Grindcore albums tend to scream past listeners with the force of a glass tornado, tearing apart everything within a two mile radius of it until, generally about half an hour later, it ends.
I've tried to get into grind more recently.
I read the Improbable History of Death metal and Grindcore, an excellent history of the two most extreme genres of music and after some test purchases of Pig Destroyer
and Napalm Death
, decided to get more.
This is a very odd little album. With titles mainly stolen from Goosebumps novels (kiddy horror books which I was a big fan of as a child), Dr. Acula have crafted a truly insane blast, spliced by hilarious movie quotes, ear shredding screams and inhuman gurgles.
opens with a charming little ditty before exploding into some truly insane grind, and the maniacal vocal performances continue on How I Got My Shrunken Head
and Cuckoo Clock of Doom
This vocalist is clearly a bit out of whack, but instead of being annoying, it adds an element to the music that hurtles between full force grind, slower death metal and occasional clean sections. The addition of the deathcore trademark 'pig squeal' vocal appears to be more ironic than as a serious employment but to be honest, its a bit difficult to tell (Imagine Strapping Young Lad
, fighting with Pig Destroyer
A bit mad for the uninitiated but ultimately insanely worth it.