Where they from?
Brisbane, Australia. Wow, did not realize Australia was an actual country and not just that shitty Hugh Jackman movie. Oh, what’s this that I’m reading, it used to be some sort of penal colony for the British? Man, ‘penal,’ what a great word. Truly the height of comedy is any word with the ‘peen’ sound in it. Next you’ll tell me it’s also a full continent.
Why the hype?
This band has been on my radar since they first put out their demo in 2014, practicing the art of rudimentary, early Napalm Death/Repulsion inspired grind in the eight long years since then. I’ve always put them in the category of ‘perfectly fine’ until last week when a friend sent me their latest album and I was completely blown away. It hasn’t been since the days that I first discovered Graf Orlock’s demo EP that an album so thoroughly kicked my ass like this. I think it’s the combination of utterly savage, dog/mongrel vocals and D-beats that just feel like someone ramming a steak knife up your asshole that really does it for me.
Shitgrinder, RSR and Headsplit records. There are so many absolutely savage tracks on this little doozy of an album. The opening salvo of ‘Flat Lined’ to the absolutely ferocious beatdown of ‘Skinned’ and then immediately back into the feral tornado of ‘Fucked from Inside.’ It’s been a while since I’ve listened to an album on repeat over and over like this. Strong album of the year contender right here. Get fucked.