ROTTEN SOUND – Napalm CDEP/DVD
The appeal for this is really for fans because the DVD contains a live set from the band’s appearance at the Obscene Extreme Fest. Musically it’s faster than a cheetah late for supper with six cuts. The first three blasts of grind are new and the latter trio are NAPALM DEATH covers sans the title of it. As far as Grindcore goes I’ve suffered the children (whoa, is that a pun or what?) way back in the infancy of the genre. On that fateful day many years ago when I read, in the letter’s section of a so-called punk/hardcore zine, the words “sell out” being used against NAPALM DEATH because they dared to release a “death metal record”. I pretty much left the foolish petulant children (atleast in the US) of this scene alone. Years later I heard NASUM and then this band, finally seeing them perform live during that CARCASS reunion tour, and I slowly crept back to the genre. Personally I really consider the Euro version of Grind to be superior to the liberal minded trust fund babies performing it from the states, PIG DESTROYER and a couple of others are the exception.