Release DetailsLABEL Listenable
RELEASED ON 10/11/2004
World End Carnage
posted on 9/2004 By:
With members of General Surgery and Birdflesh, Sweden's Jigsore Terror are no strangers to grind. Signed to Listenable Records, Jigsore Terror has been garnering a fair share of hype - even enough to attract Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Infestdead) on board to provide guest backing vocals. Thankfully for us and luckily for the label, they don't disappoint on their first effort, World End Carnage.
Playing a really murky old school style of grindcore similar to Repulsion, they've got all the defining elements of the genre along with the production talents of Mieszko Talarczyk (Nasum, Genocide SS). As far as I'm concerned, nearly everything this man touches turns to gold and World End Carnage is no exception. A warm feeling might wash over you as those familiar drumbeats blast away and that classic guitar melts away your skin. This isn't the perpetual blast grindcore - more of the aforementioned style which focuses more on rhythm than intensity. What Jigsore Terror do is pay equal attention to both, providing the listener with an equal amount of down-tuned groovy riffs and breaks as well as a salvo of effective grinding. The vicious barks and growls have reverb added to further the older feel of the album. Despite the archetypal sound, you get perfect clarity within the instrumentation, right on down to the ridiculously chaotic solos. As I'm listening to this album, I'm cutting a piece of fabric off my jeans and realizing I'm sawing through it with a razor to the beat of the 8th track, "Insane Torture". It's that infectious. With a playing time of 36 minutes, Jigsore Terror play it safe by not overstaying their welcome and leave you wishing for another couple of tracks.
For a debut album, World End Carnage is a solid release. It essentially takes some of the greatest music that was suffering from the worst production and recycles it into something great. Fans looking to rekindle their love for classic grindcore can only benefit from hearing these dedicated Swedes tear shit up. Admittedly though, I can almost already hear someone whining that this album is too unvaried or boring. To those people I'd like to say "suck it up and learn to love it."
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