with guest NASTY COUGH & SORE THROAT
doors at 8p!
Anyway, I got this a little over a month ago and it’s been on steady play both in the truck and in the house. It’s a slamtastic set of 11 songs that starts off fast and furious, grabs you by the throat and proceeds to pummel you for 37 exquisitely moshable minutes. Let me make this part really clear: they never let up. Never. The music here is a frantic demonic harnessing of choatic energy. Staggering, towering riffs dominate a beatdown of epic proportions and over it all vocals that were clearly summoned from the netherworld in a ritual too bizarre to be described believably. The whole thing is a stew of headbanging Hades-from-Hindi sounds that just keeps me coming back for more and more and more.
Seems the band was sort of started as a joke, but soon had reason to believe they might be on to something after all. Six years later, they give us this brutal battering ram of an album. WOOT!
Check out the very first track I heard, Blasted Beyond Belief. See what I mean? Starts out brutal, never lets up, just whacks ya over the head with coiled steel and then continues to beat the shit outta you while shrieking in your face. Listen to those riffs; they are the riffs of legends. I can imagine the band stalking them like in a sort of a Indiana Jones & the Temple Of Doom Riffs kind of way, venturing into dark jungles and raiding ancient temples to collect these riffs. Hell, I would if I knew where to go.
Ranti Nasha is another great tune, and judging by the live video the band has posted on their myspace page it’s a crowd favorite. I love how every song the drummer is going a million miles a minute! He’s working his ass off and never misses. The bass sounds like thick heavy cables slapping against a piece of sheet steel, carving a groove that glistens within the furious tribal pounding. Over it all these fucking demons keep screaming at me, taunting me to….? Shake my tailfeather? Srsly? I love this track! A freaking grindcore mosh pit theme song that calls all the way back to a classic juke joint refrain just has to make you smile while stomping in a circle, aye! Good shit! Killer riffs and a sense of humor!
If you’re a headbanger, take a second now and go check your iTunes or whatever music library. Organize your songs by title and then take a look at how many songs start with the word Burn. If you’re like me, it’s quite a few and I bet most of them fucking rock. Just like this song rocks. Just like this band rocks. Awesome fucking hardcore death grind metal, all the way from India. When’s the USA tour guys? This is a breakout album, in my opinion. Excellent production, terrific musicians and rifferific songs that set the bar high in the first 4 seconds and then they jump over it again and again for the rest of the album. This new-fangled brand of Indian hardcoreindustrialdeathgrindmetalcore or whatever it is fucking rocks and I wanna hear more.
And of course, that’s it too; it just makes me wonder: what else are they doing in India that I haven’t heard yet? Is the whole country a hotbed of radical pummeling new metal bands? Could this just be the first in a flood of killer bands from India? That would fuckin’ rock. Oh! I know! I’ma go listen to my Ravi Shankar albums really loud too; I bet he fuckin’ rocks at eleven!
Many thanks to Shashwat at Grey & Saurian for permission to use the album art and my picvids.