It’s not unusual for us to premiere new music. It is unusual for us to premiere three tracks from the same release at the same time. But that’s what we’re doing today — and it will take you a grand total of two minutes to hear them. However, if you’re like me, you’re going to spend more time listening to them again, and again. Once is not enough.
The names of these three tracks are “Mental Depravation” (28 seconds), “Know Your Shit Or Live In Ignorance” (71 seconds), and “The Dance of Deceit” (21 seconds). They are three of 18 tracks by the Venetian band Stench of Profit that will appear on a forthcoming split entitled New Doomsday Orchestration with fellow Italian destructors Mindful of Pripyat. The split will be released by Everlasting Spew on March 1.
You may remember the name Mindful of Pripyat, because we premiered two of the tracks from their side of the split in mid-January. Those songs were damned destructive. So are these three.
We were acquainted with Mindful of Pripyat before that January premiere thanks to previous episodes of recorded savagery with their name on it. Stench of Profit is a new acquaintance.
The project began in 2014 through the collaboration of of guitarist/vocalist Lory (Psychotomy, Deus Irae, The Gang Bang Theory) and vocalist Mauri (Insane Assholes, Wargore, Pit of Toxic Slime, Snuff Movies After Dinner, Mano Armata Grind Congrega). They released their first demo in 2015 under the name 21 ways to say fuck (I’m always interested in improving my vocabulary, so I’m going to track that one down), and a Stench of Profit single was also included in a compilation that same year. And for the songs on this split they were joined by drummer Giovanni, who is also in Mindful of Pripyat and Corporal Raid.
It will take you only somewhat longer to listen to our premiere than to read these words, but I’m going to write them anyway, because no one can stop me:
If you haven’t guessed already, Stench of Profit are grindcore barbarians (I assume they took their name from a Brutal Truth song off their classic 1992 debut album). With riffs that have a deep, filthy sound, sometimes storming and sometimes raking and jabbing, and a drum attack that resembles automatic weaponry, the band create a violent noise… something like mechanized warfare. It’s ferocious, verging on chaotic but not quite over the edge, because the grooves are quite present and quite quickly addictive.
The vocals also stand out, veering from gruesome roars to reverberating howls and skin-splitting shrieks, the kind of vocals that would be at home in a horror-prone death metal band, or perhaps a frenzied and freakish collaboration between torturer and torture victim.
As mentioned, New Doomsday Orchestration will be released on March 1 by Everlasting Spew. The cover art for the split was created by Too Many Skulls. Everlasting Spew will release the split on 12″ vinyl, on CD, and as a digital download. To pre-order the album in physical form, click HERE or visit Bandcamp via this link, where a digital pre-order is also available:
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