Portfolio: Xeno Ooze – “Slimewave” 2020 (Death Grind)

Album and promo released in 2020

Xeno Ooze
Death Grind/Deathcore from Arizona, USA

Slimewave EP
Released via Bloody Scythe Records
December 18th, 2020

Bandcamp – Spotify – Instagram – Facebook

Xeno Ooze is a three-piece hive-minded grindcore outfit from the scorching Sonoran deserts of Phoenix, Arizona. Formed in 2018 by ex-members of Glitterbomb and Drogheda, Xeno Ooze weaves elements of death metal, crust, power violence and oozing science fiction into a sludgy conglomerate of mach-speed blasting, pummeling riffs, and gutturals from the maws of The Old Ones themselves. Slimewave continues the aesthetic of their 2019 debut “Parasligm Shift” by remaining consistent in their toxic choice of artwork and subverting the expectations of grind.

The 10 song sophomore EP ‘Slimewave’ will be released physically through Bloody Scythe Records on cassette tape, preorders available Dec 18th. The EP will be available digitally through Bandcamp and all major streaming services the same day.

(Other projects featuring Xeno Ooze members: THORNHemdale)

Mixed and Mastered by Prey For Death Productions

Artwork by Arifullah Ali

1. Deus Ex Machinooze (2:49)
2. Gouroborus (3:29)
3. Root & Phlegm (2:33)
4. Gnarciscyst (2:21)
5. Interlude (2:06)
6. Ooze it or Lose it (3:01)
7. Thy Kingdom Scum (3:19)
8. Radical Putrefaction (1:45)
9. Swillbirth (0:48)
10. Nauseam A.D. (3:16)


“It’s a cavalcade of strange abrading and battering tonalities with an unpredictable, labyrinthine course. Running this gauntlet will subject you to blizzards of furious riffing and brutish atonal clanging; neck-snapping percussion and twisted arpeggios; burbling bass notes and feverish drumming outbursts; cascading ambience and flickering electronics; weird ambient glimmerings and wobbling low-frequency tones; blurting guitar pulsations and bizarre crashing sounds; enraged roars and demented screams.”

“This is a prime representation of Xeno Ooze firing on every damn cylinder they have at their disposal. A tight and thrashy riff leads the charge, providing a gloriously energetic canvas… A release that doesn’t take itself too seriously, despite undeniably possessing the chops and panache to run with the big dogs.”

“Xeno Ooze bring the filth. A rotted, putrid and festering pile of filth. An EP of blistering noise, the impetus to make as much disparaging noise as possible driven by their warped side. With the talent to back it up though, the frenzy of metal comes in varying degrees of abusive power.”

“Slimewave continues the aesthetic of their 2019 debut “Parasligm Shift” by remaining consistent in their toxic choice of artwork and subverting the expectations of grind.”

Review at Dead Rhetoric

News at Ghost Cult Mag

Published by Melinda (Carcassbomb)

I write about music I care about and yell on social media.

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