Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Grind your f#$%in' head in

By Kevin Page. Yeah, yeah, yeah I lifted this title from Phobia's 2003 EP of the same name. It's the first thing that came to mind when I needed a catchy title. And it got you to click, right?
By Kevin Page.

Yeah, yeah, yeah I lifted this title from Phobia's 2003 EP of the same name. It's the first thing that came to mind when I needed a catchy title. And it got you to click, right? Hey, at least I'm honest, as I'm guessing most people would never had noticed. Anyways, let's get to it.

Artwork by Pierre

The Australian trio, The Kill, has released what seems to be an endless supply of splits and EP's over their now 15 year career. Admittedly, the last thing that interests me is 1 or 2 grindcore songs from a band, so I usually skip over those type of releases. But if you give me an album to digest I'm all over it like stink on a monkey. So here we have their second full length album, Kill Them...All and boy is it a doozey. I'd venture a guess that this is some of the fastest grindcore I've ever heard. Yeah all grind is fast, but this seems to be ratchet up a few notches than most. 19 songs, 27 minutes and cover of Anthrax's "Metal Thrashing Mad", that I wouldn't have even recognized if I didn't read the press release. Not for the meek.




I remember having a Putrid Offal demo tape and 7" from way back (pre internet) during the tape trading days of the early 90's. This French band, formed in 1991, basically worships at the throne of Carcass (circa Reek of Putrefaction/Symphonies of Sickness). It's taken 24 years but they are finally releasing their first full length album, Mature Necropsy. Featuring all their 1990's material rewritten, recorded, it's 29 minutes of old school gore grind. Now before you get your panties in a bind, they are also offering as a separate release, Premature Necropsy, which is all their original material, remastered (but otherwise untouched), for your elitist pleasure.




Mindful of Pripyat, from Milan, Italy are a new band, having formed in 2014. They've wasted little time by already giving us an EP, ...and Deeper, I Drown in Doom..., featuring 16 songs over 21 minutes (Unseen Terror & Defecation cover songs included). Why is a grind album that's 27 minutes considered a full length but one that's 21 minutes is an EP, I'm not quite sure, but the band is calling this an EP. For being around such a short period of time, its quite stunning how professional and tight their sound is. Think Terrorizer and early Carcass with absolute razor precision backed by a solid production. This trio also has all members sharing vocal duties. One of the better albums I've heard this year.


Tagged with 2015, Blastasfuk Grindcore, death metal, grindcore, Kaotoxin Records, Kevin Page, Mindful of Pripyat, Putrid Offal, The Kill
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