Friday, September 23, 2016

Blutrina/Looney Fuckin' Grind/LOud Rage Music/2016 CD Review


  Blutrina  are  a  band  from  Romania  that  plays  grindcore  with  some  elements  of  crust,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016 album "Looney  Fuckin'  Grind"  which  was  released  by  Loud  Rage  Music.

  A  very  heavy  yet  rocking  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  death metal  growls  a  few  seconds  later  and  pig  squeals  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  a  lot  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length. 

  When  the  music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  some  songs  also  shows  the  musical  bringing  in  more  of  a  technical  edge  and  punk  style  gang  vocals  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  samples  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  some  tracks  also b ring  in  a  small  amount  of  black  metal  elements  along  with  some  grim  screams.

  Blutrina  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  grindcore  while  also  mixing  in  elments  of  rock, black, death metal  and  deathcore  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  humorous,  cartoons,  violent  and  perverted  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blutrina  are  very  great  sounding  grindcore  band  with  elements  of  rock,  death  and  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blood  Clot"  "Roadrunner  Roadkill"  "Arise  And  Crush"  and  "Quagmire'.  8  out  of  10.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cruz/Culto Abismal/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2016 Cassette Review


  Cruz  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays a  mixture  of  death metal,  thrash  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review of  their  2016  album  "Culto  Abismal"  which  was  released on  cassette  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  and  after  a  few  seconds  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction w hich  goes  back  to t he  mid  80's  styles  of  death  and  thrash  metal  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musicla  isntruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  A  great  amount  of  crust,  d  beat  and  stenchcore  elements  can  be  heard  throughout  the  recording  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  with  a  few  screams and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  more  of  an  old  school  metal/punk  style  and  throughout  the recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  album  closes  with  soem dark  sounding  keyboards.

  Cruz  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  and  old  school  style  of  death  meta  and  mixes  it  with thrash  and  crust  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cruz  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  thrash  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Cops  De  Destral"  "La  Caza"  and "Tumbas  Ciclopeas".  8  out  of  10.    

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Grossty Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been gong on with the band since the recording of the new album?

One of our vocalists did quit the band and We are 4 piece now. Also gotta new guitarist. We played few gigs and been writing new tracks which are an amalgamation of grind, punk and crust.

2.You have a new album coming out in November, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

We got no boundaries. We just compose what we think at that moment. Its always been the mixture of grind and punk.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Newer music covers topics like how corporate fucks are euphoric being about slaves , some random stuff etc.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Grossty'?

Its gross + nasty. We just randomly came up with that name.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We enjoyed all of our gigs that we played. Some of the normal stuff includes crazy mosh, hardcore jumps, incoherent dance, mass wanking session etc.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

Zilch as of now.

7.You have also been a part of a few splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the band you had worked with on this recordings?

Couple of splits if we recall it right. Few local bands like Anorectal Ulceration etc and Gorganized which is a foreign act.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust and grindcore?

Pretty good we reckon.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We'll relentlessly circle within grindcore.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We lust punk, crust, grindcore and black metal. Our major influences are GG Allin and Cripple Bastards.
Lately We been listening to Casualties, Maniac Butcher, Driller Killer, Phobia etc.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Trekking, ganja, toddy, blabber session, road trip , serpetines etc.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Nix special. Just stay random.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Stench Price/Self Titled/Transcending Obscurity Records/2016 CD Review


  Stench  Price  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  Necrophagist,  Kamlath,  Brutal  Truth,  Paganizer,  Cynic,  Hail  Of  Bullets,  High  Tension  and  Child  Bite  that  plays  an  avant  garde from  of grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self titled  2016  album  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Transcending  Obscurity  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  lot  of  experimental  and  avant  garde  elements  as  well  as  a  touch  of  jazz.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while t he  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  chaotic  fashion  and  some  of t he  tracks  are  short  in  length  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  death  metal  growls  and  melodies  as  well  as  some  crust  and  d  beat  elements  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals  while  some  of  the  later  tracks  also  bring  a  technical  and  progressive  side  to  grindcore  and  the  last  track  brings  in  hardcore  style  vocals  and  clean  singing.

