2013 demo from Australian 2-piece Grindcore band Shitgrinder. Hair trigger snap snare Grindcore fury,  seared sides of power chord annihilation underpinned by masterfully recorded drums that cut through just right. The drumming is devastatingly effective, crafted to summon those fist banging destroy-your-living room transitions from one foot blast beat heat to half time thrash, the Guitar is thick and crushing, the vocal tears from shriek High to blurted grunt lows. Really good production, perfectly loud and distorted. Sick, punk, blasting Grindcore. This demo is awesome back to front.



Bloodthirsty Harsh Noise Wall from the cannibal master out of Germany, released in 2013. Cannibal film inspired project, rumbling static walls to conjure images of headhunters in the burning green inferno, roaring fires destroying riverside settlements. Creepy, cinematic walls of flicker flame static, low noise scrape and cruel machete ritual intent. Both tracks are long, sweltering and unmoving. Pale flesh to be torn asunder… rip their fuckin guts!!



Immensely thick vomit from the States. Putrid, super heavy Death Metal carnage. Great USDM demo sound, gory and nascent early 90’s Brutal Death Metal, bludgeoning and totally sick. Blasts as well as mid paced crusher blunt parts, vomitous rumble of Bass sounds, belching low growl vocal of obscurity, with fat mucous dripping riffs. ‘Truly fucking ugly and deformed shit’. Yep. Blasting, gory, lo-fi. Disgusting and completely crucial.

Terrible Mutilation Records.


Black Lagoon Death/Grind straight out of the fuckin swamps! Dipygus are a three piece from California, ‘Deathooze’ being their first full length. And it’s killer! Festering, blasting Death with an abundance of grooves and weird time signatures, gnarly solos bursting out of the pipes, and really fucked up sounding seething low vocal attack. These songs lumber between slow ass crocodile-on-land plodding Doom into furious death rolling Grind and back, fungal grooves ensnaring you as you’re thrashed about in the foul morass. Profane, chaotic, disgusting Death Metal/Grindcore for Alligators. Great samples, too! Get a tape if you’re able. I got one from Caligari Records.



Hideous Musique Concrete type sounds of the absolute lowest order. The only thing I can compare either artist to, really, is NEGATIVLAND; I know there’s a vast world of plunderphonics type sounds out there but I’m not very knowledgeable about that sound at all. All I know is this split sounds so weird and headachy. Despicably lo fi, chaotically depraved collision of the reverend Albert Tross’s signature slime landscapes, full of seasick dread and moribund pointless sample attacks, and Kapt’n Krank’s tolerance defying weirdo cut’n’paste vocal sample assault fuck uppery. Stream of consciousness stand-up comedy routines, bad trips for the ill-prepared. Not recommended to anyone.

Mortville Noise


Weird sounding noisy Death/Gore from the States. The production on this one is just bizarre; moments here and there sound like hoovering dub bass lines, for god’s sake. Weird riffs, strange non-artsy drum patterns and arrangements, and strange Vocal exhortations to a bizarre demise. Those instruments have an odd, great tone, just humming away in total crypticism. Grimy, sometimes Doomy overdriven Death Metal, with a fair amount of tempo variation and little pieces of Industrial influence to be found. The thing I like best about Coffin Sore is that their demo isn’t trying to ape it’s heroes (whoever they may be) – I clearly don’t generally have a problem with the hero worship so prevalent in Grindcore, Goregrind, Death Metal etc, it’s just nice when a project like this one appears, firmly and uniquely fucking odd. Highly recommended!