Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

fredag 23 mars 2018


Artist: Blastomycosis
Released: 2015-05-01
Style: Brutal Death Metal
Runtime: 30:52

From Toronto, Ontario, Canada comes this crazy brutal death/slam outfit who currently have a couple releases under their belt, including this one and 2014's equally impressive The Putrid Smell Within. On 'Covered in Flies and Afterbirth' one of the most notable points to be made is the female vocalist Isabelle Tazbir who knocks the guttural vocal delivery out of the fucking park. She puts most male death vocalists to shame. Sadly Tazbir is no longer with the band and she didn't do the vocals on the earlier release The Putrid Smell Within.

Covered in Flies and Afterbirth is filled with humorous samples from The Simpsons (Battery Acid Ballcuzzi), Futurama (Amazon Crotch Rot) and even sports a line from Home Alone in the song Whore Vs. Brick with "Eat brick kid!" Blastomycosis are definitely putting this shit out with tongues firmly planted in cheek, or maybe in a corpses rotting asshole. Nevertheless this release is impressive high energy brutal death with sick bodily fluid and gore drenched inspired songs. Song titles like Cream Of Rotting Cunt, Bloodsoaked Fetus Fornication, Landfill Of Decomposing Sluts, Sandblasted Labia Reduction, just wincing at them but such awe inspiring and at the same time with a humorous not to be taken too seriously delivery.

Blastomycosis is in actuality a fungal infection of humans and other animals, especially cats and dogs, so kudos on the sick name reference. The musical delivery is serious as fuck and the band aren't messing around as they drop the mother load of brutal dirty jizz on the listener. It's a never ending barrage of riffs, time changes, breakdowns and blasts. The drumming by Dave Black on this is jaw-dropping. I'm sure he does an insane drum breakdown on almost every song with honorable mentions on Battery Acid Ballcuzzi, Meat Hooker, RxDp, Tsemen Tsunami and more. This album just blasts with an never ending purpose of brain pulverizing purpose. Not to mention, its been mastered at none other than the fucking ungodly Unisound Studios in Sweden by metal maestro extraordinaire Dan Swano (Edge Of Sanity) where such artists as Opeth, Marduk, Dissection, Dark Funeral, Incantation, Pestilence, Asyphx, and even punk artists such as Millencollin have been mastered.

Covered in Flies and Afterbirth was independently released in 2015 and then released on CDN Records in 2016. Visit CDN Records for a great selection of stuff including Blastomycosis where you can get this release for $10 or go to Blastomycosis Bandcamp page where you can digitally download it for a measly $5, or also purchase the CD for $10, plus pick up a Whore Vs. Brick shirt from the merch section. Brutal death like this with such heartfelt conviction and brutality deserves to thrive.


Isabelle Tazbir - Vocals
Tristan Biggar - Guitar
Colin Attlesey - Guitar
Peter Weinrauch - Bass
Dave Black - Drums

Label: CDN Records
Country: Canada



Owner of and writer for Twisted Minds. Combined his love for underground films, music and comics with writing in the 90's. Started tape trading the good stuff around that time when originals of Italian classics by Fulci, Argento, Deodato, Castellari and Margheriti were hard to find. Then came German gore by Ittenbach and Schnaas, Mondo movies and Japanese gore such as Guinea Pig and Men Behind The Sun. Written for Violent Maniacs Cage, Mortados Pages Of Filth, ZFE Films With Attitude, Severed Cinema, Goregasmic Cinema, Pophorror & Extreme Horror Cinema.