Infant Annihilator are a brutal technical deathcore band that have been getting a lot of attention in the blogosphere of late. While I’ve been following them closely, The Monolith has yet to write about them. It’s time to change that.
Their music ascribes to the form of being disgustingly heavy, and relishing in some of the more over the top elements of death metal. The lyrics are putrid filth, as evidenced by the song titles, but the band approach the music with their tongues firmly planted in cheek. No one is truly serious about raping infants; at least not people who willingly show their face in public, and the band know this – playing up the lyrical themes and sheer brutality of the album with aplomb.
As if it needed proving to people that they weren’t a band that took themselves too seriously, a while ago they released a music video for the track “Decapitation Fornication” which can be seen below. (Might be a little NSFW, there’s weird humping, but no actual nudity.)
Combine the ridiculous visage of the video, the song and the fact that their production company is titled “Fuck A Foetus Productions” and I hope you all realize that they are well and truly joking. Still, the video is entertaining and won them some virality and coverage. This was originally how I became aware of the band.
Since then we’ve all been waiting patiently for their debut album: The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution – to release. That day is upon us and the album can be bought via Total Deathcore’s bandcamp. The album is comprised of 16 tracks and costs $10 in a digital format and $20 if you want a physical copy. Act fast though, as according to the band’s Facebook page the physical is selling out fast!
The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution contains a lot of winning elements including insane drum blasts, brutally low vocals, enough breakdowns to shake a stick at (that have the tendency to actually be heavy more often than not) and a few spots of tasteful guitar noodling – definitely inspired by the Rings Of Saturn camp, but there’s distinctly less, to a point that it compliments the music, rather than detracts from it.
Infant Annihilator may not be everyone’s favourite band, but it’s certainly worth checking out, especially if you’re not normally fan of this kind of music. Stay tuned to The Monolith to read a full review in a full days.