Cassette · (Caligari Records)


Tomb Absolute is the debut recording of Oakland's NEGATIVE VORTEX, a quartet bent on bringing back the old sounds of death and offering tribute to the ancient gods of '90s metal. This pro-tape includes four songs of turgid arrangements, guttural emissions and caveman drumming. Think of the primitive parameters in which death metal was born and thrived; technique took a backseat while deviant ideas and youthful enthusiasm was enough to launch a new metal subgenre. Starting up with that concept, NEGATIVE VORTEX offer up a raw concoction that is pure viscerae and deafening power. Here thick riffs conflict and surge like a malicious force that resists receding, drums batter frenetically underneath and menacing vocals threaten to swallow it all.

Limited to 200 copies.

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