Population Control are a band from Australia that plays a mixture of grindcore, death metal, crust, punk and hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "War Machines".
Spoken word samples start off the ep before going into a fast grindcore direction along with blast beats and death metal growls and the band also slows down at times and adds in hardcore style breakdowns and on the other tracks the bass playing sounds very powerful and they also add more death metal influences into t heir musical sound.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and each track starts off with a spoken word samples and there are also a great amount of old school grindcore elements and brutality being displayed on the tracks and all of the songs are very short in length with the longest one being a little over 2 minutes and they also close the ep with a cover of Nasum's "Scarecrows".
Population Control have a very heavy and old school style of brutal grindcore with their musical sound which also brings in other musical genres as well, the production sounds very raw and heavy while you can still hear all of the musical instruments while the lyrics cover dark, violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion Population Control are a very great sounding mixture of grindcore, death metal, crust, punk and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Force Fed" "Collapse" "World Burns To Death" and "Population Control". 8 out of 10.