Sep 092019


The band is Rank and Vile (a nice play on words). The name of the song is “killdozer.” — intentionally lowercase, the period intentionally inserted at the end, just like all the song titles on their new album redistribution of flesh. (same with the album title). Regardless of punctuation choices, the song title is absolutely accurate. It is an audio killing machine, as heavy as a bulldozer, but capable of moving with the speed and agility of a big cat chasing prey on the savanna.

This death-grind unit from Portland, Oregon, only came together last year, but the newcomers aren’t tyros. And they already seem to have a very clear vision for their music, which pulls influence from the sounds of bands such as Entombed and Gatecreeper, Rotten Sound and Megrudergrind, and Black Breath. The results of their work turn out to be savagely mauling experiences, and big adrenaline triggers. Continue reading »