GRUESOME STUFF RELISH – Sempiternal Death Grind
Genre : Crust, Death Metal, Grind
Label : FDA Rekotz
Release Date : January 25th, 2013
Country : Germany
Format : CD, Vinyl, Digital
Link : http://www.gruesomestuffrelish.grindgore.net
Reviewed by Ryan
GRUESOME STUFF RELISH…the name is bizarre and you could only guess by the name how furious and chaotic their sound truly is. I have followed GSR for years and was pretty excited when I heard the band was releasing new material in January 2013. With Sempiternal Death Grind, the band reaches deep into their seemingly endless bag of influences to create a heaping platter of crust-infused, grinding death that is worth picking up.
Sempiternal Death Grind…the title pretty much says it all. Spain’s death grinders put in motion an album that provides old school crust attitude, a nod to the Swedish DM movement, and grinding blast beats. One thing I absolutely love about GRUESOME STUFF RELISH is the almost guttural vocal rumble that sets an excruciating tone to whatever they touch. In the case of Sempiternal Death Grind, the collaborative vocal attack is superb and elevates each and every track on the album.
Let’s talk about some highlights…
“Desecrated” is just an awesome track that invokes the crust attitude of GSR while providing some great breakdowns and short solo blasts.
“They Are the Plague” is yet another great example of GSR’s ability to blend their gore grind foundation with crust punk and old school Swedish DM. The tune goes from brutal grindcore blasts to CARCASS-style breakdowns…not to mention the begrudging vocals and layered solos that just kill it.
Perhaps the pinnacle track off Sempiternal Death Grind is “Gruesome Stuff Relish,” which is premiering here at Axes to Grind courtesy of Clawhammer PR and FDA Rekotz. From the opening riff to the horror-laden flavor, this track is definitive GSR.
To sum it all up, GSR provides you with crust-laden blasts, old school DM-inspired rhythm, grinding percussion, and an overall sound that is punishing and brutally chaotic. I am a longstanding GSR fan, and this release is definitely one of my favorites.