North Carolina and death metal have had a love/death relationship since the late '80s, but Malebolgia leaves little to ambiguity. The band plays pure death metal and was formed in the year 2000 in Winston-Salem corridor. The group was a side-project of Kevin and guitarist Joseph to begin. The band’s name was inspired by a Marvel comic’s character and is a circle of nine from Dante’s Inferno. The 2003 demo, Synchronized stabbings, featured original singer Daniel Marshall. The band next issued a two-song promo of Requiem For The Inexorable, but it wasn’t another five years before the album of the same name was issued. 2006 brought the release of Supreme Brutal Legions Vol. 2, a three-way split featuring Infected Malignity and Tragical Memories. It was released on tape in Indonesia by Disembowel Records and subsequently on CD by Vrykoblast Productions.
MALEBOLGIA - REQUIEM FOR THE INEXORABLE 2004 PROMO
Well, well, well, what do you know? This disc is a two-song preview for the American band's full-length of the same name, but it is already clear that Malebolgia is a death metal force bent on spreading malice and hatred. The dual-vocal system is loud and present, the music moves fast as a shark, the drummer is a human whirlwind and the pressure incessant. Fans of older Carcass, Diabolic, Hate Eternal and Cryptopsy will love this. My only concern is how this CD features only five minutes of music, but if the full-length has anywhere near as much of an edge as this then Malebolgia will have as much staying power as any of the scene's bigger acts. Write the band at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the site for more information. - Ali "The Metallian"
MALEBOLGIA - REQUIEM FOR THE INEXORABLE - COMATOSE MUSIC
Apparently Malebolgia started as a gore band but decided that there needs to be something more on top of the intensity of the lyrics and the music itself. And the result?
These North Carolinians present unrelenting, fast and insane metal approaching grind. The drums most of all and indeed most other things don’t let up, the guitars follow along speedily and the vocals deliver with all kinds of noise, from growls to screeches. The only real break is courtesy of Requiem, an instrumental. Twelve songs barely passing the 36-minute mark is a good indication of the style of Malebolgia as are titles like Born Of The Nephelim, Discordant Splendor and Dominion Of Alchemy. One loose comparison for Malebolgia is perhaps Cryptopsy. Requiem For The Inexorable closes with not one but two 'bonus' tracks in Pissing Pus and Cock Rocking’ Fever. A throwback to the early day of the quintet? - Anna Tergel