Magrudergrind   II
3.4
great
Release Date: 2016
Tracklist

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3.5 greatRisodo | April 3rd 18

The second "big" release of Magrudergrind is a drop in quality and sound output compared to their predecessor. With a clear influence in the genre, the band was expected to maintain the aggressiveness and their characteristic brand. But that is not what happened here. The album is far from being bad, but it is worth listening only a few times and then trowing in the bottom of the chest to listen again only in the future. Warm and ordinary, nothing exciting.

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0.0 Finn Baker | February 18th 16

Well I understood approximately seven words on the entire album, but it sure is a headbanger.

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3.0 goodzaruyache | February 15th 16

With no political samples and a less "fun" sound quality that's not heavy or crunchy enough to be "Rotten Sound" level brutal, Magrudergrind's "II" is a pretty OK grind/power violence record, but not much more. What personality their previous album had has been scrubbed away in favor of a more "no frills" approach to grind. The result is a much less fun record that simply doesn't sound vicious enough to warrant the change in sound in the first place. It's OK grind, but unfortunately not much more. :-(

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3.5 greatRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | February 15th 16

Though not quite as blisteringly fast or raw as their self-titled record, Magrudergrind's third full-length stick packs a mean punch as it delivers some tastefully spirited and venomous grindcore/powerviolence. The first seven tracks are decent enough, but the stretch of eight tracks from "Hara-Kiri" to closer "Pharmacide" really takes things up a notch, wonderfully juxtaposing speedy, impassioned grind blasts with slower, pummeling hardcore. While it might not sound like much in terms of originality, II does sound royally angry and fiery, due in no small part to the encompassing production by Converge's own Kurt Ballou. It's a short record, clocking in at twenty-three minutes, but this means no song overstays it's welcome. Once an idea is finished cooking, it's on to the next. This also allows the album great replayability as well. In short, a six-year drought in the Magrudergrind discography comes to a well-deserved halt with this very concise album.

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3.5 greatgrandfather | January 27th 16

Not as good as the s/t, slower than the s/t, but fun as hell. Muddier production, but it works.
Sounds better than the Cult Leader record Ballou produced last year at least.

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2.5 averageMatthias812 | March 15th 19
3.0 goodoldmilwaukee | January 25th 19
4.0 excellentpanagiotis | November 12th 18
3.0 goodEpilogue | September 13th 18
4.0 excellentjohndoe24 | June 7th 18
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2.5 averageAdoreSwancore | April 12th 17
3.5 greatTurtlestlker | March 23rd 17
3.0 goodSpluger | January 23rd 17
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3.5 greatpostmetalhipster | January 9th 17
2.0 poorThy Supreme Vomit Kommando, Nicholas von Nuclearpiss | December 25th 16
4.0 excellentEmperorRyker | December 7th 16
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3.5 greatthejadedlocal | December 2nd 16
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3.5 greatEast Hastings | November 18th 16
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3.0 goodHazelMotes92 | August 22nd 16
3.5 greatanalc | August 19th 16
3.5 greatclosed | August 4th 16
3.5 greatG0atC0re | August 2nd 16
4.0 excellentKorpcun | July 29th 16
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2.5 averageJS19 | April 28th 16
3.0 goodtravisbickle36 | April 11th 16
3.5 greatgrindcorecore | April 6th 16
3.0 goodrobotore | March 30th 16
3.5 greatYetAnotherBrick | March 29th 16
3.5 greatMitch S. | March 26th 16
2.5 averageportableheadd | March 24th 16
3.5 greatRecordedInAPyramid | March 22nd 16
5.0 classichsb | March 19th 16
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3.5 greatSunn177 | March 10th 16
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3.5 greati want to mort. | March 9th 16
3.5 greatHeadbangMastermind93 | March 7th 16
2.5 averagedeezer666 | March 3rd 16
3.0 goodHeckToPay | February 28th 16
4.0 excellentArtax36 | February 28th 16
4.0 excellenttvpartyt0night | February 25th 16
3.5 greatrazedtotheground | February 24th 16
3.0 goodjtswope | February 24th 16
3.5 greatSjukMusic | February 23rd 16
4.0 excellentArctick | February 22nd 16
2.0 poorAshen | February 21st 16
3.5 greatKyussMyTool | February 21st 16
2.0 pooruser user | February 20th 16
4.0 excellentGrinddestroyer | February 19th 16
3.5 greataightnow | February 18th 16
3.5 greatFrank - the rater of 3.5 | February 18th 16
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3.0 goodcharlesdivision | February 17th 16
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3.5 greatjmh886 | February 16th 16
3.5 greatdjunior | February 15th 16
5.0 classicTokareshka | February 15th 16
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4.0 excellentbornthetravestyofman | February 13th 16
4.0 excellentmisaelN04H | February 13th 16
4.0 excellentbreakingthefragile | February 12th 16
4.5 superbSaturdayNightWrist1 | February 12th 16
3.5 greataaronrkc | February 11th 16
4.0 excellentbadtarnes | February 10th 16
3.5 greatProle | February 10th 16
3.5 greatcvlts | February 9th 16
3.5 greatHenchmanOfSanta | February 9th 16

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