I think my ears exploded.
An album this loud and crazy can do that to you. It hits you like a jackhammer on ďkill modeĒ 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.