Pestilent Death is swarming and virulent, boundless and final. Characteristically, VOMITOR kick into high gear immediately here, and there’s no relenting to their iron-fisted fury. Ancient spells from underground metal’s rich past are corralled and then contorted to VOMITOR’s diabolical design, resulting in a trademark sound that’s all their own. Blood-red and raw yet somehow refined, the bolstered four-piece lineup of The Escalation (which saw Portal’s Horror Illogium joining their ranks) continues their dominance across seven stout tracks in an incendiary 32 minutes. Each one’s a literal tornado of everything that’s made VOMITOR so endearing and enduring: thermonuclear riffing, dive-bombing solos, vocal vomit, and chaotic crunch, now all rendered in its clearest but most cutting state.