Friday, June 12, 2009
Mistress is a now-defunct side project from some of the dudes in Anaal Nathrakh. Far from the grim black metal experimentation of the latter, Mistress lays down a distinctly New Orleans-y brand of swamp-grind in the vein of Soilent Green, Acid Bath (without the melodic vocals), or even a speedier Eyehategod. Although I'm pretty sure there aren't a heck of a lot of swamplands in their hometown of Birmingham, England, Mistress would fit in nicely in a place like Birmingham, Alabama, where shotguns, bongloads, grindcore, and beat up pickup trucks all cohabitate in an uneasy stew of humid discontent. Face-pummeling, doomy, and spattered with a healthy dose of blasting powerviolence. Not very nice at all.