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Me: Hey man, can I get a light?
Random Metalhead Outside a Club (“RM”): Yeah, help yourself.
Me: Thanks man. (firing up a coffin nail) So, what did you think of that last band, Early Graves?
RM: Mayhem, man! Just absolute fuckin’ mayhem!
Me: Exactly! It was like bein’ hit by a big fuckin’ truck, wakin’ up with tread marks embedded in your face.
RM: Fuck yeah! That was some amazingly heavy shit. What the fuck were they playin’?
Me: All those songs were from their new album, Goner.
RM: Good name for this kind of music, that’s for sure. It’s just, raw, eye-gouging, fuck-it-all shit. It’s like punk rock except with the heaviness dialed into the red zone.
Me: Yeah, I’m with you on that. Kinda reminded me of early Entombed, except faster, Entombed on a grindcore binge. Definitely heavy. That fuzzed-out bass is really up-front in the sound, and the fucking drummer just crushes his shit, absolutely fuckin’ berserk. But you’re right about the punk rock thing. It’s definitely got those punk rhythms and pacing.
RM: But, you know, it wasn’t all just non-stop scorching. There was that one song that just started grinding down into a sludgy, crusty rhythm. That shit reminded me of this sweet car I used to have, the day the fucking engine just seized up on me. Sounded like the whole fuckin’ thing was coming apart and then it just stopped. Gaskets were just corroded to shit. I had to rebuild the motherfucker with money I didn’t have.
(more after the jump, including a song to hear . . .)
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