Saturday, April 14, 2007

Insect Warfare - Endless Execution Through Violent Restitution

Insect Warfare
Endless Execution Through Violent Restitution
625 Thrashcore

It’s always cause for celebration when the pride and joy of Gulf Coast grind, Insect Warfare, release a new record. In addition to the new EP, the fine gents in Insect Warfare have also taken this opportunity to release their music on the compact disc format for the first time. So now all you non-kvlt, non-turntable-having types out there have no excuse.

The Endless Execution CD has both the Endless Execution and the “At War with Grindcore” EPs, their tracks from the Hatred Surge split and the Gulf Coast Massacre compilation, their 2004 demo and a Celtic Frost cover. It’s a common practice for new bands to release discography CDs every couple of years just to have all of their material available. What’s not common is the unbridled brutality that Insect Warfare delivers with every song.

The new EP features the same blast-heavy, old-school grindcore attack that we’ve all come to know and love from these guys. However, Endless Execution differs from their past works in two distinct ways. One is the production, which makes this EP the best sounding of all their material so far. The other is a new-found death metal influence. I’m not speaking of the mosh-slam-death that’s so prevalent in the state these days. No, I mean a tip of the hat to bands such as Entombed and Suffocation; those bands that did heavy correctly.

Here's Insect Warfare live at the UG Speed Trials fest in San Fransisco, recorded March 2007.


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