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Thursday, September 24, 2009
OK, I'll admit it. I'm kind of a chump.
Sergeant D's post over at Metal Inquisition yesterday got me all misty-eyed remembering the good ol' days of 90's powerviolence/grindcore, to the point that I had to go digging through the Illogical Contraption Phonograph Archives for a little stroll down memory lane.
Anyone else remember what a great idea the whole "powerviolence" thing seemed like back in high school? If you were a confused punker/metalhead, it was the perfect blend of speed, brutality, shitheadism, and skate culture, without pretense or gloss. It really seemed like the best thing ever. Unfortunately, waves of shitty PWV bands ruined the whole thing pretty quick, but not before a couple true gems surfaced -- Such as today's album, the Spazz vs. Romantic Gorilla split.
You already know Spazz. They are fast, they are silly, they have rad samples, and one of their singers always sounds like he's taking a really hard dump. Romantic Gorilla was basically Spazz filtered through the twisted minds of a couple Japanese grindheads, regurgitated with all the speed and weirdness but fronted by a lady. BONUS: Deliciously Engrish song titles like "I Love Wrestler" and "I'm On Diet" (my personal favorite). 9 songs from each band, each in the 0:30 to 2:00 range.
This shit withstands the test of time.
Posted by Shelby Cobras at 10:37 AM