Insult
Emo-Bashing Fastcore Pimps


3.5
great

Review

by ThatPoorBastard USER (1 Reviews)
November 2nd, 2010 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An overlooked gem, and some of the most brutal, unforgiving power-violence out there.

Emo-Bashing Fastcore Pimps is the discography of powerviolence band Insult, and what it makes up for a perceivable lack of originality, it more than makes up for with it's fast-pace, near-unrelenting brutality, and varied guitar parts. However it's main downfall is the use of samples in almost every track, which really damages the flow of the record.

The vocals on the album are one of the definite strong points, prominently sticking to the high pitched barks common in the genre, and while some listeners may become annoyed by the seemingly monotonous vocal delivery, it in my opinion enhances the overall brutality of the record, with the almost constant enraged roar, pounding into your skull. The guitar is another strength of the record, every song features many speedy, brutal riffs, and although most of these are based around power-chord progressions, the two guitarists manage to keep the record sounding fresh, and not overly repetitive.

The rhythm section is very strong on the album, as is typical of the genre, the bass does not stand out particularly, and unfortunately it is almost inaudible for lots of the album, however this does not tarnish the sound especially, as the album still sounds well balanced, in that respect. The drumming on the record is almost machine-like, with every blast-beat or poly-rhythm being hit perfectly throughout the entire album. This provides a strong backbone, to the guitar and vocals.

As I mentioned previously, the overuse of samples is the main problem with the album. What makes this even more frustrating, is that some of them are quite a worthy addition to the song, but the fact they are used in every song, makes the album seem kind of gimmicky. The most prominent example of them being used well on the album, is in the opener, Modern Fascist Rednecks, the sample used is an extract from "A Clockwork Orange."

"There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence."

I think the nature of this sample, especially considering the film it was taken from, sets the mood of the album perfectly, but after 5 or 6 songs where all of which feature a sample of some kind, it just gets irritating.

It would be very difficult to pick out standout songs as only two songs surpass two and a half minutes in length, however the ones which stick out most in my head, are Yellow and Payback, excluding the epic eleven minute closer, which goes without saying.

To summarise, I think this album is a very strong and consistent slab of powerviolence, it is fast-paced, noisy, and at times tumultuous, but in a good way. However I can only rate it a 3.5 as it gets repetitive at times and the samples diminish the flow and overall quality.


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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 2nd 2010


31162 Comments


Have some artwork

Digging: LV and Joshua Idehen - Islands

combustion07
November 2nd 2010


5359 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I've been meaning to check this out for awhile.

SeaAnemone
November 2nd 2010


20304 Comments


Bet this band doesn't know what emo is... NOW IM EVEN PISSED-ER THAN THEY ARE!

Digging: Holy Sons - Lost Decade II

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 2nd 2010


10594 Comments


Who are you? You changed your name

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 3rd 2010


23819 Comments


Awesome album title

Winsomniac
November 3rd 2010


7972 Comments


lol'd so hard

ffs
November 3rd 2010


4873 Comments


good review. not really into powerviolence though

ZippaThaRippa
November 3rd 2010


2418 Comments


BUT IT'S SO COOL! Will DL when I get a spare moment.

Ovrot
November 3rd 2010


10494 Comments


WTF is powerviolence?

ffs
November 3rd 2010


4873 Comments


about halfway between hardcore punk and grindcore basically. idk man read the wikipedia page

ZippaThaRippa
November 3rd 2010


2418 Comments


srsly

Ovrot
November 3rd 2010


10494 Comments


When I hear power-violence I think of like Power Metal with lyrics about nazis and shit.

But thats just me.

alachlahol
November 3rd 2010


7489 Comments


nope just really fast hardcore

kitsch
November 3rd 2010


5107 Comments


ugh

ThatPoorBastard
November 3rd 2010


69 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yay a pos

ThatPoorBastard
November 3rd 2010


69 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

why are you ugh'ing?

kitsch
November 3rd 2010


5107 Comments


combination of this review
how shitty this band is
and the stupid explanations of powerviolence

hardcore evolved into grind on the east coast
pv on the west coast

ThatPoorBastard
November 3rd 2010


69 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

did my review suck?

kitsch
November 3rd 2010


5107 Comments


just some annoying grammatical stuff

The drumming on the record is almost machine-like. With every blast-beat or poly-rhythm being hit perfectly throughout the entire album. This provides a strong backbone, to the guitar and vocals.

these are two weak sentences and a fragment that could be condensed into one sentence

ThatPoorBastard
November 3rd 2010


69 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Does that really constitute a neg?



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