split CD including 6 tracks, most of which live, for each Polish band
and a multimedial section rife with pictures and 3 live footage, the
first lasting about 21 minutes, the second 25 and the third 11. Quite
a rich shop-window, don't you think?
Parricide play a sort of classical grind/death with a few special
drum parts, just to be a bit different, a là early Napalm Death,
Sore Throat, and so on in songs like "Resurrection To Come",
but they also have tracks such as "Like the God", including
disruptive slowdowns; the vocals range from pig-like, screamed, middle
raw and guttural; Cannibal Corpse's cover version "Hammer Smashed
Face" emphasizes Tomasz Luc's talent, whereas "Slavers
of Infirmity" abounds with time changes and also contains a
couple of guitar solos. "Daddy's Death" shows the best
lyrics, a few Devourmentian passages and is included in "Kingdom
of Downfall" along with the opener.
Much more guttural and lowtuned are Patologicum, reminding me
of a blend between Mortician and "Mentally Murdered"
Napalm Death in the studio track "Holocaust Business",
while the remaining songs are sung in a ferocious way and the grind
becomes more telluric. There's another cover version here, and this
time the excellent choice's gone to Carcass' "Genital Grinder",
joined to "SARS Worldwide Sprayer" without interruptions.
Extremely dangerous moshing is provoked by the rotten "No Meat,
No Eat", embellished by a slowdown in the vein of Devourment,
Gorefuck, etc. and fast tight parts opposed, paying their tribute to
Retaliation and the likes.
The recipe for the cover version of Dead Infection's "Poppy
Seed Cake" (drunken improvisation)? Easy, just shake some Nasum
and a tad of Nyctophobic; on the other hand, the very raw "Castration
Anxiety" could be described as a mix between Agathocles' mincecore
and C.S.S.O. as to the vocals.
Deformed are less grind and a bit more on the death metal side;
their live tracks enjoy very neat sounds keeping them at the same time
aggressive, starting from the opener "Prelude"; the
vocals are the most guttural of the 3 yet there're also some screamed
back-up ones borrowed from Naked City's John Zorn ("Bullet in
My Head"). The studio track "Six Years", taken
from the MCD "Everything Is A Fun Torture", and "Blood"
are absolutely my favourite compositions. The title track is close to
Traumatism's stuff, finally, "Sterilized Zone" is destined
to Inhumate's fans without doubts.
Although I have a preference for Patologicum and Deformed, all of 3
achieve the same qualitative level referring to the songs; moreover,
the sounds are good even if we deal with live tracks with just a slight
worsening with the Deformed clip quality. There's not too much light
as these are amateur live recordings, but who cares after all? They
are grinders, not popstars! However, if you're a fan of Grind, and you
wish to have a first listen and look to 3 rather new bands, you have
no excuse not to put your hands on this richly enhanced-CD.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 12/7/04
Parricide: Po Box 28, 22-104 Chelm 5 - Poland
c/o Piotr Popiel, Al. Slowackiego 31/10, 31/159 Krakow - Poland
Deformed: Po Box 15, 34-200 Sucha Beskidzka - Poland
Tel: +48 503836301
c/o Krzystof Lucjan
PO Box 110, 39-300 Mielec 1 - Poland
Tel: +48 0175826542