SHITSTORM: Paranoid Existence: LP

Nov 16, 2010

Brutal as hell grindcore from this Florida outfit. Think of Nasum, Discordance Axis, and other crushers of the genre. These guys hit speeds so fast at times it doesn’t sound human. Almost disorienting. There’s times when I focus on the drums, it’s akin to being hit by a set of ten-foot waves—spins you around and you can’t tell up from down. I like the way the guitars are tuned—dark, heavy, and with a somewhat disturbed edge. You hear the guitar come in and you know things are not as they should be, which is a good thing. There are thirty-three songs here and they go by quick. Material is taken from their tour EP CD-R from 2005, the splits with Sloth and The Gentle Art Of Chokin’, and their songs from the This Comp Kills Fascists Vol.1. There are a lot of grind bands out there today, and most are complete garbage. Shitstorm is one of the few who are actually worth listening to.

 –M.Avrg (