ASTERISK*: Dogma: CD

Superior grindcore from this Swedish trio that leaves the medicine to the doctors and goes straight for the intellect. Well, I guess so, as there’s no lyric transcription, but from the song titles (“Adding Milk to DNA,” “Another Dane Law Carved in French”) to the quirky weirdness (a la Locust) that pops up here and there (and the dedication of one track to minimalist composer Arnold Dreyblatt) this blasts in the general direction of the thinking grinder. Forty-one tracks, including a cover of Queen’s “Ogre Battle,” in as many minutes (apparently their entire recorded body), and you’ve got probably the forty-one most frantic heavy minutes you’ll see this year.

 –doug (31G)