Thursday, August 16, 2018

Grid - Human Collapse Syndrome

Here we are now, two years later, with new noise from Grid. Human Collapse Syndrome is the second attack from these Swedish commandos, and I found some very good changes in it… I must say this work sounds more mature. Yes, there is only 10 minutes, but I enjoyed them lot. I think that these guys have found their sound and speed; it's heavy and deep with a light touch of modernity.

The mini-gun sounding guitar shoots very tight riffs, and literally annihilate everything with fast buzzing tunes. Skull thumping drums could crash the rock; I like how this snare sounds. And, of course, these blast beats are good, I like that they didn't clutter everything, as they are somewhere on the same line with the guitar. A nice distorted bass is there too, just go and check out the two last songs “Fooled” and “Out Of Air”. Pleasant screams and roars are cover everything above and holy moly this type of vocal is a perfect fit to this grinding madness. I can hear a lot influences from Nasum (I bet this is an iconic band to them). I found similar riffs there and there, but anyway this recording session is damn catchy.

After all that crazy rush you may think that this noise were created by group of skilled musicians? Yes they're pretty skilled but there is only two guys! Grid is just a duo, and I think these airheads have a big future.
Rating: 8,5/10 Grid bc Grid fb

Split Agathocles / H.407!

Special vinyl re-issue of this split will be released soon by: Extreme Terror Production,  Alternative Record Label, Grindfather prod and N.I.C. Records


New shirts from Neuro-visceral Exhumation!


Split Chikara / Mucus is in the work!


Arschcholio Festival!!!


Ejaculation Generater / Sete Star Sept

If I remember correctly, I received this tape from United Arab Emirates, and that surprised me a lot. I put this tape in my box for reviews and somehow it opened on the bottom of it, so I'm only just finding it now(my bad). It's necessary to mention that this is pretty harsh split, so you should expect the appropriate sound, chaotic structures, and blood pouring from your ears.

I will go in order and start with Los Angeles band Ejaculation Generater. I tried to listen to their noise few times, but I didn't find anything interesting for me. This is a pretty messy harsh noise gob with extremely hysterical vocals and sound distortion. But in the end of this torture they put funny and dirty punk rock song, and that cheers me up. For me, that cheesy punk attack was best moment at this tape.

This time, Japan legends Sete Star Sept disappointed me. Okay - this noise is still chaotic as fuck, but somehow I find it blank. I only heard a few good catchy moment here. The painful wall of distorted bass sound and loud drumming is here, but almost every song sound like the previous song and that is no good. Anyway, when you have so many records, it's normal that some of than are not brilliant…
Rating: 5/10 Ejaculation Generater Sete Star Sept 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fresh Cd from Noise Brutalizer!


Wolfbrigade is going to South America!


Gormukilliodokus - Come Back Lucifer

Did you know that silent New Zealand can give birth to something really scary and nasty? No? Same with me, haha! I was surprised when I heard Gormukilliodokus the first time. Their work “Come Back Lucifer” nailed me down with its low and bulldozing sound. The visual part of this CD has magnificent and classic zombie art and the music has a dead suffocating atmosphere (sometimes it's really hard to listen to some songs to the end). The whole album sounds like an old diesel engine for an industrial meat grinder. It's very loud, dirty, thunderous and it splashes pieces of flesh and liquid around. Sounds like the story behind some old horror movie doesn’t it? Well this noise is very similar, and besides that it has a lot of samples from famous scary films. This Deathgrind has a very low and raw tone, sounds like the ground is trembling and the dead are returning to life. The guitar work is huge, but a bit messy.... heavy as hell riffs over furious and moldy drums, that shit rips. Fierce growls are the spice of everything, it sounds like the vocalist is trying to growl and vomit at the same time. I can't clearly hear the bass, I can feel it, haha, that thing is so powerful! This is very monolithic album, it's very heavy, not so fast, but it could kill. I guarantee you that Come Back Lucifer is not a waste of your time. Rating: 8/10 Gormukilliodokkus bc Gormukilliodokkus fb

Starvation - 5 Track Demo tape is out!

You can listen and buy this cassette HERE!

Debut tape from Genghis Crack is out!

You can check the whole release HERE!

Gore madness!


Picture edition of Nunslaughter / Haemorrhage split 7" is out!

