Enemy Soil Smashes the State Live

Enemy Soil Smashes the State Live
It's a treat for grinders to see this footage of this long-dead underdog Virginian grindcore band. With 24 songs culled from gigs from '96 to '98 (all with a real drummer, post-drum machine), the quality is as shoddy as one would secretly hope. But it suits the band's wild grind just fine. Also included is a complete one-off reunion gig from 2001 at CBGB and an unreleased live-in-the-studio audio recording. The reunion gig shows the band in fine form, making this both a great documentation of a time past and a teaser of what could have been (instead, members went on to Pig Destroyer, Drugs of Faith and Agoraphobic Nosebleed, so fair trade). It's entertaining to see how small the crowds are at some of these shows — these people had no idea this was history in the making. But the band played on, oblivious to the few eyes on them, grinding hard, only stopping to make the occasional self-deprecating joke or to say, "Screw it" and stage dive on to the fuckers. (Selfmadegod)