Friday, 4 September 2015

Venom Prison - 'The Primal Chaos' EP (Review)

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 18/09/2015
Label: Soaked in Torment Records



This is a nasty little EP from the South Wales mob- “Babylon The Whore” showing you what they are all about in its three and a bit minutes. Noise, blasts, grooves, feral production- it's all here.  This is a fine EP and if you have any interest in death, grind, hardcore, crust or any mixing of any of those sub-genres... you should hear this.


‘The Primal Chaos’ EP 7inch//DD track listing

1). Babylon The Whore
2). Daemon Vulgaris
3). Narcotic
4). The Primal Chaos


Venom Prison is:

Larissa Stupar
Ash Gray
Joe Sheehy
Ben Thomas
Mike Jefferies

The Review:

If you are looking for a short, sharp shock of death metal mixed with a hardcore sensibility, Venom Prison have you covered. This is a nasty little EP from the South Wales mob- “Babylon The Whore” showing you what they are all about in its three and a bit minutes. Noise, blasts, grooves, feral production- it's all here.

Daemon Vulgaris” continues in the same vein- lots of off kilter grooves and a bassy tone throughout. “Narcotic” is a very punky affair- it wouldn't be out of place on any good crust album- or even a Raging Speedhorn record. The title track has an excellent riff to kick things off with, and then proceeds to blast darkly into deathly territory.

The band mix the genres very well indeed- never sounding like too much of anything (you won't mistake them for Bolt Thrower, or Morbid Angel, or Hellbastard, or Napalm death etc etc etc) and this gives them their own identity and the ability to keep things interesting. This is a fine EP and if you have any interest in death, grind, hardcore, crust or any mixing of any of those sub-genres... you should hear this.


‘The Primal Chaos’ is available here

FFO: Carcass, Arkangel, Incantation, Skinfather, Vader, Homewrecker, Morbid Angel

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