Tuesday, July 26, 2016

F.A.M/Human Cargo/Deformeathing Productions/2016 CD Review


  F.A.M  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore,  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Human  Cargo"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Deformeathing  Productions.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  guttural  death  metal  growls  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  influences  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  d  beats  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  Elements  of  crust  can  be  heard  in  the  music  at  times  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  pig  squeals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  samples  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  tracks avoid  using  any  guitar  solos  or  leads  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  My  Dying  Bride's  "All  Swept's  Away"  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them. 

  F.A.M  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  most  brutal  elements  of  crust  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  musical  style  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  death  and  murder  themes.

  In  my  opinion  F.A.M  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Junkie"  "VI"  "Human  Cargo"  and  "Loneliness".  8  out  of  10.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Negative Thought Process/Methylene Butterfly/Hibernacula Records/2016 CD Review


  Negative  Thought  Process  are  a  duo  from  the  United  Kingdom that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore,  industrial and  power  violence  and  this  is a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Methylene  Butterfly"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Hibernacula  Records.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  and t hey  have  a  sci  fi  atmosphere  to  them before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  aggressive  shouting  vocals  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  the  music  incorporating  more  elements  of  grindcore.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  incorporate  a  small  amount  of melody  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  starts  bringing  in  more  industrial,  crust  and  power  violence  elements

  Negative  Thought  Process  plays  a  musical  style t hat  takes  crust,  grind,  power  violence  and  industrial  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  real  life  experiences  with  drug  problems.

  In  my  opinion  Negative  Thought  process  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  crust,  grind,  power  violence  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "New  Years  Destitution"  "Masocutter"  "Sewing The  Wound"  and  "Rupture_Rapture".  8 out  of  10.

 

Grindbashers Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Hello there, Grindbashers is currently rehearsing for live gigs, and we’ll work on new songs in September. Since we have our own studio, we’ll record the new songs, maybe we’ll have enough material to release another full length album in 2017.  We still have 10 songs left from the InfoNympho session, which we’ll release on a 4 way split album at the end of 2016.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The musical sound of this album is Grindcore, with a little bit of metal and doom influences. It differs from previous releases in the way we recorded it. This was the first time we recorded, produced, mixed and mastered an entire album. In the past we recorded @ the Dirty Bird Studio’s, from Fredde (Massive Assault / Sledgehammer Nosejob), and Mathieu mixed the albums together with Fredde. He has learned a lot during these sessions, and has put his skills in good use for InfoNympho.

It was a struggle to get the album as it is right now, we have spent a lot of time to get the sound how we wanted it to be. It was a totally D.I.Y. experience and we have learned a lot about recording your own album. The next albums are going to be recorded by ourselves too, it is somewhat addicting to do it yourself!

The sound we tried to create is open and heavy, we dislike the way most new albums sound, with the drums taking the lead role in the mix. We think we made a product on which you can hear every instrument.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
The main topic on InfoNympho lyrically is modern communication, including social media. This started out with Mathieu, who wrote a song called InfoNympho. It is not a concept album, but most of the songs hit this subject. Other subject for Grindbashers are the atrocities of religion, politics and humanity in general.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Grindbashers'?
It started out with Herrie wanting to have a new Grindcore band. He asked Mathieu and Micha, who played the drums on our first 3 releases. Micha told Herrie and Mathieu he would like to “beuk” (Dutch for bash) some old skool Grindcore. So Herrie did put one and one together, and Grindbashers was born.





5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We played so many shows… but recently we played Grindhoven, the festival our friends of Rompeprop arrange, and it was a blast! We still have fond memories of playing in Hamburg, at the Tipsy Apes, or our concert in Finspang Sweden, or in Clouso in Meppel, the Meister in Geleen, both in the Netherlands…. We don’t care if it is a big venue, we care if the organization is right and the public has a good time….

