CRIPPLE BASTARDS: Your Lies in Check: CD

I can’t believe it’s been three years since this band hit these shores. That was a highlight in my grindcore history. Right off the plane from Italy and absolutely owned when they blistered through their set on their first date of that tour. I missed the original first release and actually many of them. But I know my brother owns most or all of them, so it’s not far from reach to hear them. A welcome re-release of their very first record that has not seen the light of day for the past ten years. I don’t know what the original pressing would go for on eBay, but I’m not that obsessive anymore. I don’t have the need to own every original pressing known to man. Before me is the music. Music that is currently one of my preferred choice at the moment. I guess my inner anger needs feeding. This is food for my scarred soul. Sixty-nine songs of pure hate in fourty-nine minutes. Grindcore of vile screams, guttural bellows and a lot of yelling. Music that is short, fast and to the point. Slow parts that are heavy and dirgey, showing no signs of fun. It’s no wonder that these maniacs from Italy have a large underground following and have continued on for over ten years. Not everybody can do grindcore. It’s not an easy genre to like. But done right, it seems like the right soundtrack for those sour moods. This is that good and the live experience is even better. If your idea of grindcore is a band like Cannibal Corpse. Forget that. To me, this seems so much more real and alive.

 –don (Crimes Against Humanity)