The Mark of Excellence

Hivesmasher

Gutter Choir

> > Oct 23 2012

Hivesmasher - Gutter Choir
By Denise FalzonIt's absolutely amazing how much sheer anger can be packed into one album. With Gutter Choir, the second full-length (and Black Market Activities debut) from Massachusetts grindcore act Hivesmasher, the band unleash a whole new level of ugly, dirty, breakneck grind mixed with some technical death metal elements for an even darker, more brutal effect. "Strangled Beings and Vice Versa" is a New England-style pummelling from start to finish, with machine-like drum blasts, shredding guitars and angular tones, while shorter tracks like the manic "Shooting at Apparitions" and "Ugly Cat" (featuring disturbing shrieks from Dysenter's Eric Taranto) are a cacophony of utter chaos, à la Brutal Truth and Napalm Death. More guest vocals, courtesy of Guy Kozowyk (the Red Chord) on "Can of Awesometism" and Nate Johnson (Fit for an Autopsy) on "Vomitouch" and "No Structure, Total Violence," add greater depth and variety to the magnetic Gutter Choir.
(Black Market Activities)
GET IT!
Metal RSS
Mailing List
SHARE IT!
Google+
Google Bookmarks
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Tumblr
Be the first to comment
Login
Keep me logged in
Prove You Are Not a Robot
To remove this step go back and login.

Picks

Most Popular Stories

  1. Arcade Fire / Dan Deacon / Spoon / Fraka - Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal QC, August 30CONCERT REVIEWS: Arcade Fire / Dan Deacon / Spoon / Fraka Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal QC, August 30
  2. Black Mountain's Amber Webber Teams Up with Cave Singers' Derek Fudesco as Kodiak DeathbedsNEWS: Black Mountain's Amber Webber Teams Up with Cave Singers' Derek Fudesco as Kodiak Deathbeds
  3. Sinoia Caves - 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' (album stream)MUSIC / VIDEO: Sinoia Caves 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' (album stream)

Latest Issue: Sep 14 Issue