CONGENITAL DEATH: From My Hands: 7” EP

I’m always a bit amazed by the tenacity of certain punk/hardcore subgenres, in this case grind/powerviolence. One would’ve figured that, given its more or less limited scope, it would’ve faded away a few years after quickly reaching its apex, but no, it lives. Congenital Death are the purveyors of this brand of über-thrash clocking in with all the drumroll-speed sturm und drang one has come to expect. Me, I would’ve been more impressed if they’d approached the style with the guitars ‘n’ drums replaced by more unconventional weapons, like congas, banjos, and violas.

 –jimmy (Ranch)