Country: Germany
Title: Prenatal Suicide
Label: Independent
Year: 2017
Style: Melodic Black Metal

This combination between an independently and digitally released album, the band's awkward name and the fact that you're dealing with a one man band in the current state of our scene where literally anyone can record and release an album without any deep knowledge of an instrument or anything else for that matter, is a bit worrysome, but fortunately what we get here is a really good surprise. Buried in a Womb is a new name on the German Black Metal scene and here we get its debut album which features 8 tracks delivered in a bit over half an hour of playing time, the perfect timing for a good music to satisfy your curiosity and at the same time make you crave for more. This is exactly what happens here, we get a very complex type of Melodic Black Metal influenced by Death Metal, Thrash Metal at times and even Doom Metal here and there but still maintaining an intense, fast-paced rhythm throughout. The fine balance between aggression and complexity give these 8 compositions a well-deserved flavor, and the fact that you never know what to expect next is even more enticing, some Thrash Death inserts sound so out of case here but at the same time so well blended and natural sounding that you won't believe your ears, and when the brutality reaches its peaks it makes you mad you're not going to experience these tracks live, at least not for the moment. The guitar work is way above standard in both complexity and composition, the drums although programmed are not annoying at all, the occasional keyboards are only there to enhance the atmosphere and not to attract attention on their lines, and the vocal part is abrasive, dominant and comprehensive at the same time, with plenty of versatility to stay interesting and even add plus value to the whole. As a conclusion this debut album from Buried in a Womb is way above what I was expecting, such a good surprise, be sure to check it out!
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 9/10