Cystoblastosis is a recent 3 peice Mince/Gore band from St Petersberg. This short demo is comprised of stomping Mince tempo punk blasts, with rattling, strangling Bass, echo-ish rehearsal room Drums and necrotic, rasping pitch shifted Vocal. It’s crusted over, reeking and disgusting, with lots of troglodyte grooves, blasting parts and little subtlety, poorly and loudly recorded. The recording quality well accentuates Cystoblastosis’ plodding stampede of weird internet Mincecore. Gory, putrid, Punk as fuck, low rent, lo-fi, lovely. Check it out.
Take That Vile Fiend is another mutant Brainchild of Brad Blarghst, maniac responsible for Super Fun Happy Slide, Blarghstrad and others. Here we have 4 rampant, Noisy Gore abominations, all crapped out in a single afternoon by the mad doctor himself. The results are chaotic and Noisegrind-ish, with some structured moments bursting into pure churning Noise blasts. Bass riffs buried under a tidal wave of Drums and gurgly Vocal spew. A sumptuously placed Simpsons quote opens the demo, and sets the tone of goofy, ‘sloopy’ fun very aptly. Sounds like a somehow-even-more nonsensical version of Super Fun Happy Slide, if such a thing could be possible. Excellent!
Goregrind from Russia/Holland and Chile. Butcher M.D. specialises in the kind of medically accurate, tumor dissecting pathological Goregrind that Nx5 kicks out on an endless basis. Tight, clipped, blood thinning drum programming, surreally precise slabs of Gore Guitars, and exhaustive vomitous gurgle Vocal from none other than Dr. Erwin de Groot. The songs casually move from D Beatish Punk sctions to all out blasting effortlessly and satisfyingly. Totally fucking excellent and altogether too short. Check out their full length here and pay something to download it. GBA play a similar brand of Ghoulish Goregrind, with a touch less precision and more slop. If Butcher M.D. is the cruel, cold surgeon, GBA is the deranged necrophile mutilating corpses in the morgue. More Gorenoise-ish gore tornado parts, maniac riffing with super cold ping Snare blast beats, obligatory wounded animal shifted Vocal. Gross shit! A pairing of similarly excellent current Gore projects. Buy a copy from Twisted Truth Records, poser!
Clogged is a recent project from Australia, featuring members of Roskopp, The Kill, Super Fun Happy Slide and others, adding yet another band to an ever growing incest colony of excellent Grindcore from Melbourne. Clogged here presents a tidal wave of gory gastric flu toilet tornado grindcore virulence. Fat throbbing gore riffs, hyper blasting, deranged Drumming, 3 headed roar/shriek/shifted Vocal, a big Noisecore hard-on sporting Goregrind monstrosity, bursting out of a secret lab and consuming scientists whole. Dense, nasty, un-serious, bizarre and brutal. Their cover of Anal Cunt’s ‘Branscombe Richmond’ is right on the money, and the final track ‘D-rex remix’ is really, really dumb. Just the ticket. I highly recommend dropping 6 credits on this and getting yourself a physical copy, which you can do at the below link. So gross!
Cross Class from the States play raging old school Hardcore with verve and balls. Brutish, blunt yell Vocal, tear-ass Guitar Thrashin’ and toms-heavy hard handed Drumming, not the fastest, not the heaviest, but super pissed off and with plenty of intent. 8 simplistic songs, ear ringing barely-production, less than 7 minutes. No frills, no bullshit. I’ll always have time for a meat-and-potatoes Hardcore record played without regard for the constantly changing cool/not cool landscape of Punk, and Cross Class does this deftly. If you like Hardcore without an Entombed-core sheen or take-me-seriously tuff guy posturing, get this! Buy a tape too.
HUH is a two piece from Japan, playing some awkward, otherworldly rehearsal room Jams. This stuff is completely free associative, meandering, and northless, sounding like the true improvisation it likely is. A bizarre concoction of utterly minimalist recordings based largely in silence, seemingly cut off at random points, combined with louder, more involved Avant Garde freakouts. There’s yelpy madman Vocal, lots of effects, random instruments and percussion punching in and out, the occasional atonal all-together-now blasting commonly found in Noisecore and a truly wild and carefree spirit. This is barely music, beyond even the lower forms of Noise, Free Jazz and other affiliated styles, and obviously that is no bad thing. Brightly random, nonsensical and befuddling, and lots of fun indeed.
Pyoderma Gangrenosum is another project of Goregrind reprobate Andy Ringdahl of Hyperemesis, Reekorhoea and about 40 other bands and projects. This stuff is low rent even by Andy’s standards; fuzzy, crappy blasts of sloppy Autophagia style Goregrind. Real Drums, hollowed-out skull Guitars and Vocal retching of the full-retard kind. Punk as fuck, raw, sloppy Gore nonsense, played for passion and churned out really quick. His conquest of Bandcamp’s Goregrind tag has to be applauded; although you may argue many of his various projects sound near-identical, his sound is immediately recognisable and the man has made quite the online empire for himself. Excellent, as always.