Sunday, 13 July 2014
Euthanizer - Permanent Damage
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Blackened Hardcore, Grindcore
For Fans Of: Horrid Cross, Church Whip, Nak'kay, Ancestors
SWEET MOTHER OF BLOWN OUT HARDCORE
Prepare to resign about five and a half minutes of your life to this ugly fucking tape from Euthanizer. Fuzzed out guitars, washed out drums, feedback and garbled, strained vocals are on the menu here, all presented in cassette quality, low-bias, for your listening displeasure. I'm conflicted as to whether to really label this as 'grindcore', but this thing comes at you just as hard as any grind band could, albeit in a much more straightforward, primitive manner. If they ever managed to convert rabies to an audible form, I'm sure it'd sound a heckuva lot like this.
I am a little bummed that this, and a self titled tape are all we've heard from this band since 2010, and all we're likely to hear given it's a Youth Attack release, and it's now coming up on 2015 buuuuut on the other hand this is REALLY GOOD so it balances out. Sort of.
1. Dying Awake
2. You're Here
8. Know Why
10. Head Control