This is a review of a compilation album from New York's Black Army Jacket which consists of cassettes, split's and 7 inches that where released in the 90's while also being in a power vilence and grindcore style and the compilation is called "Closed Casket" and will be released on February 22nd by Magic Bullet Records.
A heavy guitar sound and hardcore style vocals start off the compilation before adding in more growls and crust influences and elements of grindcore can be heard in the faster sections of the songs along with a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams while the mid tempo sections are heavily influenced by power violence.
All of the musical instruments on the compilation have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffing brings in a decent amount of melody while a great portion of the tracks are very short in length and as the compilation progresses spoken word samples are added onto the album and there is also a brief use of guitar leads and all of the tracks stick to a very heavy musical direction.
Black Army played a style that was always a mixture of grindcore and power violence on all of the recordings presented on t he compilation, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Black Army Jacket and if you are a fan of grindcore and power violence, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pathogen" "The Power And The Plan" "Slaves Of Destruction" and "Fire in The Universe". 8 out of 10.