Wombbath where a band from Sweden that played Swedish style death metal and this is a review of their 1993 album "Internal Caustic Torments" which was re-issued by Pulverised Records in the year of 2013 and also contains 1992 demo's and 7 inches "Brutal Might's" and "Several Shapes" as well as a bonus re-recorded track.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming along with some brutal blast beats, while the synths which are only used as an intro as well as a sound effect in certain songs bring a very dark sound to the album, as for the bass guitars it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording and back then it was produced a lot better than most death metal albums where back then.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast death metal guitar riffs that where very heavy for their along with some melody and primitive elements as well as not being the typical Swedish death metal sound and you can also hear some elements of thrash in the demo songs and on the intro of the 7 inch there are some soft and clean guitars being utilized, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads that where heavily influenced by the Florida death metal scene of the time.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls but there are some high pitched screams being utilized in certain sections of the album, while the lyrics cover darkness, death and gore themes, as for the production it had a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for the time it was recorded and released and if you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording while also retaining a primitive sound, but the demo's do have a slightly more raw feeling and a couple of the songs where re-recorded for the full length album.
In my opinion Wombaath where a very great sounding 90's death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Intestinal Bleeding" "Performed In Depth" "Several Shapes" and "Corporal Punishment". RECOMMENDED BUY.