Statist is a pretty new band from my home town Kyiv. I was really happy when I heard the promo and caught them on stage. The material was amazingly strong. Sometime later guys finally released a full EP ” … And Joy With Violence)))”. The cover art is odd, ripped off the chicken head, I guess I missed some point, sorry for that. Anyway, the tape looks pretty nice with a simple design, and good sound (which is rare, because the quality depends on many factors of manufacturing).
In total, we got 14 songs of grindviolence with some lite metal and punk notes. As far as I know, guys used an 8 track tape in the studio, this is very surprising.
Musically this is not a clone of well-known bands or something like that. Guys managed to create something their own. Nice sound, good balance between instruments, and the most important thing – energy. Riffs sound more grindcore to me, but the vocal is more from powerviolence or fastcore. Speaking about the vocal, I think this is the most active and powerful instrument here. Alex simply blasting with energy. The bass is pleasantly heavy, with no distortion overloads. Drums are not usual, you will hear some death metal tricks, some grind, and some punk… interesting mix and great drumming skills.
This debut work is perfectly fitting for an evening mosh party. Blast this shit loud and you won’t regret it!
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