Insect Warfare
Evolved Into Obliteration


4.0
excellent

Review

by dopevoid USER (2 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2014 | 19 replies | 984 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "You can't change the world if you sit on your ass."

8 of 11 thought this review was well written

Before you listen to this record, gaze at the cover for a bit. In the foreground, a car holding a single skeleton lies slightly in front of a gigantic pile of skulls. Behind these skulls, a van with the passenger door ajar. Behind all of this, a city is ravaged by a nuclear explosion. The most expedient and accurate description of the album is on the cover - it's like listening to a nuclear blast for twelve minutes with no companionship but the bones of the deceased. Now that you've committed this grim portrait to memory, buckle yourself into the passenger seat of the car in front of you. Make sure you're buckled in tight - it's going to be an intense ride. Push play. The titular track is fairly bold for a grindcore release - the pace is slow, and the drum fills that litter the piece are very unorthodox. Most of the track is drawn out sludgy chords.

"All life ends./We're all dead."

The next eleven minutes grab you by the nuts with a vicelike grip and refuse to let go. From the riff in Self Termination to the final call-and-response guitar-drum assault of grindcore legends Napalm Death's Caught In A Dream, Insect Warfare showcase a stunning display of forward-thinking extreme music. The guitar tone is perfect; distorted enough to get that beautiful buzzsaw brutality but clear enough to hear the riffs presented. Insect Warfare plays very tight, and the drums keep it all together, with technical snare and tom fills, and, yes, blast beats out the wazoo. Simply put, Evolved into Obliteration is some of Insect Warfare's best work.

"You can't change the world if you sit on your ass."

The above quote from eighteen second anti-cop epic Street Sweeper is probably the best representation of Insect Warfare's ethos. Insect Warfare is truly one of the best modern grindcore bands and this EP is a superb showing of the band's best traits - mostly the killer riffs present in almost every song. If you survive the atomic holocaust, get this record by whatever means possible.


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Avagantamos
April 3rd 2014



1847 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sweet review. pos

Hovse
April 3rd 2014



778 Comments


Pos,cool rev/band.

Relinquished
April 3rd 2014



24922 Comments


props

Kman418
April 3rd 2014



10200 Comments


these guys are so much fun

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Motiv3
April 3rd 2014



8923 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great band.

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RiffOClock
April 3rd 2014



1047 Comments


band doesnt exist

BloodSweatandBeers
April 3rd 2014



1006 Comments


nvr did

dopevoid
April 3rd 2014



71 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks for the feedback guys. im assuming the negs are from people i pissed off yesterday. if not, give me some feedback.

RiffOClock
April 3rd 2014



1047 Comments


Insect Warfare plays very tight, and the drums keep it all together, with technical snare and tom fills, and, yes, blast beats


you must be joking!

dopevoid
April 3rd 2014



71 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what part of that sentence do you take issue w

Relinquished
April 3rd 2014



24922 Comments


how generic it is with describing the drumming

dopevoid
April 3rd 2014



71 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

point taken. what's a better way to describe the drums?

RiffOClock
April 3rd 2014



1047 Comments


analrape

SharkTooth
April 3rd 2014



4012 Comments


"the drumming fits in quite well?"

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Colliiiin
April 4th 2014



670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this band, definitely one of the best in the genre.

analrape [2]

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Gwyn.
April 4th 2014



15010 Comments


Sweet

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Tremz
April 4th 2014



443 Comments


only checked their full length and that ruled

dopevoid
April 5th 2014



71 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

a bunch of these songs are actually on their full length.

Gwyn.
May 7th 2014



15010 Comments


All of these songs are on their full length with the exception of the Napalm Death cover



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