Krupskaya – Dawn of Shattered Silence

Many Grind fans will say that the genre can come in two flavors. First – humoristic, goofy and silly. Second – extremely fast brutal and technical. British Grinders Krupskaya belong to the second kind of grind. These maniacs are really talented and fast, but they do not sound like aNapalm Death or Terrorizer copy, they found their own way in this music. So this piece of noise is not really an album and I will explain to you why. All the songs were released previously, the guys just re-recorded them and changed some parts in them. Also there is a lovely bonus – live recordinbg. “Dawn of Shattered Silence” was released before their insane Russia tour, and the guys ended their tour in Siberia (fuck!). The noise is hidden behind a very dark and impressive cover. This drawing was made by Krupskayas drummer Edgar. Gloomy colors, cracks, owl eyes and many other elements… this art is really deep and amazing. Needless to say that his style is recognizable and it really displays the music of his band. So like the visual side, the music of these British guys is easily recognizable as well. Machine Gun drumming is the very first thing that I noticed when I heard this band the first time. High screaming vocals, and the swarming guitar and bass riffs are crazy too. But now everything above has become even faster, they’ve certainly improved their skills. I can call “Dawn of Shattered Silence” a very technical piece of work. Hard to believe but among that brutality I found a real melody, like in “Contaminated Dead Atmosphere”. As for the live bonus I found it pretty messy but, interesting. The vocal are cluttered with the guitar and drums which is unusual for live recording. But this is just a bonus, so it’s okay. Rating: 8/10 Krupskaya fb Official site

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