Insect Warfare
World Extermination


4.0
excellent

Review

by Are You A Wizard? USER (19 Reviews)
May 9th, 2009 | 242 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: TRUST NO ONE. FUCK SCENES, FUCK LEECHES. FUCK BACKSTABBERS. FUCK YOU.

Insect Warfare don’t do trendy. In a time when grind is being riddled with jazzy breakdowns, clean interludes, 80’s video game samples and pop culture references, these Texans rely solely on straightforward, balls out, uncompromising grind. And they do it well.

World Extermination is the band’s second album and was released in 2007. It is comprised of twenty pissed off songs, the longest of which is 1 minute and 36 seconds. The songs offer no catchy hooks, gimmicks or keyboard effects to pull listeners in, there is nothing here for fans of IWABO et al. With song titles such as “Enslaved By Machinery”, “Mass Communication Mindfuck" and “Internet Era Alienation” it’s clear that these guys are not the happiest of souls. This is in fact completely summarised by the ‘bio’ on the band’s myspace page:

TRUST NO ONE. FUCK SCENES. FUCK LEECHES. FUCK BACKSTABBERS. FUCK YOU.

This unbrindled anger and contempt that the band holds towards the world lends itself perfectly to IW’s music, influencing the intense vocal performance and rapid fire riffs and suffocating blast beat sections. There are, however, some tracks which slow down to a half tempo and get into a groove and works really well, helping to give the songs some variation and the listener the occasional breathing period.

Lyrically, the band is as bleak as the song titles suggest, covering subjects such as mass infection, the massive growth of machine reliance, paranoia, nuclear war, brainwashing plus many other of the greater aspects of humanity. Throughout the tracks the lyrics are both barked and growled unrelentingly at the listener; very rarely letting up until the song finishes, and then starts all over again. A great example of the band’s anger and how it influences their music is the track “Internet Era Alienation”, which addresses the current growth and doomination of the internet community:

“Life isn’t a message board, why don’t you go outside, you are not shit without an avatar to hide behind. Always quick to speak your mind but you got no one to talk to except your dumb fu online friends who’ve never even met you. Sit behind computer screen; on the internet you own the scene.”

But with an album whose title is World Extermination, what else is there to expect?

The cons of the album are the song lengths and the mainly un-intelligible vocals and slight lack of variation in the guitars and drumming. However if you enjoy this form of grind, you come to expect these aspects and grow to enjoy them.

Overall World Extermination is an angry album by an angry band, and wouldn’t be as good as it is without that mood to feed off. The band makes it clear that there are a lot of things that they hate about modern life and it's clear that they aren't afraid to speak their mind about them. It's unfortunate that the band has now called it quits and broken up, more than likely to be replaced by the very things that they were railing against. I would recommend World Extermination to any fans of grind and as required listening for those who thinks they know what grind is.



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Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Goddamn word filter. Editing time.

Apologies if this is bad/too short, I wanted to do a review for it and have had to fit it in around my Uni work.



joshuatree
Emeritus
May 9th 2009


3742 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

if you haven't heard that new 54-song noisecore album i suggest you do that now

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2009


8357 Comments


very nice, short review, I should get this. Oh and that song quote made me lol

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

That's the whole song metalstyles. I thought it'd be kinda funny to quote that song considering the irony.

Joshua are you serious or just messing?

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 9th 2009


3742 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=37283

that album get it


BallsToTheWall
May 9th 2009


44323 Comments


Will get that now. I'm assured good times with a 54 track, 9 minute behemoth on the way.

Digging: Tiamat - Clouds

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Oh yeah I saw that when I was putting this review up. Definitely will get it. I think I'll add a bit about the band having broken up into my review too.

Finally got a real copy of this to replace my shitty CR-R one last week.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2009


17213 Comments


shit's crazy

Digging: Inigo Kennedy - Vaudeville

SKUDstorm
May 9th 2009


136 Comments


this be some high quality shit.

JizzInMyPants
May 9th 2009


2371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

wuts up with the unnecessary Iwrestledabearonce dislike?


This Message Edited On 05.09.09

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I dont like them

JizzInMyPants
May 9th 2009


2371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fag

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

that's me

JizzInMyPants
May 9th 2009


2371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

anyways manipulator, nuclear deterrence, human trafficking, and mind ripper is the best songs


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kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 9th 2009


4950 Comments


will have to get this... been getting into grind lately.

tbh, long albums make no sense for the grind genre.

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

If you mean long as in song length then yeah I agree, songs around the minute marks are usually one of the defining traits of grind. Short, sharp punches.

Although Pig Destroyer's latest album does have some longer songs, in fact the title track is just over 4 mins and doesnt get boring.


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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2009


8357 Comments


as for grind I really don't like songs which are too short. A good grind song should be about 50 sec - 1.30 min long. These 20 second long songs don't really do it for me.

rasputin
May 9th 2009


14544 Comments


slays

Phantom
May 9th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

For days and days and days

iarescientists
May 9th 2009


5863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

got the s/t vinyl in the mail today



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