Today’s story will be about something old and, I guess, not well known. Back in the 90th Russian underground was full of death and thrash metal bands, grindcore was not so popular and almost unknown. But there was a group of freaks who tried to play grind, and Orchestral Pit’s Cannibals is one of these bands. “Partitures from Archives” is a compilation released which includes debut album “Exalted Oestrum” (1997), demo “Allenthesis” (1996), and the debut tape “F.R.E.A.K.” (1994). So we will be digging this history in the reversal order. Also, I want to make an accent on this cover art. It honestly gorgeous painting, bloody red color, human remains, and flowers… gloomy image with romantic-cannibalistic mood, haha!
Now let’s start this audio therapy with the material from their first full length “Exalted Oestrum”. First of all, I want to say that this material is pretty cheerful. Riffing is primitive but interesting and it`s also easy to remember. Sound is raw, the same I can say about the production in general, but I still love this stuff. The guitars are loud, drums are pretty goofy… there is also few types of the vocals, high – funny and stupid, and usual growling. I listened to this material a few times on a row and I found a lot from early Napalm Death and Impetigo. I bet these guys were their big fans.
As for the demos, they are cool too. For example songs on “Allenthesis” are more death metal oriented. Material from the “F.R.E.A.K.” is more amateurish and has more noisecore elements.
I think this CD will be interesting for these who love to discover old and not famous bands, for these who lost their old Orchestral Pit’s Cannibals tapes during the decades, and who want to refresh their memories about this nasty band.
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