Mar 29, 2016

Anarchus have been around for longer than some people reading this review have been alive, and that’s no exaggeration. I was a little surprised to see they were still around, but I don’t follow grind as closely as I used to. Maybe if there were more grind bands of the same caliber as Anarchus I would. On this release they do a great cover of Lords Of The New Church “Open Your Eyes,” definitely making it sound like one of their own songs. It has the perfect amount of heaviness, the guitars sound thick and dark, and the vocalist sounds evil. Disrotted is a stark contrast to Anarchus style-wise. Here you get some slow doom sludge that I’d love to experience live. From the opening hum and everything crashing in slow motion, this is capital-H heavy. Throaty vocals, impenetrable guitar, and plodding—though hard-hitting—percussion. Despite the slow crawl of “Oblivion Lull,” there is a groove that hooks you in. I think I need to work towards attaining their entire discography if this song is any indication. 

 –M.Avrg (Rigid,