In The Chapter Of Horror
(Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)
Finally, something other than Metalcore comes out of New Jersey! These guys are influenced by Repulsion and Blood Freak with their brand of sleazy Grindcore with a sound even heavier and faster! 'The Buzz Is Back' is a sickening slew of savage speed with a dialogue sample from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II". The nightmare continues with 'Subway Savages', a plethoric pounding of pulsing putridity. Three more tracks including a cover of S.O.D.'s 'Kill Yourself' round out the disc (2 live tracks are tacked on at the end and though they kill live, the sound leaves a lot to be desired). I'm always a sucker for dual vocalists in Metal; one raw screaming, one Nathan Explosion Death Metal growl. These guys kick ass so hard, I thought there were at least 4 members but there are only 3 guys making this beautifully unholy racket! The thick sound is also helped by some great production values. I know this is their 3rd disc in 3 years which is hard work, but I wish this disc had been longer. Hopefully, though, it should pique your curiosity and have you buying all their stuff shortly. These guys also cover themselves in fake blood live à la Impaled. What more could a Metalhead ask for? These guys are doing a US East Coast tour in March and need your help booking gigs. Check out www.myspace.com/exdementia and www.exdementia.net for more info!
- EX DEMENTIA - The Red Mass - by Nathan Shapiro