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Review

by Jawaharal USER (33 Reviews)
December 20th, 2005 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


I think my ears exploded.

An album this loud and crazy can do that to you. It hits you like a jackhammer on ďkill mode" or whatever some super jackhammer would have on it. It leaves you breathless and almost leaves you on the floor having a concussion. While all of the mentioned over exaggerations are clichť metaphors and similes, they arenít far from the truth.

This album is just 100% of crazy, crazy grind. Itís an 18 minute relentless assault of noise. From the beginning feedback to the final scratching of the guitar this album is just nuts. The production is raw and the guitars and drums are as fast as humanly possible. The vocals are often high screeches and lyrics are obviously of no importance because itís impossible to decipher anything he is saying. The music has little melody, sometimes none, but hell, who needs that when you can head bang to extreme noise for 18 minutes? In fact, this album doesnít really feel that musical at all, itís more of a listenable collection of noise.

Short blasts of guitar noise may not be as appealing as you think but this album is listenable. Every now and then youíll be sampled a little memorable melodic bass lick or a somewhat calmer sample of what really sounds like a guitar. The songs donít really go anywhere, but they donít need to seeing as they are regularly around 50 seconds. If anybody buying this is expecting regular loud and rowdy metal, than they will find this a surprise.

Of course being all heavy and non-stop action can bore someone or even make the listening unbearable. The songs are almost impossible to distinguish between on a first listen and you often may find yourself a couple tracks further than you thought you were. Iím sure many rock fans or even metal fans wonít exactly find a melody lacking, super fast, drugged up abomination of an album quite to their liking. Some of the songs on here donít even sound like music, its more noise with rhythm than music. But hey, thatís what grinds supposed to be right?

Grind isnít for everyone, but for those who do enjoy it, this album is a great buy only dragged down by a few little flaws. Itís not really original, nor breathtakingly good, but itís sufficient enough for people to rock out to. I guess if you really donít like it you could use this album to give your mom a heart attack, or whatever you people do with albums.



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cbmartinez
December 20th 2005


2525 Comments


The title track is chilling. Amazing band.

pulseczar
December 20th 2005


2385 Comments


Good review, but I don't listen to anything louder, heavier or more aggressive than my Neil Diamond records

girl you'll be a woman soon.

Zebra
Moderator
December 20th 2005


2647 Comments


I don't usually enjoy this type of music, but I think I might give it a chance.

Good quick and easy to read review.



Jawaharal
December 20th 2005


1832 Comments


For some reason comments aren't showing up for this review :/

Neil Diamond is one hXc grinder. His name synomous with death and destruction.

Cravinov13
December 20th 2005


3854 Comments


Intresting, I may check these guys out.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
December 20th 2005


3995 Comments


Really overrated. The one band thrown in the "emo violence" (BS) genre that really belong elsewhere. That would be true if "emo violence" were in fact a legit term.

Jawaharal
December 20th 2005


1832 Comments


I thought they were classified as crust grind?

Rudd13
December 20th 2005


952 Comments


Everything about this album is a mouthful.

Cheeto strikes again.

^
(Means you rawk.)

Dancin' Man
December 20th 2005


719 Comments


Ehhh.... decent stuff. Not creative enough for my liking. Nice review, we need grind.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
December 21st 2005


3995 Comments


cheeto, crust-grind and emo violence? Who cares? It's all ridiculous. They are teh spaz. That's what they're about at the end of the day.

Jawaharal
March 19th 2006


1832 Comments


I've been diggin this.

LifeInABox
July 24th 2007


3708 Comments


I just got this. Can't wait to check it out.

The title track is chilling. Amazing band.
What title track?This Message Edited On 07.24.07

cbmartinez
July 27th 2007


2525 Comments


I don't know, maybe the track I have was mislabeled. Basically some dude giving like an autopsy-esque speech over some background noise.

LifeInABox
July 27th 2007


3708 Comments


That's Folded Space: Lead Poisoning & Distortion.

Zorn
December 29th 2008


9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

excellent album

Rationalist
December 23rd 2009


880 Comments


excellent album(2)

sixdegrees
April 13th 2013


17088 Comments


u could say this is pretty heavy

Digging: School Food Punishment - Air Feel, Color Swim

Rev
April 13th 2013


9423 Comments


if it wasn't 1 am I would spin my LP of this


shit's purple and awesome

Kman418
August 7th 2013


10482 Comments


cool stuff

Digging: AIDS Wolf - Cities of Glass

sixdegrees
August 7th 2013


17088 Comments


ripped me a new one yea



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