VOMITING CORPSES
“COMA: THE SPHERES OF INNOCENCE"
WARDEAD RECORDS

Originally released on INVASION RECORDS way back in 1995, the sole full length
album of Germany’s
VOMITING CORPSES has been reissued by the Death Metal
excavators at West Des Moines, Iowa’s
WARDEAD RECORDS. The original album
release from
INVASION RECORDS having only nine songs, WARDEAD RECORDS
decided to make this a win for everybody, including those who already have the original,
by adding 6 bonus tracks taken from
VOMITING CORPSES’ 1994 demo “COLD
BLOOD”.
VOMITING CORPSES was formed in 1988 and existed until 1995,
culminating with the original release of this album. The band has since reformed in 2007,
but has yet to release any official new material. Beside the aforementioned “COLD
BLOOD” demo, the band also had, previous to that, released “THE CALL” demo in
1991. Listening through this, several times by now, is like a trip down memory lane.  
You wanna talk  quintessential early 1990s Death Metal? This reissue of “COMA: THE
SPHERE OF INNOCENCE” is like an obscure time capsule, being opened almost 20
years later, reeking of the same putrefaction that was so fresh and enjoyable in those
hallowed days of Death Metal history. Some quickly obvious equivalences could be
made as early
SINISTER, ASPHYX, early GOREFEST, and early PENTAGRAM
(CHI), but essentially a description can be distilled down into the sound of Western
European Death Metal circa 1991, including those bands who either influenced that
sound or derived influence from it. As already being a fan of all of these acts, you can
interpolate my excitation upon hear this completely new (to my ears) recording, fresh
out of the casket! Very cool. A special treat especially in today’s age, with so many
bands imitating the past, but imitating it with picture perfect production jobs. The
“lower” production standards of 1994-1995 coming through clear as a bell and sending
shivers of reminiscence up my back. Also, as such was the case with so much of the
music coming from this geographical area at that time, the ominous atmosphere coupled
with the muddy production (especially this can be heard on the bonus tracks from the
“COLD BLOOD” demo), really took me over the top. Remember the sound of the early
Doom / Death Metal bands like
DERKETA, and the slower parts of ASPHYX,
SINISTER, SWASIFIX, early MY DYING BRIDE and early PARADISE LOST?
That cryptic stench that’s almost auditory. One of the aspects of Death Metal I love the
most is the propensity for this type of “incidental” atmosphere and these guys just nail
it! While not being a landmark or a “lost classic” type of album. A “LEFT HAND
PATH”, a “SUMERIAN CRY” or an “EMBRACE THE DEATH”, it’s a certain bet
that this reissue of “COMA: THE SPHERES OF INFLUENCE” would be something
that I personally, alongside anybody out there into old Death Metal or just Death Metal
history, would and should seek out.  An additional out call to fans of early
ASPHYX as
well. As far as reissue jobs go, taking into account, the obscurity of the original release,
the quality of the original release, the bonus tracks included and the historical value of
the album,
WARDEAD RECORDS hit it out of the park with this one! Good job!!!!

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                                                                                           - Reviewed by Keith Dempe