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Corrupted : Corrupted/Cripple Bastards Split

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Once again Corrupted goes ahead and does a split with a grindcore band. Now normally this has had no effect whatsoever on their music. Sadly, that is not the case this time. Their track, 'Empty', is nothing but a very standard sludgecore track with hints of doom metal. Those who have been spoiled by the great moments that Corrupted have created in the past will probably be dissapointed.

The riffage is one I've never heard by these guys in the past. The vocals and filthy aura still give them away, but clearly this is not the same music that you'd expect from these guys. It's generally a decent track with a nice groove and no really bad parts, but sadly it does fail to impress.

Cripple Bastards is, while occationally influenced by death metal and hardcore, very much a pure grindcore band. The blasting drums almost conquer the music as the band toss themselves around in a violent rage. Without doubt music for those who like extreme grind.

Apparently these grind maniacs like to play with different languages. Like the word "gnadentod" (taken from the title of track four) which is german for "graceful death". This while the name of their fifth track, 'La Repulsione Negli Occhi (Remix 2001)', is french for "the repulsion in the eyes". Quite sophisticated for a band that sounds like they just want to kill everyone in one huge, bloody massacre.

I guess fans of sludge or grindcore might have something of interest in this split. But for the average sludge/doomster I couldn't find anything worth looking for.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Empty

Cripple Bastards:
2. Too Late
3. Electrodes Dictating
4. Gnadentod Of The Healthy
5. La Repulsione Negli Occhi (Remix 2001)

Duration : Approx. 11 minutes

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Reviewed on 20-06-2007 by Arnstein Petersen
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