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Short Sharp Shock #14: More Short Metal Releases

What’s that you say? You want more coverage of short metal releases? More you say? WE HAVE MORE FOR YOU RIGHT HERE!

Coffin RotBand(s): Coffin Rot

Title: Coffin Rot

Style(s): Old-School Death Metal

Duration: 17 minutes

Release date: April 13, 2018

We start with a demo release straight form the death metal underground. Well-written and with a very charismatic, lumbering gait, the songs on this demo worship atavistic death metal with a fervent passion that’s as undeniable as it is obvious and effective. Coffin Rot rule. Very definitely ones to watch.

TyhjäBand(s): Tyhjä

Title: Tyhjä

Style(s): Black Metal

Duration: 19 minutes

Release date: December 23, 2017

Here’s some outright Finnish filth to wrap yer gums around. Taking an ugly black metal base and building on it with grim grindcore and vicious crust, this EP is a thoroughly nasty piece of work. It’s not without a certain amount of atmosphere and melody here and there due to the obvious second wave influences, and mixed with the more forthright grind/hardcore ones, it makes for some very enjoyable music. Check this out.

Band(s): Rotten Sound

Title: Suffer to Abuse

Style(s): Grindcore

Duration: 12 minutes

Release date: May 18, 2018

At this stage in the game Rotten Sound are an efficient, murderous, killing machine. Striking with clinical precision and extreme prejudice, this new EP from the band cuts right into the heart of the matter, slicing and severing, in a precise, surgical way. I don’t have much more to say about this, other than to compliment it on a job well done. Hey, you there! WELL DONE!

ScumwormBand(s): Scumworm

Title: EP

Style(s): Grindcore

Duration: 10 minutes

Release date: April 16, 2018

More grindcore for you now, from the marvellously named Scumworm. This is an inventive and sickening slice of brutality. Punk and death metal are smashed into shape by an overarching grindcore framework, while the occasional stoner or doom influence can be heard in the slightly blackened guitars. Scumworm are doing a good job at differentiating themselves from a lot of their peers, despite how rabidly conformist this might seem at first glance.

Cyclopean Blood TempleBand(s): Cyclopean Blood Temple

Title: Unholy Union

Style(s): Grindcore

Duration: 14 minutes

Release date: May 4, 2018

I was originally going to feature a different genre of band here, but I thought why not continue with the grindcore theme? So here we are…

This is deeply unpleasant stuff. Or, as I like to call it, easy listening. Yep, if you’re into the kind of dark, blackened chaotic nastiness that Cyclopean Blood Temple peddle, then you’ll get on very well with their debut EP. Mixing grind, hardcore, sludge, and death metal into a blackened type of dissonant, violent nightmare, this might not be easy listening to most people, but to me it’s a form of sustenance.

Very tasty.

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Cyclopean Blood Temple May 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm



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