Release DetailsLABEL No Escape Records
RELEASED ON 6/19/2006
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Invention : Destruction
posted on 7/2006 By:
Synopsis: As heavy and pendulous as getting violently tea bagged by King Kong...
Depending on your definitions of metal, Australia’s TDEBN are either really, really slow groovy grindcore a la Cock And Ball Torture and Hymen Holocaust or simply slow chugging groovy death metal with ultra ridiculously low-pitch-shifted vocals.
Either way, the groove filled, mid paced lumbering assault is fucking heavy, simplistically so. Even with few blast beats and occasional screamed vocals to maybe nudge you in a grindcore lean, the tracks are thunderously rudimentary and down-tuned to all hell. Throw in the inhuman burps and guttural burps of Tony Forde (also of Blood Duster) and the overall sense of heft is as palatable as eating Anna Nicole Smiths underpants.
The simply named tracks mimic the band's ultra dense, robust and effectively heavy prose; “Crush”, “Burn”, “Beat”, “Chock”, “Flay”, “Pierce”, etc, but each is a lurching monster of groove and growls that will wreck your speakers. Like I mentioned, a few tracks have a brief pseudo grinding, faster spasms such as “Cut”, “Press” and “Burn”, but it's hardly Nasum and generally short lived. However, the album’s immense girth is derived from the vast number of admittedly repetitive but ever so destructive grooves such as "Shock" and "Burst", that while certainly won’t earn any points with the complex, tech crowd, they rumble like a heard of stampeding Brontosaurs.
Granted, the album wears a little thin as the last few similarly paced tracks ample into view and TDEBN are an obviously one trick pony, but the album doesn’t drag on as it is grincore short, so the wearing down factor never fully sets in. Still, within its 30 minutes is enough sheer heaviness to please both fans of grindcore and death metal.
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