Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons of the Devouring Dead (WAKE UP)

Okay, everyone, it’s time to wake the hell upGet up! Out of your beds! Out of work! Stop whatever you’re doing right the hell now and listen to some death metal crud. I just wanted something I didn’t have to think about today. I’ve been doing too much thinking, and that can lead to bad things and places. This place is one of those place, so too late for you, but since we’re all here let’s filth it up some more, eh? We’re not going to start with anything deep this week, nothing that requires more than an open ear. For today we have Cadaveric Incubator, a band whose name I’m still trying to understand. Is this a womb reference? Is it a tomb reference? I’m not sure, it could be either? Or neither. I swear I’ll stop these rhymes soon, and in addition to that I just realized I was thinking again, so let’s get right into Sermons of the Devouring Dead.


You look at the cover and you know. It was filthily created by Tommi Grönqvist, primary member of Finnish death metal act Desecresy, who you’ve probably never heard of. And that’s how we like it. For Sermons of the Devouring Dead, you look at that image of skeletons devouring body parts in ghoul-fashion on some upside-down cross altar, as though drawn by the hand of an 8-year-old who’s death-obsessed, and you know it’s awesome for that (Tommi I love it is what I’m saying). Musically, the image matches. This stuff is primal, immature, and crude. There have been several darker and more grotesque, in terms of sound, death metal bands making headway in the past two years, including the vastly overrated Undergang, but there are only a few you should really listen to. Here’s one to add to the list. Cadaveric Incubator are part of the new Finnish vanguard in death metal, though the sound is largely an updated, yet still crude, 1980s proto-grind mash. I’d drop an early-Carcass reference but, oh whoops, there it is. The vocals mix depth with shriek, the riffs spin around and pass out from their own noxious fumes, etc. The great thing is you can pretty much listen to this on repeat and never tire of it, which is a feat in itself for this kind of music. But if you think you’re going to find anything new, not going to happen. This is modern, crude death metal without the usual banality. Bands can keep it at this level and probably never fail, possibly for the rest of our lives, but they’re certainly not surprising anyone.


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Written by Stanley Stepanic

Cadaveric Incubator: Sermons of the Devouring Dead
Hells Headbangers Records
4.1 / 5