Piss Vortex Future Cancer
Published Mar 30, 2016Every now and then, a band comes along that completely blows you away, and Danish grind outfit Piss Vortex have done just that. The band's new six-track EP, Future Cancer, is just as vile as their band name and cover art suggest (but, you know, in a good way). Clocking in at just 11 minutes, the followup to their 2014 self-titled debut LP picks up where they left off, continuing their fast and intense aural assault of progressive grindcore.
The EP was recorded live over two days and captures a sense of urgency and visceral aggression with its raw, dissonant tone. "Default Face-Filtered Rot" starts off slow and menacing before kicking into an unconventionally timed fury of chaotic rhythms. "Den Moderne Mands Lænke" is a two-minute cacophony of incomprehensible riffs and larynx-shredding vocals that spit and scream utter disgust, while the 30-second "Bug Chaser" manages to be incredibly diverse despite its limited runtime.
"Failing the Voight-Kampff Test" and "Abyss" continue the powerful, fast pace and unorthodox structures, while the latter features grimy, sludge-esque grooves and finishes with a chokehold of noise. Closing track "Patterns of Repetition" encompasses a variety of sounds, from harsh and fuzzy rhythms and crashing drums to proggy guitar effects and discordant clamour. It's short, but Future Cancer is one to keep on repeat for a while. (Indiscipinarian)