Premiere: Exocytosis invite you to taste the “Spoiled Meat” and get nasty


What do you get when you mix the weirdo death metal of Pan.Thy.Monium with the sensual allure of the saxophone and the sweet caress of flamenco-style guitar? Curious heavy music specimen or extreme music abomination? Friends, allow me to introduce you to Exocytosis, and the nuanced, intoxicating nastiness of “Spoiled Meat.”

Self-professed inheritors of progressive progenitors like Edge of Sanity and Ophthalamia, Höör, Sweden’s Exocytosis seek to carve their own path in the often rigid extreme music landscape with their own infectious take on heavy. “Spoiled Meat,” the fourth track from their upcoming EP, gives you a taste of the potent chemical cocktail in store on Endogenous Organism. I’m pleased as hell to give you that taste and to hold your hair back while you ralph up these delectably off-putting riffs due to your stomach’s weak constitution.

“Spoiled Meat” opens with a wind-swept, grime-caked acoustic passage before kicking you straight into the lurch with a pneumatic start-and-stop riff that acts as the foundation for the whole sour track. Things quickly morph though once the desert mescaline (stealthily injected while you were inspecting the landscape during that flamenco lick) kicks in, and before you know it a giant sax riff is looming above the guitar lines, poised and dripping with a caustic (but seductive) venom. The track cycles through several more spasms like this, odd percussion, scale-climbing death riffs, and sax each taking center stage to vie for your meager attention, but none ever overstaying their welcome.

In short, “Spoiled Meat” is the perfect introduction to Exocytosis. If you love weird old 90s death and off-the-wall riffs, there will be plenty to love. If you miss Maudlin of the Well, buddy, you’re in luck. And even if you just want to hear some gruesome growls over saxy skronk, there’s plenty to go around. What’s not to love/get sick over?

Endogenous Organism is out next week, August 25th. Pick it up here on Bandcamp and toss the band a like on Facebook.

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  • Can’t listen; engorged regardless.

    • Retchin’ Rites ov Karhu

      Come the end of the day, you’ll be engorged with disappointment.

      • Dubby Fresh

        Sprinkle me with your salt

        • Retchin’ Rites ov Karhu

          ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • I’m listening now and YOU WERE WRONG. Just like I always knew you would be.

      • So just a regular Friday then.

        • Jeff Manteiga

          “If I was paid for disappointments I would be a wealthy man.”

          ~Control Denied

  • Jeff Manteiga

    This song is weird af, can’t say I don’t like it though! 🙂

  • Lord of Bork

    I’m getting a Zappa vibe from that sax section – very cool. Good find, W.

  • Retchin’ Rites ov Karhu

    This song is very nice in “get yer ya-yas on ya weirdo” -way. Dunno if I’d like to listen to this over and over again, but a song here and there…

  • Jack Bauer

    This is….hmm…thing

  • Howard Dean

    Like a colony of clostridium botulinum in a can of corned beef hash, a saxophone in death metal has a way of creating a potentially fatal spoilage.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Man, that was rad.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas
    • Jeff Manteiga

      I wanna meet that dad.

  • Dumpster Lung

  • Dumpster Lung

    I was going to say it’s cool to be onto something before it even has a Metal-Archives page, but one finally got added in December 2016. Oh well. Anyone who jammed the hell out of Multipotent Progenitor (the demo) on Bandcamp for like 2 years straight can still feel smug about it 😛