Shitbrains / Controlled Existence

So for today’s review, we have an interesting split 7″ with the US Shitbrains and Czcesh Controlled Existence. I think this is a good chance to compare two schools of grindcore. Don’t you think so? Our first guests are from LA. Shitbrains playing a damn punchy kind of grindcore. The first thing that comes up is a wall of riffs and endless screams. These American citizens show us that they are not joking. Drum structures are good too. Guys found a good balance between blastbeats, d-beat, and polka beat. All material is varied, it has grind, hardcore and a drop … Continue reading Shitbrains / Controlled Existence

Barren – I

Belgia is a nice country, especially for the grind. The scene there have so many good bands, I think I can talk for hours about the noise underground in that country, but today I want to stop at only one name Barren. So this monster consists of (ex) Agathocles, Aborted, Emeth, Suppository, Human Vivisection, Everyone dies Alone members. From the title of this album, you can understand that this is their first full-length. Must admit this is damn good work with solid sound and artwork. Speaking about art, this is not a typical grind cover, I think it`s more topical … Continue reading Barren – I

N​.​H​.​G / Grinder Flesh

This is a real grind attack from South America! I`m really glad to see that more and more grindcore bands are showing up! Before the end of the year Wise Grinds Records dropped a split with Argentina’s N.H.G and Chile’s Grinder Flesh. I`m familiar with the first band but Grinder Flesh is a new name for me. Hope you`re curious as I`m, so let’s put this bad boy on our old turntable! I will be honest, this is the best material of N.H.G that I heard till today. Guys kick in with a solid portion of dense sound and riffs, … Continue reading N​.​H​.​G / Grinder Flesh

Antigen – Dust & Ashes

The Czech crust scene has a lot of cool bands, but somehow I missed a lot of the names (but that`s because I mostly focused on the grind genre). Anyway, I need to have to fix my own ignorance. Here is a very nice melodic crust punk band from Prague. Dust & Ashes is not a new album (it was released in 2020), but it was released only in vinyl format. Now thanks to Romantic Songs rec and Global Help rec we have a CD version! Hmm, this band used almost all classic attributes of the genre. Starting from the … Continue reading Antigen – Dust & Ashes

Necessary Death – S/T

Last Necessary Death released their debut EP. This is a young band from South Bend, Indiana, but don’t be fooled, these guys have a ton of experience. Guys choose a simple idea for cover art, black and white colors, rotten remains of a human (?). Nothing much but everything looks very classic. All in all, we have here only 5 songs but that is more than enough to get into this noise. This is just the first step of the band, but man… these guys are awesome. The whole material is so heavy and dense. The guitar sound, bass, blast … Continue reading Necessary Death – S/T