Our stage performance has undergone some changes, since Herrie stopped playing bass guitar and Wilfred has joined us. We try to be as energetic as we can. We are serious about Grindcore, but we enjoy a good laugh, so sometimes it is quite hilarious when Herrie is trying to announce a song….. check youtube, you can see for yourself!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
As mentioned above, we want to record a new album. We can tour in the weekends, everybody has jobs to attend, so a big tour is out of the question. One of the gigs we are looking forward too is Grindfeast, on November the 19th, and more dates are soon to be revealed.

7.Over the years the band has been a part of many splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands you worked with on these recordings?
We did a split album with Agathocles, one of the main influences of Herrie. He knows Jan from Agathocles for years now and it was just logical to do that split album.
The split with Obtuse was forged when we did a gig with them, they were longtime friends and musical colleagues of Grindbashers.
The split with TersangjungX13 from Indonesia was arranged on Facebook, and we still work with the guy who made the artwork for that split-album, Abud Maud, from abud maud artjob (check him out on Facebook, awesome artist!).

8.The new album was released through the bands own label, are you open to working with other labels in the future?
We released all our albums through our own label Herrie Records Inc, we released other bands on that label as well. Bands like Rectal Smegma, Massive Assault, Departure and Smegma have released albums on Herrie Records Inc. We are open to work with other labels, if the conditions are right. But it is convenient to have your own label, we can communicate directly and have a good insight in the financial stuff. And, yet again, we like the D.I.Y. way a lot.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
It has been overwhelming sometimes, we have a lot of contact with fans all over the world. We don’t play Goregrind, which is a more popular kind of core than old skool Grindcore, but we had the chance to play with a lot of great names in the Goregrind scene. And the people are digging our way of Grindcore, so we made a lot of fans!


10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are heading for a little bit more complicated Grindcore, with the addition of Wilfred we have more possibility’s to expand our sound. Herrie is listening to a lot of Lärm, Rotten Sound and Drop Dead these days, so these bands can be a bigger influence for songs to come. We will try to make even more use of the capabilities of Wilfred on vocals, he did a splendid job on InfoNympho.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
As stated above, old 70’s and 80’s hardcore / punk are favorites of Herrie at this moment. Mathieu still sees Grindbashers like a Grindcore version of S.O.D. The influences on Info Nympho are besides Grindcore bands like My Dying Bride, Bloodbath, Entombed, Dismember and some old skool thrash bands.

Herrie is the guardian of the sound of Grindbashers, David, Wilfred and Mathieu can get carried away sometimes, in going in a more death-metal direction. Luckily Herrie is quite convincing in getting everybody back on track. ;)


12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Wilfred is a great lay-out designer and likes games like World Of Warcraft, Mathieu likes photography and video editing a lot, besides producing, mixing and mastering in the studio, David has a boat to maintain and like odd jobs and Herrie…. Well, Herrie likes gardening and management of the rehearsal studio and Herrie Records Inc.


13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Yes, we would like to thank you for this interview and the review of InfoNympho. We are a band of 4 people, but we cannot do this alone. We have had a lot of help from DavidS, Janien, Aukje, Dianne, Fredde, Aarco, Rob, Rudi, all the people @ Hedon Zwaar and all other bookers of venues we played at.
Please check out our facebook page and you can contact us at herrierecords@gmail.com

Friday, July 15, 2016

S.N.A.F.U/Present Day Plague/2016 Full Length Review


  S.N.A.F.U  are  a  band  from  Detroit,  Michigan  that plays  a mixture  of  grind,  thrash,  punk  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  album  "Present  Day  Plague"  which  will  be  released  in  September on  cassette  and  vinyl.

  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  war  samples  as  well  as  some  distorted  sounds  and  drum  beats  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction w here  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  along  with  a great  amount  of  crust  and  hardcore  style  chanting.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilize d they  stick  to  a  very  old  school  metal  style  and  back  up  gang  shouts  can  be  heard  at  times  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  blast  beats,  grindcore  elements  and  death  metal  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  also  adding  in  thrash  elements  and  most  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  and  some  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  as  the  album  progresses more  Armageddon  samples  are  added  onto  the  recording.

