The course of death metal in unending this year. Track after track, album after album brutality is here to stay for the time being. And who doesn’t want another heaping dose of filth? Enter Vulnere and their deadly cocktail of death metal.
The Portland, OR unit has been around for a bit of time now. Forming in 2017, Vulnere has set out to craft mid-2000s to 2010’s era death metal with brutal and tech-grind elements, as the band is strongly influenced by bands of these genres. Think bands like Cephalic Carnage, Cryptopsy (not deathcore-era, and yeah obviously a band way before the 2010s), a helping of Circle of Dead Children, maybe some early Aborted. Vulnere pull from all over the place. And we are here with their latest track from the upcoming Igneous.
“Course of the Sirens” begins melodically enough. Some whispers make it almost gentle until that snare cues the carnage. Immediately the guitar work is a big stand out. The complex, riffs are both dizzying and hypnotic, shifting all over the place. The tech influence is a real standout here. The track does breakdown briefly but it picks itself back up immediately and blasts through the rest of the song. It all goes very quickly and demands a few more listens.
A quote from guitarist Mike Ashton
"One of the first tracks as the band came together, this song is brief but bludgeoning, harkening back to the band's brutal death metal roots. Blistering guitar work highlighted by unrelenting drumming and vocal attack, this song is a depth charge, sure to make a splash."
The lyrics tell the story of a ship overtaken by sirens. And it is actually pretty cool. The visuals and grainy quality have a nice VHS quality to them that harkens back to films like The Ghost Galleon of The Blind Dead franchise. And considering the lyrics, it only adds to the experience.
Igneous is set for a late October release. Further information on that can be found below.