And Utero Dominae | Bleeding Machines

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Bleeding Machines

by And Utero Dominae

A blend of crushing rhythms, pounding beats and searing grooves.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bleeding Machines
3:02 $0.99
2. The Agony Disease
3:49 $0.99
3. The Inverted
3:40 $0.99
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And Utero Dominae blends crushing rhythms, pounding beats, and searing grooves with an unmistakable influence from the glory days of thrash. AUD, the brainchild of Sam Geiger, wields the decisive attack and conviction of the bands that pioneered the thrash movement while maintaining its own distinctive presence in the metal world.

While And Utero Dominae just released its first EP, Bleeding Machines, its members are by no means newcomers to the musical trenches that be. Sam has spent his time cutting teeth in the recording studio and gigging the swamps of Florida and New Orleans. Currently residing in the Northeast, AUD added its newest member and drummer Justin Brink, better known as Pneumatic Detach. Justin has spent the last decade playing clubs internationally and stunning audiences with his percussive onslaught.

After the EP's release And Utero Dominae is heading back into the studio to finish writing and recording the material that will make up its debut album.



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Matt Mooring

Now here’s a pretty solid little demo offering of industrialized thrash from upstarts And Utero Dominae. Unfortunately, there’s just ten minutes of material served up, but the good news is that two of the album’s three tracks are available for download from the band’s website. I often find industrial metal somewhat lacking, in that it seems that bands often lean too far toward one element or the other. In general, industrial bands with metal overtones usually work better for me than metal bands that incorporate electronic elements. And Utero Dominae is an exception to that, and stand as a disctintly metal band able to get maximum mileage of both styles.

Taking queues from usual suspects like Ministry and Fear Factory, And Utero Dominae hammer out energetic cyber-thrash and tense slower melodies contrasted with groove-laden seething rhythms. The band crushes out of the gate with the breakneck aggro hammering of "Bleeding Machines", easily the most single minded, unrelenting track of the three. The buoyant, repetitive grooving riffing is punctuated sharply by Justin Brink’s drum work, which alternates between following the riffs and providing pulverizing, metronomic snare-abuse. The following two tracks exhibit a bit more diversity. "The Agony Disease" picks up where the high powered title track left off, but midway through transitions to a slower groove based on a more dynamic riff and distorted, echoing snarls from band mastermind Sam Geiger, which when delivered a couple words at a time, are reminiscent of the Ministry classic "Thieves". Closer "The Agony Disease" establishes a tight mechanical, rolling groove with guitars and bass drum, while the slower accompaniment from the cymbal work, vocals, and guitar melodies between verses give the track a scathing, molten tone.

Bleeding Machines, even at only ten-minutes long, contains more depth and variety than I initially expected, and repeated listens have only proven to reinforce the album’s hooks, ferocity, and nuance. This bodes well for the band’s eventual full-length effort, which will hopefully arrive soon. It will be interesting to see whether And Utero Dominae are capable of maintaining this form over the course of an entire album without dulling the material’s considerable effectiveness.

First EP for American duo And Utero Dominae, and what they offer is three tracks of crushing modern thrash. The band consists of mainman Sam Geiger and drummer Justin Brink. In the course of the three songs, the heavy guitars and hardcore influenced drums dominate the sound. The vocals are harsh, thrashy and shouted, at points taking hardcore or death metal turns.

Opener "Bleeding Machines" is straightforward enough, but the other two songs twist and turn a bit more, touching some keyboards and slightly toying with the guitar tremolo. In "The Agony Disease", the mechanised drumming gives an aura of industrialised militarism, whereas "The Inverted" flirts with more commercial American metal bands, if only in the vocals and riffing.

This is a good first effort, but with only three songs it is difficult to tell what their debut will be like. The songs are consistent, tight and well produced. They also unfold a bit more after successive listens, which is always a good thing. I would be interested to see what they come up with next. For now, you can get the well-packaged _Bleeding Machines_ from their website, where you can also sample their music to see if it is to your liking.