  Stench  Price  creates  a  recording t hat  is  mostly  rooted  in  grindcore  while  also  mixing  in  some  crust,  d  beats,  death  metal,  progressive  and  avant  garde  elements  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Stench  Price  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  grindcore  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Furnaces  Burn"  and  "The  Genocide  Machine".  8  out  of  10. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Terrorazor/Abysmal Hymns Of Disgust/Selfmadegod Records/2016 CD Review


  Terrorazor  are  a  band  from  Germany  that plays  grindcore  with  some  elements  of  crust  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Abysmal  Hymns  Of  Disgust"  which  was  released  by  Selfmadegod  Records.

    A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  and  after  awhile  death  metal  growls  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  goes  into  more  of  a  grindcore  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  a  great  majority  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  you  can  also  hear  some  crust  elments  in  the  tracks  and  as  the  album  progresses  high  pitched  screams  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  used  briefly  they  give  the  music  more  of  a  melodic  and  old  school  feeling.

  Terrorazor  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in the  old  school  style  of  grindcore  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  crust  and  death  metal  to  create  their  own  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Terrorazor  are  a  very  great  sounding  grindcore  band  with  elements  of  crust,  thrash  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Ash"  "Inhale  Death"  "Orgy  Of  Luxuria"  and  "Nuclear  Enlightenment".  8  out  of  10.     

Friday, September 2, 2016

Grossty/Crocopter/Transcending Obscurity India/2016 CD Review


  Grossty  are  a  band  from  India  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust  punk  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Crocopter"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Transcending  Obscurity  India.

  A  very  heavy  and  brutal  crustcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  aggressive  vocals  as  well  as  speeding  up  and  incorporating  more  grindcore  elements,  high  pitched  screams,  brutal  blast  beats  and  death  metal  growls  and  you  can  also h ear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  At  times  the  music  brings  in  hardcore  punk  style  vocals  while  most  of t he  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  while  some  of  the  growls  also  get  very  guttural  at  times  and  all  of  the  tracks  stick  to  a  either  a  very  fast  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  while  only  slowing  down  briefly  and  while  there is a   brief  use  of  melody  and  as  the album  progresses  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  one  song  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  vocals.

  Grossty  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  crust  punk  and  grindcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  humorous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Grossty  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust  punk  and  grindcore  and  of  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Brink"  "Burn  Baby  Burn"  "Mermaid  Marriage" and  "Pussy  Bun".  8  out  of  10.   

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Deboned Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Hey. First, thanks for the interview. As far as I’m concerned, we will hit the studio in late September/early October to record a few splits 7’’s. One with Radiation Vomit from L.A which has been planned since 2014, one with Short Order from Cleveland, Ohio and also a full Deboned 7’’ on Bringer of Gore records!!! Unfortunately this might be the last recordings ever for Deboned since our drummer left the band for some shady reasons and our guitarist moved to another area which makes it harder for us to play together as often as we’d like. End of the road, I guess.

2. Recently you were a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

I guess you’re talking about the split with Existench since we had like four splits to date. The songs on it were recorded on the same recording session as the split with Mesrine, in early 2015. I think our song writing skills improved a bit since our last session and you can clearly hear it. I think the only noticeable change is that my vocals are clearer. We wanted it to be more ‘hardcore punk-ish’ than it was on the split with Striver and Nekro Drunkz.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

We always wanted to have that Impetigo/Pungent Stench kind of dark humour in our lyrics.  I tried to come up with ‘original’ subjects, if that’s still possible, but most of the stories behind the lyrics are just the same kind of thing you’d see in a comedy/horror movie. For example, one of our newer songs is about a psycho who steals a hearse, drives it off a bridge, keeps the corpse and sells his organs on the black market. Another one is about a guy who likes to fuck shit up at the mall until the cops are on his ass. Stupid stuff is our favorite stuff.


4. I have looked at some of your covers and while gory and offensive covers have been a part of the grindcore genre for a long time you also have some of the more sensitive people into grindcore that overreact to such covers, have you received any backlash in the past over the art work?

