Just Keep Digging
Following last week’s show pretty notable bands (relatively speaking), this week’s episode only has one name you probably recognize. However, don’t let that deter you! There’s some damn good stuff in here! There’s also some note-so-damn-good stuff, but at least it leads to an (arguably) good discussion…which you can feel free to continue in the comments.
After The Burial – Dig Deep (Sumerian)
Bushwhacker – The False Dilemma
Collision – Satanic Surgery (Hammerheart)
Shortly after finishing the episode Nick apparently started playing some Mumakil and proceeded to tell me that it was better than Collision. He started sampling the album Flies Will Starve (“I started with “Fucktards Parade” because why wouldn’t you…”), and pointed out the song structure was better, production was fuller, you got a little groove in there, tempo changes, etc. He wasn’t wrong. As straightforward grind as it is, it really is solid stuff. Nick apparently gave that album a 2 at the time, and I a 3, While I maintained my score would probably remain the same (the album should be at least 10 minutes shorter), Nick admitted he would bump it to a 3 if we reviewed it now. It just goes to show how our tastes have evolved. It also means we probably need to keep trying stuff like this instead of prejudging based on what we thought about this stuff 2.5 years ago. So, apologies to Mumakil for the unwarranted bashing.