Transient are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a very fast, heavy and brutal form of crust/grind and this is a review of their self titled 2013 album which was released by Six Weeks Records.
"Bottom Feeder" starts off with heavy blast beats, brutal guitar riffs and high pitched screams which speed up after awhile while also slowing down towards the end.
"Goad" starts off with a powerful bass line, before the blast beats, fast grindcore riffs and screams kick in going into a faster direction while also utilizing a brief use of slow breakdowns.
"False Philanthropy" starts off with a slow grindcore riff and powerful drumming before getting faster and brutal with a mixture of deep death metal growls and high pitched screams while also slowing down for only a few seconds.
"Narcissus Nemesis" starts off with blast beats, fast grindcore riffs, and high pitched screams while also mixing in hardcore break downs and slow parts at times.
"Sustain The Yoke" starts off with slow drums, guitar riffs and high pitched screams before speeding up and adding in blast beats as w ell as the switches back and forth between the slow and fast parts.and towards the end a powerful bass line makes its presence known.
"Antipositivism" starts off with blast beats, fast riffs and deep death metal growls before going into high pitched screams
"Praying Mantic" starts off with a powerful bass line before the fast drums and guitars make their way into the song which leads up to the high pitched screams and blast beats.
"Waste Nuts' starts off with fast drums, guitars and high pitched screams while also mixing in mid paced parts at times.
"Cataphora" starts off with mid paced drums, guitar riffs and screams before speeding up and adding in blast beats while also slowing down at times and adding in powerful bass lines.
"Phythia Misunderstood" starts off with fast drums, guitar riffs and screams before mixing in blast beats and deep growls as well as slowing down in some parts.
"The Shape Of the Grind To Come" starts off with powerful drumming, hardcore style riffing and screams with the song only speeding up for a few seconds.
"Positivism" starts off with powerful drums, mid paced riffs and screams before speeding up and adding in blast beats before going into a slower direction before getting fast and brutal again.
"Big Man Plick" starts off with blast beats and fast riffs before slowing down adding in fast bass lines and back to fast and brutal with screams.
"Snoop Sion" starts off with heavy riffs, d rums, bass and screams before speeding up and adding in brutal blast beats a s well as slowing down at times.
"Swallowing Androcles" starts off with powerful drums and bass playing before the fast guitar riffs, blast beats and screams make their way into the song as well as mixing in some mid paced and slow sections.
"Van Grinder" starts off with blast beats, fast riffs and screams before slowing down and going into a heavier direction.
Song lyrics on the album cover violent, everyday and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, brutal and professional sound where you can hear all of t he musical instruments that are present on t he recording.
In my opinion Transient are a very great sounding crust/grindcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bottom Feeder" "Narcissus Nemesis" "Antipositivism" and "Snoop Sion". RECOMMENDED BUY.