  S.N.A.F.U  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  very  diverse  having  some  songs  border  on  thrash,  crust  and  grindcore  while  other  tracks  go  for  more  of  a  straightforward  hardcore  style,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Armageddon  themes.

  In  my  opinion  S.N.A.F.U  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grindcore,  thrash,  punk  and  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Her  Dark  Past"  "Snakes  Eating  Snakes"  "Unchained"  and  "Hand  That  Feeds".  8  out  of  10.

 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sonic Poison/Harsh Demonstration/Caligari Records/2016 Cassette Review


  Sonic  Poison  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  grindcore,  thrash  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "Harsh  Demonstration"  which  was  released on  cassette by  Caligari  Records.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  brutal crust/grindcore  direction  along  with  some  screaming  vocals  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  80's  thrash  and  death  metal  influences  in  the  bands  musical  style  along  with  some  touches  of  hardcore  and  crossover  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Morbid  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  stick  to  a  very  fast,  heavy  and  raw  musical  style  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads.

  Sonic  Poison  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  heaviest  elements  of  80's  crust,  thrash,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sonic  Poison  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of thrash,  crust,  grindcore  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Repulsive  Reactions"  "Carbonized"  and  "Miserable  Death".  8  out  of  10.      

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ribspreader/Suicide Gate - A Bridge To The Extreme/Xtreem Music/2016 CD Review


  Ribspreader  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  d  beat  influenced  form  of  melodic  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Suicidal  gate  -  A  Bridge  To  Death"  which  was  released  by  Xtreem  Music.

  A  very  raw,  heavy  and  melodic  Swedish  death  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  d  beats  and  growling  vocals  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  some  of  the  faster  sections  use  blast  beats.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  high  pitched  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  the  fast  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  like  they  could  of easily  been  recorded  more  than  20  years  ago  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  be  heard  while  one  track  also  brings  in  a  few  seconds  of  psychedelic  sounds  but  the  main  focus  mostyl  remains  more  on  a  raw,  heavy  and  melodic  sound.

  Ribspreader  creates  another  recording  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  a  very  melodic  and  old school  style  of  Swedish  death  metal  while  the  d  beats  make  the  songs  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  gore,  blood  and  anti  Christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ribspreader  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  d  beat  influenced  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Descent  Of  The  Morbid"  "The  Suffering  Earth"  "World  Dismemberment"  and  "Under  Ash  Filled  Skies". 8  out  of  10. 

Deny The Cross/Alpha Ghoul/Tankcrimes/2016 CD Review


  Deny  The  Cross  are  a  band  from  California  that  plays  a  mixture  of  hardcore,  grind  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Alpha  Ghoul"  which  will  be  released  on  July  29th  by  Tankcrimes.

  A  very  heavy  hardcore  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  and  after  awhile  growling  vocals  and  elements  of  crust  punk  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  riffs  being  very  melodic  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  goes  into  more  of  a  grindcore  direction.

  A  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  which  also  makes  the  music  sound  more  brutal  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  while  also  mixing  in  elments  of  power  violence  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  very  heavy  musical  direction.

  Deny  The  Cross  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  grind,  crust,  power  violence  and  hardcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  angry  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Deny The  Cross  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  grind,  hardcore  and  power  violence  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Heart  Like  Siberia"  "Teens  In  The  Graveyard"  "Hospital  Ballads"  and  "Alpha  Ghoul".  8  out  of  10.

 

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hauser/(des)razoa/2016 7 Inch Review


  Hauser  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  mixture  of  death  metal,  hardcore,  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  ep  "(des)razoa".

  A  very  hard  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  as  well  as  some  death  metal  growls  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  goes  into  more  of  a  grindcore  direction  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  mid  paced  sections  bring  in  elements  of  hardcore.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts while  some  of  the  riffs  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  the  fast  riffs  also  bring  in a   great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and the  music  also  always  remains  very  heavy  and  the  music  is  perfectly  balanced  between  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads.

