Finally, the day has come, and I am writing about my favorite band of the last century. Before I begin with the song, let me give you a brief info about the gentlemen. Vitriol is officially making releases since 2017. They have started their careers with a single; “Pain Will Define Their Death” (2017), continued with three more singles; “The Parting of a Neck” (2018), “Crowned in Retaliation” (2019), “I Drown Nightly” (2019), and a full-length album; “To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice” (2019). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Vitriol is an extreme death metal band, in my book, who has taken the flag from the pioneers of the origins of death metal, DEATH. I discovered Vitriol with their latest album “To Bathe From the Throat of Cowardice,” and never stopped following their activity since. First of all, I’d like to start with their mission, the importance of Vitriol. They are certainly one of the most exceptional death metal bands of our age. They were born as a “hate” for every single f*cked up thing about our century (including; shitty modern metal). Vitriol is a proper pure death metal band not only with their music but also with their musical character, image, compositions, instrumentation, origins, and, most importantly, real personalities. They remind me of the actual reason why we all loved, respected, and admired Motorhead all our lives, which is because of the genuine personality of Lemmy Kilmister (R.I.P.). He played rock’n’roll and lived a rock’n’roll life. His music was his life as his lyrics were his story. Vitriol, in this case, is the symbol of pure death metal to me. I am a big-time Death / Chuck Schuldiner fan myself, and I kinda felt the same thing when I first saw Vitriol playing. As you might also remember from some of my previous articles, I am listening to tons of new music every day from all around the world. Honestly, guys, I haven’t heard anything like Vitriol for a long, long time.
Hive Lungs is an epic song with the necessary dynamics, energy, progression, instrumentation, and of course, Vitriol brutality. I consider Hive Lungs as one of their melodic songs. It has both technical and also very dark and melodic elements within, which immediately reminded me of the legendary “Opeth” from time to time. When we look at the general structure, the journey starts with a full-attack introduction, gets much more tense and melodic as the story continues. The composition has a beautiful balance, not too complex to lose your attention and excitement, also never boring with its simplicity. Of course, Vitriol shows their expertize with their instrumentation, as usual, and immediately pulling listeners into its dark world.