(Our always-welcome friend Professor D. Grover the XIIIth returns to the site with the results of his latest varied musical investigations.)
Greetings and salutations, friends. Although I find that I am ever inundated with new music (with the likes of new releases from Midnight, Goatwhore, Vintersorg, and the almighty Bölzer vying for my time), I somehow manage to work my way through past releases that I somehow missed out on, and an unlikely quintet of albums have been especially prominent recently. Thus, this month’s investigation has a specific focus on the exhumation of past releases. I hope you brought your shovels.
SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION
We begin with the filthy, riff-laden death/grind of France’s Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition. I have thus far heard their self-titled album from 2001 and their most recent release, 2011’s bizarrely-titled Sheep’n’Guns. They are both quality releases, but it is Sheep’n’Guns that first sparked my interest, and so that shall be our focus for today. What truly caught my ear and made Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition stand out from the legions of other death/grind bands is the surprising amount of groove in their music, a motif that is devastatingly effective when paired with the death/grind/punk riffs present in their music. The production is a bit clean for grindcore, but the music is so good that it really doesn’t matter.