What has seemed like a quick ascent from the independent self-release of their own EP to a deal with Century Media Records and landing opening slots on an tours featuring death metal’s most recognizable names has actually been much time spent in preparation, intense wood-chopping and the sculpting of, and dedication to, craft. The buzz surrounding Portland’s Vitriol is as growing as it is deserved. Unlike most new bands these days, the recently-expanded quartet turned the microscope onto themselves and their art as opposed to putting popularity, acceptance, and numbers of likes and followers in their crosshairs.

The result is To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice, a stunningly powerful and heartfelt explosion of death metal that works flashes of the member’s identities into a base provided by Morbid AngelHate EternalNile and Suffocation.

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