Monday, September 15, 2014

Insect Warfare - Single-sided LP

Who:  Insect Warfare

What:  Single-sided LP released by 625 Thrashcore.

When:  2009

Where:  Houston, TX

Why:   The final release from H-Town's greatest grindcore weirdos.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Insect Warfare - Single-sided LP - 625 Thrashcore

1. Unititled -- ****

Radness Average:  4.000

* A note about this release:
On its final album, Insect Warfare played a little prank on its fans, critics, and haters alike. Insect Warfare broke up instead of venturing into the world of professional death metal. The band's sound was changing into a more power electronics direction anyway. So, in order to stick it to the man one final time, the single-sided LP is a lone nine-minute-long blast of caustic noise. This record is a final middle finger delivered to those who expected this band to go through the motions for decades on end for little to no reward. I appreciate the sentiment but I gave this record a four instead of a five because of the lack of traditional grind. I get it, fight the power and all that, but don't forget who "brung ya" to the dance.

Insect Warfare - Single-sided LP

Verdict:  Cool but not essential.

For fans of: Anal Cunt, CSSO, Gore Beyond Necropsy, Bastard Noise, Yatagarasu.


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