One of my favorite YouTube personalities has to be Ed “Infidel Amsterdam” Veter. Watching him, it just goes to show that people who listen to death metal and immerse themselves in the metal scene don’t always have to be close minded elitists. 9 times out of 10, you can ask a dude in an obscure death metal shirt about what he thinks of Suicide Silence and the answer would be something along the lines of “shit sucks, innit?” When asked of deathcore and the like, Inf simply said something along the lines of “it’s great that people like it, but it’s not for me. Who am I to say that this music is better than that?” I paraphrase of course, but the dude’s awesome. It pays to be respectful!
It was through Infidel Amsterdam when I first heard the Scottish brutal death metal band Cerebral Bore. What struck me odd about this band is that the brutal gutteral vocals are coming from female vocalist Som Pluijmers. If you didn’t know any better, you’d listen to Cerebral Bore and envision a big burly man. Som’s got more balls than most, that’s for sure.
So given this vessel of discovery, it’s only fitting that Infidel Amsterdam debuts the band’s new track ‘Horrendous Acts of Iniquity’ during one of his vlogs. You can listen to it above at around 4:35 if you’re strapped for time and want to cut to the chase. The track is as crushing as I’d have hoped for and expected from the band. I still can’t get over the source of that voice. Good lord!
The track will be available on iTunes as a digital single February 20th. Keep up with Cerebral Bore on Facebook for impending information on their upcoming sophomore record, due out this year on Earache Records.