Cripple Bastards are a band from Italy that has a very long history with a musical style I would describe as being fast and brutal noise/grindcore and this is a review of their 2014 album "Nero In Metastasi" which will be released by Relapse Records.
The album starts out with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and melody and a minute later the music goes into a faster direction and adds in crust influences, blast beats, growls and screams and at times the music slows down to add in more heaviness.
As the album progresses the band continues to their approach to fast and heavy grindcore as well as getting more brutal and adding in technical elements along with some thrash influences and you can hear a great amount of spoken word samples being utilized on this record along with some crustcore style shouting and after awhile guitar solos are added into the mix and on one song they also start getting more experimental..
With this recording Cripple Bastards show that even after 25 years they can still create some heavy and brutal grindcore and unlike the newer bands which mix in more melodic elements this band still remains true to their signature sound.
Song lyrics are written in Italian and cover violent and hateful themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, brutal and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with one of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cripple Bastards and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Malato Terminale" "Lapide Rimossa" "Passi Falsi" and "Splendore E Tenbra". 8 out of 10.