Fastcore and powerviolence genre are integral parts of our small and noisy underground, personally, I love that kind of noise, and today I want to talk about the split release of Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish / Nothing Clean (because this is a nice example of these genres). The first guys are from Switzerland and the second are from the UK. And the next 10 minutes will bring us a harsh joy of fast music!
So as I already said Swiss boys Exorbitant Prices Must Diminish are the first in the line. I swear I`ve heard this name before, but it`s hard to remember each band I saw or listen to. So let me re-discover it, hehe. This music is a savage symbiosis of grindcore and powerviolence with some punk attitudes. Of course, these songs are fast and short with classical structures and sound. Loud yelling and buzzing guitar sound are the main attributes of this band. The bass sounds not so bright, but maybe it`s because of the format. I especially love how these drums sound, it`s awesome to hear so many clear cymbals in the songs. Verdict – great stuff, especially for the beginners.
Nothing Clean are quite famous, I remember that their album was a real blast and many people were crazy about it. The material is much more aggressive than songs of EPMD, but the sound is worse. It`s very raw and messy with all these fast riffs it sounds almost like a noisecore. But guys totally compensate it with huge pumping energy. This stop/play shit is evil, haha! I feel that the frontman was pissed off during the recording, because his screams are full of hate, ha! Good stuff, but I wish the sound be a bit better.
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