Strangely, we never really had any backlash about it. Sure some PC people didn’t buy, let’s say our demo since the cover is the more shocking we had but who cares? At the beginning we were afraid some people would call us misogynistic because we used females on our covers a few times but it never happened. I mean, it’s just art, right? You don’t have to care about what it means, because it doesn’t mean shit. It’s just a gross and shocking cover art. It doesn’t represent our thoughts on something; it’s just for shock value so, if anyone is shocked or disgusted by it, I guess the job is done.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deboned'?

I found the name while reading some Carcass lyrics. I found out they even named their solos and I saw that word, ‘Deboned’. I then thought this would make a cool name for a band, as simple as that. I guess it just means, you get your bones removed or that you’re just a floppy piece of skin without bones, hahah.






6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We never really had any bad or better shows. I guess every gig we did had its little something. Thinking about it, the best part of playing live was just sharing the stage with other bands, getting to know new people, sharing stories and laughs with people we don’t get to meet very often. That’s probably the thing I’m going to miss the most.  As for stage performance, we just try to give our 110%. We want it to be short, fast and in your face as much as possible!!!


7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

As I said, the band is on hold or on the edge of breaking up so no plans for the future yet. Sucks to write these words.

8.Recently you were a part of a split with 'Existench', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

Man, I’m glad we had the chance to share this piece of wax with Existench, one of my favorite bands from Canada. Their side is excellent, as good as the older stuff for sure. I had the chance to meet Derek (vocals) for the first time when we played to OEF in Montreal in 2015. Dude was awesome and drunk as fuck, as usual!! He played the OEF too with System Shit this time and it was really great to see them live. I hope I’ll meet him again sooner or later and I’d really like to meet Gerald (guitar, drums) too someday. Only time will tell now.



9.Also you have been a part of numerous other splits, out off all the bands you have shared splits with, which one did you enjoy working with the most?

I think each time we worked on a split was different. Never had any bad experiences and we were happy of the results in every case. Our split with Striver took a bit longer to come out than the others and we had some fuck ups with the pressing plants, but nothing to cry about. The split with Mesrine came out really fast and Marc/B.O.G records did an awesome job with it, that’s also why we asked him to release our full 7’’ afterward. The split with Existench came out great too with a few extra copies on red vinyls. Also the best sounding one we had to date. We also did a split tape with Nekro Drunkz from Portland in our early days but we sold all our copies now. You can still hunt it in a few distros, especially for the N.Dz side!!!

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust and grindcore?

Not sure about that but I think we left our mark as small as it is. As I said earlier, the best part of playing live was to meet new people and share experiences and stories with them. I think you can say the same about the ‘worldwide thing’. It really is awesome to work with labels, zines, distros from all across the globe. Working with people that actually believed in our stuff.  We really didn’t think we’d make it as far as this.
I guess we got a few fans here and there on the planet, but we will never going to be a big band. You know, we’re a small band from a very small town so just releasing a few splits 7’’ was already a dream come true for us.


11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

I think I answered that question earlier. I don’t think there’s going to be any more Deboned releases after the three ones we will record later this year. But as far as I’m concerned, the new/last stuff is our best stuff to date.

12. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We’ve always been highly influenced by bands like Repulsion, Rupture, Poison Idea or Righteous Pigs. We just wanted to have that kind of punky riffing and one-foot blast beats like the old days. We followed the same path as before for the new stuff. Now, get ready. I listen to a lot of early emo these days. Never mind what people think, it’s fucking good.  But don’t worry, you won’t find a trace of that in our music.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Me and Rudy, our new bassist, are old school gamers. We collect all of the old games and consoles we can. We’re also huge fans of exploitations and horror movies, like most people else in the scene, haha. I also dig anime and stuff like that but I’m the only one in the band that appreciates that kind of thing.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Well, thanks to you for the interview. I think I just need to thank everybody who helped us in any way. Labels, distros, zines, fans, everyone we got in contact with. Thank you. This was probably the best time of my life and I hope we’ll have a chance to play live once again if things ever get better. If not, too bad. But thanks for following us, sharing or buying our stuff. It meant so much to us. Also, if you need a copy of one of our split 7’’ you can hit me up at alexdevost@hotmail.com.

Urrghhhhhh.