Nasum
Doombringer


4.0
excellent

Review

by Raz0rGrind23 USER (18 Reviews)
October 23rd, 2009 | 12 replies | 4,243 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Follow the pure pleasure and power of this grind culmination....

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

‘A final breath of fresh air and unrelenting brutality from Sweden’s leading grind act;’ both satisfying and disheartening in any regard. I’m sure any respected fan of the genre knows the full story behind Nasum’s vocalist Mieszko Talarzyk and the tragedy that befell this group so I’m not going to delve into pessimistic meanderings. Lets keep all things at its highest pinnacle and follow the pure pleasure and power of this grind culmination, which brings true remembrance and recollection to one of the all time greats.

I’ll keep this short and sweet, Nasum is like any grind act except they did what they did exceptionally well, blast beats galore and throat piercing extremity. I for one am always hesitant about spending my hard earned cash on compilations and/or live-set albums; Doombringer being the latter. However, anyone who has been respectfully acquainted with this band/album will appreciate these live recordings from Nasum’s final tour in Osaka, Japan. The carry-over of studio recordings to live performance is completely hit and miss for most bands and the grind genre is no exception. Nasum was one group that never relied on heavy production value to carry their sound, (not to say it wasn’t good) but merely dedicated themselves to their musical endeavors and perfected a distinct sound that is both rhythmically pleasing as it is ear scouring.

When first introduced to these guys, most will be quick to write them off. The blast beats can be extremely overwhelming, leaving very little room for anything memorable. I was completely turned off after listening to their newest LP ‘Shift’ for the first time. However, this type of music, although chaotic and blisteringly fast, also demands your patience and undivided attention and requires multiple listens. I’m going out on a limb here, but this album is a great place to start for new listeners, a statement completely profound for a live album. Regardless, these recordings, in most respects, are just as good, if not better, than the studio recordings. The title track, ‘Just Another Hog’, ‘Inhale/Exhale’, ‘Scoop,’ ‘Lopandebandsprincipen’, and ‘The Masked Face’ just to name a few, exhibit true muscle and grit, utilizing all that is fast and technical with Nasum. The album also features spoken segments from Mieszko himself, which greater epitomizes this grind legend.

I could assess a track-by-track synopsis of this album, however this type of examination seems highly unnecessary. Of course, the slower, more pronounced tracks will be much more accessible for newbie’s and the faster tracks will have lasting appeal for those who have been along for the hectic ride. Regardless, this is an impeccable method in bringing remembrance to a group that was disciplined in their craft. Clocking in at a mere twenty-five minutes, this monster of a live set shows Nasum doing what they did best, and will forever bring a smile to my face in recapturing the rendezvous of these Swedish greats.



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accompliceofmydeath
October 23rd 2009



4193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is the only Nasum album I have. I'm not really sure why I started here but, these guys are pretty damn good.

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Raz0rGrind23
October 23rd 2009



422 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good first choice kind sir.....

Dethtrasher
October 23rd 2009



2211 Comments


Nasum fucking rules. I really need some more Nasum, I only have Helvete and Shift. I have been trying to find their EP but I can't find it. Good job on the review.

Wizard
October 23rd 2009



19304 Comments


Solid review. I prefer their studio efforts over this.

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Phantom
October 23rd 2009



8930 Comments


^ pretty much

Wizard
October 23rd 2009



19304 Comments


Grind is tedious live. I can only handle it in small quantities.

Raz0rGrind23
October 23rd 2009



422 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^Yes, I agree. Live settings are really a toss up with grind. I saw Cephalic Carnage recently and they really didn't do it for me. With this Nasum set, 25 minutes is perfect without becoming too tiresome IMO.

@Dethtrasher: Are you referring to their mini cd? They have so much material from the early days.

Wizard
October 23rd 2009



19304 Comments


I should have said "Grind live on album is tedious". Grind live is just fucking awesome.

Dethtrasher
October 24th 2009



2211 Comments


@Dethtrasher: Are you referring to their mini cd? They have so much material from the early days.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the EP I'm looking for is called ''Industrislaven''.

Raz0rGrind23
October 24th 2009



422 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yah, thats a tough one. I know of some vinyl sales and a few downloads but thats about it....

Dethtrasher
November 3rd 2009



2211 Comments


I bought the Grind Finale album a couple of weeks ago and I never realized that it contained all the EP's and shit like that. ''Industrislaven'' was not as good as I hoped it would be but it had some nice moments. But the ''World In Turmoil'' EP was pretty damn solid tbh.

Raz0rGrind23
November 6th 2009



422 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Grind Finale is one hell of an album.



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