphic Contamination has been a band to watch out for in 2016. With their full-length debut Colonized from the Inside, that came out in April, their apocalyptic alien project has finally unleashed (with wicked artwork to boot).
As you probably guessed by the bands name the lyrical theme in the album is aliens. Together with the concept from the album cover Colonized from the Inside creates a sci-fi feeling even before you start listening to it. Once you put the music on you’re in for a ride, of alien kind. Starting off like an Alien movie with soundeffects Transformers style you get sucked right into the hellish world of the Great Devourer. The riffs are crushing and growls very deep and guttural, no high tones here just straight up brutal, just like it should be within the genre.
I’ve always loved myself some brutal sci-fi and Xenomorphic Contamination gives me just the perfect dose of that. The whole package, from lyrics, mixing, vocals, instrumentals and artwork are really well made and you would do best not to miss this one out. What did you expect though from two heavy hitters like Max and Davide? Oh and as a bonus the band has a handmade sculpture for sale on their store that looks like the character on the cover. How cool is that!?
For fans of: Analepsy and Infecting the Swarm
Favorite song: Onset of Infection