"NERO IN METASTASI"
After more than twenty five years in existence Italy's Grindcore maniacs CRIPPLE
BASTARDS have unleashed their newest offering in "NERO IN METASTASI". These
guys have been shredding up the underground for longer than most of their fans have been
alive. CRIPPLE BASTARDS started way back in 1988 and have been releasing massive
albums of unrelenting Grindcore madness ever since. These guys were one of the first
bands I remember getting in contact with back in the early 90's and one of the first bands
out of Italy. Their music is brutal and spastic stripped down and raw Grindcore all the
way. There is a sort of Hardcore vibe in some of their songs, but for the most the
Grindcore is the main style. The music itself is very fast paced, noisy and out of control in
a sort of controlled chaos kind of way. You know, exactly how true Grindcore should be.
At times you can hear some slight Death Metal elements creeping into their sound as well.
Giulio The Bastard's vocals tend to run all over the place, which gives them a different
Grindcore sound and helps them stand out amongst others of the genre. He mostly does a
mid ranged Grindcore screaming style, with some lower ended Death growls thrown in the
mix as well as some mid ranged Hardcore chants and screams. The one thing I like a lot
about these guys is that they through in some grooved out parts from time to time to break
up some of the mayhem. If you were to take parts of BRUJERIA, AGATHOCLES,
ALIENATION MENTAL, FUCK THE FACTS & MORTUARY HACKING
SESSION mix them all together and out would come CRIPPLE BASTARDS. One of the
best Grindcore bands ever and hopefully with them being on RELAPSE RECORDS now
they will get the exposure, attention and respect they deserve. Grind on!!!