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If I had to listen to grindcore I'd listen to this - 68%

The_Boss, May 26th, 2007

Well for non-grindcore fans like myself, the only reason we would think about checking out Fuck...I'm Dead's album would be for the name/song titles alone, then again it could be like the loads of other grindcore bands out there but dammit, those titles make you want to listen! I mean c'mon "Shotgun Facelift" and "Inject Me With AIDS" or my favorite "Slowly Raped with a Chainsaw" are just screaming 'read my lyrics!'. Then as soon as I read some of the reviews and search the web, I find that there aren't any lyrics, even if there were you would not be able to understand them in the songs anyway..but it would have been fun to read them if they existed...

So basically what we have is a maniacal drumming, insane shrieking and primal grunts, then some semi-thrash/metal riffs mixed with typical grind style 'riffing'. Now the drumming, obviously a drum machine is used and let's just say it's mostly fucking insanely fast and done with taste, that's the best thing on this entire album. The drums are the most entertaining thing because to me they don't get tiring or overdone to the point of boring. There are some bands that just set the drum machine on grind your stomach to oblivion but this is done with diversity. Lemme get back to the vocals for a second, I mentioned they are done so fast that I'm pretty sure there is no way he can actually say words. The guy sounds as if he's being fucking tortured when they go into shriek-mode, but then they can switch over to low guttural growls and it sounds as if he's at some haunted house scaring little kids dressed up in a big scary yeti costume which ends up sounding retarded. If the guy sang in a higher pitched shriek the whole time I'd be more interested. The bass is pretty much non-existent as well.

Now let's get this straight I'm not a grindcore fan really, but this is enjoyable, if only for the presence of SOME melody for a grindcore band exists as well as the riffs being actually influenced by thrash in some places. Good thing the songs are only 50 second to 1:30 seconds because other than that I'd get bored after that minute and half. There are also over 20 tracks and let's just say they could have been trimmed down to maybe 10-12 because when listened to song after song they just blend in without getting much recognition of a distinct quality so it might be best to listen to a song individually not the whole album in one listen...