This beauty released by Hells Headbangers Records

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Organ Dealer/ Nerve Grind/ Invertebrate

Finding a record-sized package in the mail is always a great way to get home from work, especially when it's this three-way split. When I opened this bad boy up, I was greeted with a sick hand-drawn black and white cover, with all of the goodness you'd expect from the artwork on a great grind release. There's a lot to take in here – you've got some rabid looking, lazy-eyed, nasty looking rat creature eating up a decomposing animal (maybe a cow...?) with all of his fly freak friends getting into it as well, with some sort of nuclear waste in the background. In any case – it's perfectly suited to this release. This 7” starts off with Organ Dealer – these guys have really been making a name for themselves lately, and that's for a really great reason. These guys were on Earslaughter Fest as well as the legendary Obscene Extreme, and if you take a look at the rest of the shows they've played recently, it's like the All Star League of grindcore. Now, what's this “good reason” I mentioned a second ago? Well, it's because all of this recognition is extremely well deserved. They start off this split, and they don't start it off by fucking around. Two seconds into the first split you're introduced to the pacing of the rest of their portion with a grinding, chainsaw of a guitar sound and some uber tight blast beats. The riffage, the tightness of the drums, the multi-vocalist sections, and the pace at which they stop, start, and transition between sections is all flawless. It's pretty clear that there's a hardcore influence on these guys, but it's really subtle, and a perfect way to show an influence. It's most apparent on the last track, “Silence”, where the intro to the song kind of sounds like the beginning of a tough-guy hardcore record; but, they remind you very quickly that they're a top-tier grindcore act. Next up is Nerve Grind. Clocking in at 3 songs and 1:34 in total playtime, I'm torn about how I feel about this (in a good way, that is). On one hand, I want more, because their contribution is face smashing, beer chugging grindcore in all of the best ways. On the other hand, I think this 94 seconds is perfect – by the end of it, I found myself saying “what the fuck just happened” because I was so blown away. It's how grindcore should be – raw, unforgiving, and making you want more. They did a hell of a job here, and now it's time to go listen to the rest of their catalog and be on the lookout for their next release. These guys are grind as fuck. I kind of wish I had more to say about this section, but what else is there to say besides “crush a beer and listen to it 14 times”? Lastly – we've got Invertebrate. This powerviolence trio (at time of recording, they're now a two-piece) finishes this split off songs. There's no question these guys are a powerviolence group; their jumps between ball-busting blast beats and knuckle-dragging pissed-off PV are executed perfectly, these guys are tight. They don't let up either – with most of the songs being less than 30 seconds in length, you're constantly jumping between riffs and blasts and a really fucking pissed off vocalist. There's truly something for everyone to love here. If I'm going to be truly honest though, I've got mixed feelings on this last third of the split. One part of me thinks that while this is a really well done and solid release, that it doesn't really do anything new or exciting for the genre. On the other hand, considering the other two sections of this split, I think it's a perfect compliment to the rest of the split. That said, I don't think every release NEEDS to do something new for a genre, so I'll accept the fact that this still made me bang my head. Overall – this is an incredibly solid release from all three bands, and when put together on the same piece of vinyl, it's something that I'll definitely go back to in the future. Rating: Organ Dealer – 8.5/10 Nerve Grind – 9/10 Invertebrate – 7.5/10

(review by Nick Vecellio)

Grind presentation from Shitgrinder!


Let`s grind!


Communicates on tour!


Friday, August 10, 2018

Split 7" Meth Leppard / Deterioration will be out later this year!


Axis of Despair - Contempt for Man


Well today is the day! Swedish grinders Axis of Despair have finally released their first full length album! Hip-hip hooray! This work sounds much stronger than the previous 2 EPs. This album is the real deal; half an hour of insane Grindcore in the relentless Swedish style. These guys managed to make this album deep in so many ways, strong lyrics about human behavior, social queues and the blackest shit in our souls. The awesome artwork (drawn by Paul Romano) has many key features; including a dark atmosphere and cold undertone. Then of course there is the music. All the songs were not written by a single individual. Each song is intricately written by one of the band members, so in the end we have something along the lines of a compilation of each members greatest traits shining through. Despite that fact that these guys are all different people with different views, all the songs sound like they flow in one smooth line. 

Contempt for Man is the complete package: twenty songs of pure brutality and anger. One of the things on this album that I love most, is it`s a great balance between instrumental parts and vocals. Joel did a great job; he screams exactly as much as these songs need, he does not clutter everything with roars, and that is necessary. Anders drum work is amazing, the reverberation of the cymbals and the stuttering blasts just get inside me and I lose all sense of time and place. Oskar managed to catch a really nice and low tone. The grizzly sound of his bass guitar brings some dense notes into the whole song structure. Fast riffing from Kristofer could smash your skull. The buzzing tunes from his instrument literally drilled my ears, ha! 
As you may know this band features members of Nasum. But, believe me Axis of Despair sounds nothing like Nasum. They have their own view of Grindcore and they don’t intend to change. So if you like fast blasting Grindcore with a great concept, go and listen to this album!

Rating: 8.5/10     Official site      Axis of Despair bc