Release DetailsLABEL Shiver Records
RELEASED ON 9/1/2007
posted on 5/2008 By:
I sit on a pretty fine line when it comes to grindcore. The way I see it, you have three categories. You have the largest one, which constitutes indistinguished 15-40 second chunks of sloppy blasts with abrasive screaming and a three chord max punk-rooted "rhythm". Also, you have the bottom trolling, comically heavy category of pure death sludge with mechanically distorted gurgle vocals and a drum machine with two beat settings. Unfortunately, I normally view these two as pure nonsense and a complete waste of instruments, time, and life. And in the severely undersized portion, you have grindcore with hints of structure, diversity, and intelligence. Where does Putrid Inbred dwell? If you've glanced at the scores, it shouldn't be a strain to figure out, unless you're a Pig Destroyer or Nasum fan.
While I hardly consider any grindcore to be "cutting edge" or "forward thinking", I do consider some to be positively lumbersome with enough thought, distinction, and energy to make it a fun listen worthy of repeated plays. Leng Tche provides a fitting example of this breed, as well as Putrid Inbred. In the tradition of labelmates Fleshmould & Suhrim, and a quickly growing Belgian death/grind sound (almost always provided by Shiver Records), the initial impression of Putrid Inbred beholds thick'n'chunky detuned depth and obesity, and percussion that ranges from a rolling freight train to a shotgun blast within a foot of the aural canal. If one were to observe song titles and quickly come to a conclusion about the nature of the material at hand, one would see "Graveyard Groceries", "I Eat Dead People", "Stillborn Stew", and "Clit Kebab" and most likely realize this is not intended to stir the deepest emotions of pride or write the next Harry Potter installment. This is from the chronicles of old-school gore/death subject matter mated with a crushing modern death/grindcore sound. Putrid Inbred is a tight unit void of wasteful slop and posess energy that few groups of this genre can deliver, when and if it is harnessed properly.
So hell has frozen over and I have uncovered grindcore that is mildly satisfying and not the soundtrack for the lobotomized of countries of the 3rd world. Investigate what Putrid Inbred has to offer on Scavenger. If you crave the occasional dose of primitive grind but with a more intelligent musical approach, Scavenger just might be your can of beans.
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