Saturday, January 24, 2015

Suffering Mind-Messih Of extermination (LP/2015)

Suffering Mind is a Polish band that express the anti-social rage that had been building up inside of them. So if you think there are fast or extreme bands out there, you have another thing coming. Buckle your seatbelts, baby. This album is a brilliant combination of Terrorizer’s energy, early Napalm Death’s fantastic socially-aware lyrics, and the sheer brutality of Carcass. It displays the band’s wide array of talents; they do it all here. There’s awesome vocal effects, strategically placed samples, lyrics to throw at your capitalist friends and family, and each member of the band is in top form on their respective instrument.The drums about as fast as humanly possible, and does a nice, classy job during the slow sections as well, monster riffs and awesome fills. The guitar sounds very, very heavy, and incredibly crushing. You WILL bang your head, vocals are incredible, mostly shifting between three pitches: normal (unbelievably dark and gorilla-like), deep (which sounds like a grizzly bear barking at you indecipherably), and shrieking like a maniac, sounding absolutely demented. The production is superb for Grindcore. It’s crisp, it’s clear, you can hear every instrument, even the bass! Everything sounds great. All in all, I consider this album absolutely mandatory for Grindfreaks, or anyone curious about what is/was Grindcore, and why it’s a genre worth checking out. Believe me, when i was a kid i used to think Grind was pure noisy incompetence and horridness. Man, i was fkn wrong! Thank you, Suffering Mind, for showing me the light.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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