Relapse Records (2011)
I love metal. But just because I love metal does not mean I love, or even like, every genre. One of them is pure doom which bores me to nervous ticks, another is pure grind. Frankly, I do not get the big hype about Norma Jean, Converge or Brutal Truth. I could not get into the first at all, the second "No Heroes" album so universally praised, I tried three times to give it a chance and failed, and Brutal Truth, there is an overrated band if I ever heard one.
I would probably get crucified or burned at a stake by the metal inquisition for saying this, but to me pure grind is NOT music, it's just noise. Again, I enjoy grind as an element (Napalm Death, Misery Index) and even own several CDs from bands who utilize it as such, but over 50 minutes of screams with buzzing detuned guitars is not my idea of Beethoven legacy.
Maybe I'm getting too old (37) or working in a prison administrative office is making me more serious, but, to put it bluntly, I can't stand this shit. I was hoping, since I hated last BT album, to report some improvement on this one, but c'mon, the closing 15 minutes of buzzing noise that has as much musical value as Scott Walker's morning defecating procedures, is it just to make album duration longer? Prolong the pain on your own dime and time!
Admittedly, although still not worth my time or ears, this sounds a little better (?) than the predecessor so I scored it a little higher, but my sentiment about this band and the necessity of their existence is as dubious as before. Sorry, I just like my music to be more...musical. It's a crazy demand, I know.
Rating: 2.5 / 6
Composed by Dethster4life