P.L.F.: Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter: CD

May 20, 2014

“I barely listen to grindcore at all anymore, but when I do I listen to P.L.F.” (Referencing that beer commercial.) But yeah, I think the majority of grind these days is pure crap. However, P.L.F. stand head and shoulders, miles ahead of the pack. They don’t come close to reinventing the wheel, but what they do is bring some much needed intensity to the genre that hearkens back to the glory days of this kind of music. Like when Earache was putting out records you would actually be excited about. Their music is sonic, with a huge wall of sound, and dual vocals, one low, and one sort of “vomity.” I prefer the low vocals, as it blends in better with the heaviness, while the vomity vocals are sort of like hearing some sand blasting at four in the morning. Then they do things like incorporate a Motörhead-style rhythm amongst all the pummeling riffs, such as in the title track, then there are the riffs that are relentless, such as “Port of Chicago Disaster.” There’s a reason why these guys have a following. 

 –M.Avrg (Six Weeks, sixweeksrecords.com)