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Some strange music from Spain … - 60%

oneyoudontknow, May 9th, 2012

Twelve tracks, nearly six hundred seconds of music, which makes an average of outstanding fifty seconds per track. Once you consider that some of these have the unbelievable length of four (!) seconds and that three (!!) of them appear in a row (!!!), it seems pretty clear in what direction it all points: strange samples, violent bursts of riffs, a mixture of various kinds of vocals and a certain suspicion in terms of the genre.

Yes, the evidence points into one direction and the everything becomes crystal clear right from the start: 'Picadillo Genital' perform one of the strange combinations, which appear throughout the grindcore scene in one way or another. The focus is rather on the old-school branch and in case of 'Feliz Navidad Cerotes de Mierda' samples from "Creep Show", "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" and "Bad taste" (*) were used and they add a nice touch to the performance of the Spanish band.

It is a bit difficult to really enjoy this release, because the band never gives the listener any incentive to do so. Once the first two compositions have passed, it all begins to break down in some comical (?) approach, which wakes memories on the American band S.O.D. and their 'Bigger than the Devil' output. Six tracks later, a piece of two hundred and fourteen seconds brings 'Picadillo Genital' back on track, but the question would rather deal with 'on what path' than on the reasons why this happens at all.

'Feliz Navidad Cerotes de Mierda' may be good for a chuckle now and then, but as the entire approach feels a bit forced without much of a flow, the amusement might rather come over a bit dry. Fans of ' Machetazo', the musicians behind PG are huge fans of them, might want to give this release a try. The same can be said of those who have a fancy for old-school grindcore/death metal.

(*) information kindly provided by the label.

Note:
The CDr comes in a strange design and a inlay in Spanish. Reference:
http://trucoesparrago.blogspot.de/2011/12/tr-014-picadillo-genital.html

Based on a review originally written for ‘A dead spot of light (Number 18)’:
http://www.archive.org/details/ADeadSpotOfLight...Number18