A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down
In many respects, Soilent Green is the Charlie Brown of grind. How much more shit could get heaped onto one band? Not musically (never musically) but, in almost every other respect, this is where it all started going down hill. For one, this was the last recording with bassist Scott Williams. Following this album's release, Williams was the victim in a murder/suicide with his roommate. After that came the van wrecks, the reconstructive surgeries and Hurricane Katrina. It's all here if you want to know more. Well, it's not all there, but that's a good place to start.
As for the music, it's not like A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down is a bad album. It's Soilent Green and, therefore, it's better than 99% of all recorded music. It is the band's least focused effort, for Soilent Green standards anyway. A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down is an album where its strength is derived from the overall sound achieved by the band (brutality) rather than any outstanding individual songs. Basically, it's really good but not quite as good as Sewn Mouth Secrets.
Soilent Green - A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down
10 months ago