  Hauser  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  most  heavy  and  brutal  elements  of  death  metal,  hardcore  and  grind  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  self  released  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  their  native  tongue  and  cover  angry  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion Hauser  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death  metal,  grind  and hardcore  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Falsa  Esperanza"  and  "Inventado".  8  out  of  10.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Ghoul/Dungeon Bastards/Tankcrimes/2016 CD Review


  California's  Ghoul  have  returned  with  a  new  album  which  continues  the  death  metal,  grindcore,  thrash  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Dungeon  Bastards"  which  will  be  released  on  July  29th  by  Tankcrimes.

  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  horror  movie  samples  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavier  thrash  metal  direction  along  with  some  melodic  old school  metal  style  guitar  leads  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  to  speed  up  and  introduces  blast  beats  onto  the  recording.

  The  vocals  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  grindcore  screams  and  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  some  punk  style  back  up  gang  shouts  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  crust  influences  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  80's  and  90's  influences  in  with  a  more  modern  sound  and  the whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  very heavy sound.

  Ghoul  creates  another  recording  that  takes  death  metal,  thrash,  grindcore  and  punk  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  old  school  and  heavy,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  horror  movie  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ghoul  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bringer  Of  War"  "Ghoulunatics"  "Word  Is  Law"  and  "Abominix".  8  out  of  10.

Bent Sea/To Dust/Ascend/Descend/Give Praise Records/2016 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split album  between  Bent  Sea  and  Ohio's  To  Dust  called  "Ascend/Descend"  which  was  released  by  Give  Praise  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Bent  Sea  an  international  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  grindcore  with  some  elments  of  noisecore.

  Their  side  of  the  split starts  out  with  angry  crust  style  vocals  and  heavy  guitars and  after  awhile the  music  goes  into  a  fast  grindcore  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  death  metal  growls  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  chaotic  fashion  and  most  of t heir  songs  are  very  short  in  length  while  also  being  very  short  in  length  while  also  always  remaining  brutal  and  all  of  the  musicla  instruments  sound  very  powerful  and  their  is  also  a  brif  use  of  spoken  word  samples,  the   production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Bent  Sea  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "To  The  Extreme"  and  "Animals".

  Next  up  is  To  Dust  a  band  that  plays  a  very  brutal  form  of  grindcore  with  elements  of  hardcore  punk  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  angry  hardcore  style  vocals  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  death  metal  influences  in  the  music  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  being  very  powerful  sounding  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  death  metal  growls  can  also  be heard  in  the  music  at  times  and  the  riffs  also  get  very  melodic  in  some  of  the  songs,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  chaotic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  To  Dust  are  a  very  great  sounding  grindcore  band  with  traces  of  hardcore  punk  and  brutal  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deception  Hymn"  and  "Hegemonic  Scars".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  brutal  grindcore.  8  out  of  10. 

The Afternoon Gentlemen/Still Pissed/Give Praise/Compilation Album Review


  The  Afternoon  Gentlemen  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture  of  grindcore  and  power  violence  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  compilation  album  "Still  Pissed"  which  was  released  in  July  by  Give  Praise.

  A very  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  compilation  along  with  some  blast  beats  a  few  seconds  later  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful  while  the  vocals  are  high  pitched  grindcore  screams  along  with some  crust  style  shouting  in  the  background  and  most  of t he  tracks  are  very  short  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  growls  along  with  hardcore  style  vocals  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recordings  and  when guitar  leads  are  utilized  briefly  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  spoken  word samples can  also be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  elements  of  power  violence  can  be  heard  and  later  songs  also  bring  in a   brief  use  of  pig  squeals  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing.

  The  Afternoon  Gentleman  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  most  raw  and  brutal  elements  of  grindcore  and  power  violence  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  angry  and  humorous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  the  Afternoon  Gentleman  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  power  violence  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Grind  on  the  Mind" "Down  And  Out"  "Grind  Is  Music"  and  "Nuclear  Terror".  8  out  of  10.