Xavlegbmaofffassssit....
Gore


3.0
good

Review

by TheSpirit CONTRIBUTOR (145 Reviews)
August 4th, 2016 | 115 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Something wrong, I shake my head, Harambe gone, a ni**a dead"

With an attention grabbing name like Acidic Vaginal Liquid Explosion Generated By Mass Amounts Of Filthy Fecal Fisting And Sadistic Septic Syphilic Sodomy Inside The Infected Maggot Infested Womb Of A Molested Nun Dying Under The Roof Of A Burning Church While A Priest Watches And Ejaculates In Immense Perverse Pleasure Over His First Fresh Fetus (most often shortened to the much more concise Xavlegbmaofffassssitimiwoamndutroabcwapwaeiippohff fX), it wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to think this South African grindcore/slam band is all flash and no substance. I mean, really" However, you know how the adage goes: "never judge a book by its winding and repugnant title", and as it turns out Gore is actually a genuinely fun, entertaining release and a worthy example of modern grind. Most of it is what you would expect - hardcore barks devolving into pig belches, percussion that defies human capabilities, and a general sense of schizophrenic songwriting - but Xavlegbmaofffassssitimiwoamndutroabcwapwaeiippohff fX are unquestionably good at what they do. Tracks like "Bone Saw" traverse between more traditional hardcore pummeling and mile-a-minute grinding brutality, with the shifts in tempo cutting through any possible monotony like, well... a bone saw. However, despite mainly adhering to the slam/grind formula, there are few welcome expertly placed surprises. The aforementioned track throws in a tasteful melodic lead, and the jazz interlude sandwiched between the neck-breaking slams of " Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is a great deviation from the otherwise redundant heaviness. They may be a tad gimmicky, but it contributes to the carefree attitude that make this EP so much damn fun.


Humorous band name aside, the group knows how to get sentimental, especially with the touching ode to our favorite fallen gorilla, "Dicks Out For Harambe". Breaking new ground for grind, it features not only the traditional pig squeals, but waves of monkey howls scattered throughout. The chorus ("DICKS OUT... FOR HARAMBE!") is almost impossible not to scream along to, and overall the track is definitely the best grindcore/slam tribute we've seen for this hero yet. Gore may be a novelty and utterly ridiculous just for the sake of being so, but that doesn't it stop it from being a thoroughly entertaining listen, top to bottom.



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Ocean of Noise
August 4th 2016


10388 Comments


Well thanks for breaking the site Spirit lmao

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SandwichBubble
August 4th 2016


8523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

jesus, what happened to the page format

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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


24268 Comments


oh so this is why the site is broken

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2016


23942 Comments


lol, nice

LotusFlower
August 4th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you broke the fucking website.

deathschool
August 4th 2016


23034 Comments


What in the name of fuckboy is this?!

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trackbytrackreviews
August 4th 2016


3369 Comments


something something front page broken

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


24498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I knew it would have repercussions, but damn. Also, sorry for posting this so soon after my last review, but I won't be able to do anymore reviews for the rest of the week into weekend, so I wanted to get this one out while I could.

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TheSonomaDude
August 4th 2016


6499 Comments


This band broke the page format

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


24268 Comments


modddddddds

FullOfSounds
August 4th 2016


15764 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Fuck the site is destroyed

Sinternet
August 4th 2016


17901 Comments


nice i saw this on bandcamp, not surprised someone would review it

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trackbytrackreviews
August 4th 2016


3369 Comments


QUICK EVERYBODY WRITE A SHITTON OF REVIEWS TO BURY THIS

SandwichBubble
August 4th 2016


8523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

R U I N E D

Supercoolguy64
August 4th 2016


8687 Comments


this band's name is cursed

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LotusFlower
August 4th 2016


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"QUICK EVERYBODY WRITE A SHITTON OF REVIEWS TO BURY THIS"



IM ON IT.

Sinternet
August 4th 2016


17901 Comments


site looks better like this

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


24268 Comments


nope

Sinternet
August 4th 2016


17901 Comments


if this gets off the front page im gonna review it aswell

TVC15
August 4th 2016


9840 Comments


Looking at that name alone hurts my damn eyes

The music better be as good as you advertise it

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