You ever think about how comfortable it is to remove your belt before taking off your pants? Yeah, neither. I was just thinking of a way to ease myself into writing a review 'cause really, how the fuck does anybody review a grindcore album? If you've listened to a grindcore album and need someone to describe the aesthetics for you, you have to be a little bit dense or uninterested. Either way, I'll probably still have to explain what went on, such is the nature of reviewing.
Shit, it was actually really retarded how I managed to find out about this band. I had no prior knowledge of them other than a day ago, and there was a Facebook ad which randomly advertised them. The ad promised a band that was for fans of Nasum and a few other grind acts. Needless to say, I had to check these fellas out. I mean, fuck, I really enjoyed what I had heard from Nasum, and one of the dudes in the band died in a tsunami. That's a pretty grindcore death. Anyway, I decided to listen to Subvert the Dominant Paradigm. I mean, for starters, I enjoy me some grind if it's done right, and so far this blog is reviewing recently released shit, so finding this album and listening to it worked out greatly.
There have been people that have compared the sound of this release to Discordance Axis, which is a pretty apt comparison. In typical grindcore fashion, the longest tracks on the album are less than 2 minutes (except for one track, but that's not even a song, just retarded filler), and there is nothing but unpretentious aggression that rips through your speakers. If you don't like blast beats, then you've come across the wrong album - in fact, what the fuck would you be doing even bothering with grindcore, you sack of cunt? Much of the riffing is unrelenting, shredded and has some moments that chug like fuck, usually when the guitars slow down. Shit's brutal as fuck. It does exactly what you would like a grindcore album to do but, like a lot of grindcore albums, there is always one small problem - FILLER.
Well, the filler on this album isn't that much of a problem because you can just end the album as soon as it gets to track 30. The track is basically a pointless barrage of noise that lasts for 20 minutes. Perhaps this is a homage to Merzbow or some faggot shit that's about as musical as shitting your pants. If you're a hipster, at least you can listen to the track and say "Dude, the new Noisear LP is so deck. Nobody except for me can handle the artistic greatness of the final track, which is as beautiful as it is horrific, maaaaaan."
Though, if you were the type of person that had an opinion like that, I'd really hope that the Al Qaeda murder you and send your scarves and vinyl collection to Allah.
Allah is great!