Embryonic Devourment Avoiding the ‘Cannibal Corpse Type Gore’
Embryonic Devourment enters the recording studio this month armed with a heavy agenda. The techy grindcorists second album is strongly influenced by British writer David Icke, a former soccer player and Green Party member, who has campaigned for both animal rights and social justice, but whose reptilian humanoid conspiracy theories are often dubbed eccentric.
“I like the fact that he’s so eccentric about it. He’s so controversial,” Embryonic’s singer/bassist Austin Spence tells Noisecreep. “There are so many death metal bands taking on the Cannibal Corpse type gore. We used to be really gore based. Then I saw that book, ‘The Biggest Secret,'” he says of Icke’s tome, which furthers his theories on a reptilian humanoid controlling elite. “I opened it up and saw the drawing of this reptilian humanoid-looking guys. It totally tripped me out and I thought this is off the hook. I read some of it, and I had a dream that night about reptilians taking over the world. I went down into town and there were all these reptilians with machine guns. I woke up and thought this is insane, we have to write about this.”
Fortunately, Spence’s bandmates didn’t think he was out of his mind and were also suitably inspired. “They were stoked that we found something intense to sing about.”
There is no official release date as-yet and Embryonic Devourment is still shopping for a label, but Anomalous guitarist Nate Vennarucci is on board to produce the record , which is titled ‘Vivid Interpretations of The Void.’ Eight songs are already written, including ‘Militarized Reptoids,’ which was inspired by Spence’s dream.
“The bigger bands all have their own themes. Cannibal Corpse has gore; Nile has the Egyptian thing. We wanted to find our own niche.”