Vile Species – S/T

A new day – a new debut! Today’s heroes are Vile Species from Greece. This album was released a few months but due to shitty post service, I got this CD only now. First of all, I want to mention that guys didn’t fucked up, ha!. This self-titled piece of noise good and strong work with all grindcore elements like pissed off yelling, blast beats, and classically short songs. The artwork of this CD is great too, there are no typical college or nuclear blasts with dead politicians, this drawing has a more schizophrenic theme of madness. Some of the characters remind me of the creatures from the Clive Barkers “Nightbreed”. Now, let`s put these 11 tracks on!

Musically, it is infused with punk thrash elements and the guitar tone is pleasantly crusty, it similar to what Corrodent, Rot, and Abortion employ. Blast beats sound good, there is nothing special, but I like that guys didn`t do plastic triggered sound. I think that the bass was lost during the mixing because it`s too cluttered with guitar and vocal. After 3 solid and heavy tracks, the band makes a good twist with the punk-hardcore song “Relentless War”! And this approach works well it makes this music more cheerful. Same with “Σημαίες, Λάβαρα” and “Ammonia Breath“, groovy and punchy these songs are my favorite.

To be honest, I can`t name this work as an “album of the year”, but the guys did their best and the result is worth listening to! 

Rating: 7.5/10    Vile Species bc    Vile Species fb

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