Tuesday, November 17, 2015

REVIEW - NIHILIST BUDDHA V.S. APERAPER - SPLIT - CASSETTE - C20

NIHILIST BUDDHA V.S. APERAPER - SPLIT - CASSETTE - C20
NOISE CO. 2-13
EXPERIMENTAL NOISE/CRUST PUNK/GRINDCORE/HARDCORE/LO-FI/
BREAKBEAT/SPEEDCORE/GLITCH/CYBERGRIND/ETC
COMES IN A YELLOW JEWEL CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.
ON BLUE CASSETTE WITH PRINTED BAND LOGOS.


SIDE A.)
NIHILIST BUDDHA:

I.) PLAGUES OF ANTIQUITY:
Both bands here share similarities but for the most part are quite
different beasts. Each delivers around ten minutes of brutality and
fuckery for your listening terror. Side A opens with NIHILIST BUDDHA,
A one man project helmed by Matt Michuda who is the owner and operator
of the Noise Co. 2-13 record label as well as the artist behind the
Harsh Noise project CITIZEN 2-13. Here he offers up a single long
form track. Drunken samples are heard briefly before things kick
into an all out onslaught of lo-fi riffs and shredding. Painfully
screamed vocals come in a messy, frantic mass over equally beligerent
Cybergrind/Speedcore style machine drums.This actually seems to be 
several short tracks all under one title. With raunchy and comedic
samples in between some.This is similar to stuff like PISS JUNKIE
and GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD as well as possibly a much much rawer take
on the style of AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED. Around midway we hear bass
drum plodding that leads nowhere as if done just to throw you off
and leave you scratching your noggin. Spazzy drums and weird bass
grooves are present at times while clockwork toy-like drumming with
rabid riffs and foaming mouth vocals are heard later. All in all it's
an intense ten minute period of audio annihilation. A windswept noise
interlude is present to once again throw the listener into a total
mindfuck. Pulsing beats throb and retreat, Chimes fill the air like
broken, wind-up music boxes, and warped atmospheres appear and morph
into even stranger realms. The noise piece is probably the longest
track here. Cartoon samples come out of left field and abruptly close
the A side. This may be one that will take repeated listens to grow on
you...But it's an interesting experience either way.

SIDE B.)
APERAPER:

II.) THUNDER KNUCKLES / III.) HONKEY THUNDER /
IV.) DOUCHEY D / V.) RAPES FUCKING APES:
With APERAPER we find some basic similarities, E.G. Humorous samples, 
Grindcore/Hardcore style riffs and vocals, Shorter songs, Etc...But
APERAPER is much more on the traditional side of noted genres.The
production is much cleaner as well, giving these four tracks a more
straight forward feel overall. APERAPER is also a full band so it
comes across more like a group beatdown than the one man's madness
approach of NIHILIST BUDDHA. Being that both artists are presenting
two very different takes on the genres, this kind of reminds me of
the "Shit Split" from BLATZ and FILTH in a weird way. We open with 
"Thunder Knuckles." Heavy riffs and hard drums bring us a 90's
Hardcore groove. Throat shredding, raspy vocals are delivered
over excellently timed instrumentation. The band is locked in and
kicking ass. We shift from mid-tempo into slightly faster territory
for a while before interesting breaks hit and send us blazing a trail
to the finish line. Samples of stereotypical hillbillies open "Honkey
Thunger" and then we head into palm muted hardcore with a dual vocal
attack that has a Power Violence/90' Grindcore feel to it. The samples
return along with cowbells and other gimmicks that make this a fun listen.
"Douchey D" rides in on a killer bass line followed by Punk Rock power chords
and blistering vocals with a touch of delay/reverb. The drums are standard
and get the job done. Nothing too crazy but it works for the songs and that's
all that really matters. Slightly anthemic stuff that you can pump your fist
and stomp your boots too if you feel so inclined. "Rapes Fucking Apes" opens
with a pretty cool buildup that sorta reminds me of TOMBS until they step it
up a notch and we go into riffs and pounding breaks that have a bit of a Cross-
over Thrash vibe to em...Like early S.O.D. Group vocals are spit over increasing 
speeds until the end. A cool way to close the album for sure.

BOTH SIDES KILL. GET IT AND DECIDE WHO YOU ROOT FOR:

7/10
-ABATTOIR-

www.noiseco2-13.bandcamp.com

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