Monday, April 27, 2015

REVIEW-RAPE-X/GRANDPA LIES AGAIN+LIFEWASTER-SPLIT-CASSETTE

RAPE-X/GRANDPA LIES AGAIN+LIFEWASTER-SPLIT-CASSETTE
SELF RELEASED
POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC BAG WITH FRONT AND BACK
INSERTS.ON A YELLOW CASSETTE.NO STICKERS.
A AND B INDICATED WITH SHARPEE.LIMITED TO
50 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES.
RAPE-X IS:
JESSE KLING
DAVID DECARME



SIDE A.) RAPE-X:

I.) ALWAYS YOUR FAULT / II.) CRYBABY /
III.) CUTE LITTLE PET NAMES / 
IV.) I LIKE TO HURT WOMEN /
V.) MY PERSONAL FUCKTOY /
VI.) THESE DRUGS AREN'T WORKING (LIVE):

RAPE-X open this one up with mind grinding electronics in a two minute
killing spree with "Always Your Fault." Lacerating noise cuts deep as
raw, distorted vocals rub your face in your own wounds.Warped frequencies
echo as they're forced through heavy doses of delay and reverb.This sounds
like a bad trip.A nightmare induced by the use of heavy psychedelics.Once
the skull rattling of track one comes to an end, "Crybaby" drags you right
back into the ring so RAPE-X can continue beating your ass.Lo-fi noise set
to spin cycle rolls around your head as pure static pulls you into David
DeCarmes brand of vocal rants.His vocals come across like insults from a
childhood bully as Jesse Kling cranks the knobs past ten and we go into
hyperspace.It feels like you are going at full speed through a tunnel into
a dimension where you get your ass kicked for all eternity.It just gets
harsher and weirder as it goes on.Loops and rhythms form and transform
into time-stretched drones that creak until the end."Cute Little Pet
Names" showcases the dark sarcasm that's become the trademark of RAPE-X.
It's only 25 seconds long but that doesn't make it any less of a threat
in their arsenal.Dense noise like a jet engine as it takes off fills the
air and warps into stretched segments of weirdness as David DeCarme starts
the name calling again.These dudes talk more shit than anyone but from the
looks of them I am pretty damn sure that they can back it up."I Like To Hurt
Women" is around a minute and a half of blasting noise like rockets in flight.
The explosion comes in the form of distorted vocals that point the finger and
place the blame where it's due.Creative pedal noise can be heard all over this
thing and proves that Jesse Kling works hard at his job."My Personal Fucktoy"
is another short track about fucking shit up that hits you between the eyes with
punchy jabs of sound over floor shaking sub-bass movements.The vocals are a bit
different on this one.They sound more angsty and have an oldschool Hardcore/
Power Violence vibe to them.Deep drones hang around and dive down in sonic
swoops until it's time to wrap this one up."These Drugs Aren't Working" is
a live recording taken from one of the countless shows RAPE-X have attacked
at.A little over a minute of frustration and fury that fits with the rest of
their tracks perfectly.Rising synths take off at full speed and drones stretch
until they sound like they're about to fucking snap like a rubber band.Harsh
vocals proclaim just what the title suggests.A member of RAPE-X off of their
meds can't be a good situation for anyone around them.R.I.P. fuckers.

SIDE B.) GRANDPA LIES AGAIN+LIFEWASTER:

VII.) ABUSE MAKER / VIII.) SHIT TAKER:

On the B side GRANDPA LIES AGAIN teams up with LIFEWASTER in a collaborative
effort to fuck shit up.This is my first time hearing anything from either of
these projects so I'm not sure who is adding what to the mix but I'm excited
to hear it either way.This one starts out harsh right from the first second.
Massively distorted, rumbling bass noise blasts out under echoing screams that
sort of have that cookie monster Grindcore thing going on but not to the point
that it sounds laughable...In fact like some of the RAPE-X side it's a little
closer to Power Violence style.Overall this is pretty crushing stuff.The singer
sounds pissed the fuck off and has no problem sounding off about it.Musically
there is a lot of movement but it never strays too far from the same tones so
this isn't the most interesting or creative stuff I've heard but I don't think
it was ever meant to be."Shit Taker" opens with pulsing drones and short bursts
of thin static and seems to have a little more going for it in terms of different
textures.The synths sound pretty powerful and add a great intensity to the track.
This one builds up slow and holds your attention as you wait to see where it goes
from here.The drones shift into mid-paced rhythms that fade in and out of your
speakers.Distant machine gun blasts of sound shoot out as if on command.Static
comes through tremolo effects and just when you think the vocals are about to 
kick in it cuts to silence which was kind of an interesting way to end things
actually.Either way the B side is pretty violent at times and works well with
what RAPE-X contributed here.

ALL IN ALL THIS IS A PRETTY SOLID RELEASE AND WORTH CHECKING OUT.
YOU CAN PROBABLY PICK THIS ONE UP FROM THE GUYS OVER AT P.E. MAFIA:

6.5/10
-ABATTOIR-

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