For all its simplicity, slam is hard to fuse with other genres of extreme music. The straightforward formula of blastbeats, pig squeals, and muted riffs should be easy to blend with a range of other metal variants, yet most attempts to do so sound soulless. It’s sort of like eating a cheeseburger where the patty is replaced with a raw mushroom cap and the cheese is warm mayonnaise. Just…no.
Luckily, slam fiends and deathcore enthusiasts alike can safely blast the new Internal Organs External albumwith headbanging abandon. The Brutality of Tomorrow, out this Friday, delivers supreme slams with an electronic twist.
The solo project from Vince Otero emerged with a vengeance in 2020 with full-length debut Into the Depths, which quickly turned into a multi-album deal with Australian extreme metal label Vicious Instinct Records. While always savage, The Brutality of Tomorrow expands the Internal Organs External sound into something entirely new. The songwriting is more complex and execution more technical, creating a richer experience that’s sheer headbanging fun. What really makes the album stand out, however, are the electronic elements that channel the energy of EDM into ridiculous blasts. There are moments that wouldn’t be out of place at a rave, yet the slam soul is still very much present. Internal Organs External has been reborn as a cyborg, and I’m not complaining.
Stream the full album below and pre-order your copy on Bandcamp for the September 30th release.