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Short dose of Mortician worshipping Goregrind from Australia. Storming drum machine (I presume) blast beats underpin crude riffs, Guitar and Bass sounds perfectly grinding away beneath vile, shifted vocal retches. Splatter-y, fast as fuck and with grooving, slower head-banging parts too, fitting nicely between Goregrind and Death Metal; there’s plenty of bouncing, catchy riffs in this brew, along with the torrential blast beat sections. Reminds me of Necrony via Mortician – speed freak Goregrind for mouth breathers.

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Putrid two man Death Metal from members of Undergang and Anatomia. Creeping, slimy, Gory Death of a somewhat Finnish sound, stinking and utterly cadaverous. Inhabits a nice cross section of Death and Doom, Ripping blasting parts festering comfortably amongst slower, boneheaded grooving Doom parts. Memorable riffs straight from the crypt, shambolic drums recorded in that just-right, loud and present but somehow distant and hissing way, and a varied vocal that grunts and growls up a storm. Great demo, this one.

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Named for the J-Pop group in Satoshi Kon’s masterpiece Perfect Blue. This one has a truly frivolous sound, upbeat and fairly annoying if you’re in the wrong mindset, but with a less-than-singular vision of an animated future than マクロスMACROSS 82-99 is capable of. There’s a great deal of appropriation from 16 Bit sounding Video Game soundtracks, which I’ll admit is slightly lost on me. There’s a bit less cohesion here as there is on other マクロスMACROSS 82-99 releases, with various styles approached from track to track. The whole thing could be loosely described as Future Funk, but there are more original remixes and compositions here than we’re used to from this artist. This works to varying degrees; in losing the cohesion マクロスMACROSS 82-99 takes more risks, and to me at least the rewards are fewer as a result. For example, I find the appropriation of well-known bars and refrains from Hip Hop tracks to be rather detrimental to the work as a whole – but again, that’s just me. Overall enjoyable, just missing elements of that certain pointless high concept/low rent and recycled nature that makes マクロスMACROSS 82-99 uniquely interesting to me.

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Grinding Gore slop from Mexico. Dreadfully excellent recording quality, with retching shifted vocal sat astride caustic Guitar/Bass and a-bit-too-quiet tape recorded drums, which actually sound very competent for the most part. Lo-rent and extremely hazardous. Largely ploughs along at full speed but there’s moments of drop tempo Mince parts and Punk beats to keep things fresh (stagnant?). Largely unoriginal and very entertaining. 7 Tracks in 7 Minutes, for those of short attention spans and stunted social skills.

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Developer’s Self titled Cassette, released on Brise Cul Records, is both hazard and healing, a conflicted spiralling collage of minimal field recordings and bludgeoning noise frequency terrorism. Lots and lots of cuts send the listener plummeting through layers of sounds, thrown to and fro from pitch to pitch, once-decipherable bird calls and landscape sounds lost in hideous delay, only to float to the surface once cataclysmic events settle in falling dust. Developer does this kind of cut-up assault in ways the masters would fear. Cool.

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Living Wall is an incredibly accurate title for this project from the States. Dense fleshy walls of hyper driven binary blast beats, ‘Guitar’ and ‘Bass’ sounds with little point of reference to anything resembling music, mangling Noises as teeth in the jaws of an enormous flesh construct from a 16th dimensional reality. Gurgly, horrible, inhuman, almost fizzy sounding. Not subtle, not particularly reverent to genre, just an enormous wall of destructive, over-dense noise. Maybe this fits somewhere between Cybergrind and Gorenoise. Maybe this only fits in the nightmare plane from whence it spawned. Catastrophic, confusing and just a little bit silly. Excellent.

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Danish Death Metal ghouls Undergang’s 2015 full length ‘Døden Læger Alle Sår’ is a delight of crusty, gory Death. Necrotic, largely mid-paced, massively greasy Death Metal done to perfection. Shambolic, gooey and corpulent with Autopsy style melodies, fast n loose rhythms and super low necromancer vocal. Undergang nails their own gruesome sludgy, doomy Death Metal with aplomb, keeping songs loose, sloppy and Punk. Savage! I was late to the Undergang party, don’t sleep on this record, or anything else on their bandcamp page for that matter.

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