Kill The Client Set for Extinction

Kill The Client Set for Extinction
Grind fiends like myself will happily devour anything that three or four miscreants crap out in the basement, as long as it sounds bad, looks bad and is generally completely incomprehensible. But for a band to record something that, while not necessarily filled with memorable tunes like classics from grind pioneers Brutal Truth or Napalm Death, at least sticks out in 2010 is admirable. Texas' Kill the Client have done that three times now, with this third full-length (their first for Relapse) laying down 19 songs in 26 minutes, with a suitably ugly, noisy production sound giving it a totally abrasive edge. Moments of power-violence ("Industry of Fear" wouldn't be out of place on a Cry Now, Cry Later compilation), sludge punk His Hero Is Gone worship (see "Primetime Doom") and feedback-drenched noise complement the rest of the album's head-down grindcore approach, giving it the variety and energy required for a great grind album in 2010. And this, indeed, is a great grind album. (Relapse)