Vilipend Love Left to Rot...

Vilipend Love Left to Rot...
Hell-bent on single-handedly reviving the noisecore genre in the Greater Toronto Area, Vilipend's left-of-centre, chaotic assault will please anyone looking for a legit alternative to the polished, breakdown-laden fare so common in modern metal acts. Incorporating influences from a wide range of artists, very few of which are still active in the current decade, Love Left to Rot… will leave the listener broken, bruised and dead set on hitting the repeat button to inflict further harm on themselves. Vocalist Chris Gramlich, coming across as a more vulnerable, disillusioned Jacob Bannon (Converge), howls maniacally over five blistering tracks that resemble the neglected offspring of Buzzov*en and Deadguy. Throw in a touch of Cable's suicidal bluesy sludge and you have a pretty potent cocktail that, despite its obvious influences, comes across as more believable and refreshing than just about anything on the market today. A punchy, raw production from Canada's own Greg Dawson (Mare, the End) caps off one of the strongest debut EPs to see release in quite some time. Those interested in something uncompromising and authentic that translates disgustingly well to a live show should do themselves a favour and invest in Vilipend. (Whore For A Heart)