Grindcore has changed its form from its first inception in the late 80s through the 90s/early-2000s. Since then, the genre has never died but transformed into something different, with hyperspeed and triggered blast beats (mostly). I think that Titadine is the band that take 70% from old times and 30% from modern days. You’ll especially think about the modern side when you seen this cover art. I think this image is more suitable for a post-hardcore album, but fuck it, that’s not so important. This vinyl also has a cool print on the B side, I love when the labels don’t waste surface on one sided lps. But let’s get back to our 11 tracks…
Unfortunately there is no speed sign on this vinyl, so I fucked up my first try, must say that this music sound pretty sludgy with 33 ⅓ RPM, haha! Few turns of the switch and I found the right speed… First that come in my head after listening, is that fact that this LP has great balance in all songs (except the last one). An old school grindcore base mixed well with modern tricks, like metallic clanking bass guitar sound and some hardcore structures. I even caught some groove/metal moments which fits really nice into all this mess. “11” has a lot of great blast beat sections and they does not sound clean and modern, they sound like grind blasts should sounds. Can’t say that the vocals are unique or something, these roars and yelling simply good for this kind of noise.
Rating: 7.5/10 Titadine bc
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