MISERY INDEX
Overthrow
(Fadeless Records)
23:27min

I’m wondering if this CD is supposed to be sold for the price of a full length? There are 4 new tracks on here (good production), 1 cover song (TERRORIZER’s ‘Dead Shall Rise’) and 3 live tracks (okay sound). Not even 25 minutes and the 2 (rather boring) live videos wouldn’t justify a full price, either, I think. Apart from that I like this CD a lot. It’s fast and aggressive (remember: 3 former DYING FETUS members), modern sounding, yet with deep roots in the old school. Not the typical gore lyrics one usually finds within this genre: hey, they’re printed on my promotional copy! Socio-critical, sort of “them vs. us” – “shepherds and sheep” or rather “wolves and sheep”, an anarchic kind of punk message. Refreshing. The live tracks sound more old school, a little thrashy, even groovy and the brilliant TERRORIZER cover is the perfect link between the new songs and the live stuff. In case this CD is offered for a reasonable price, I’d definitely go for it! www.misery-index.com

Ramon Claassen

Ramon Claassen

MISERY INDEX
Overthrow
(Anarcho Records / Morbid Records)
15:10min

First sign of life for Jason Netherton and Co. after DYING FETUS with their new band MISERY INDEX (all of them were involved with DYING FETUS in one way or another). What you can expect is a short and brutal piece of Deathgrind making your tortured ears bleed! Hell, this is fast (on the other hand, people say that for me everything faster than Doom Metal appears fast to me… but I think these guys are fast indeed), yet with good groovy parts making the rage seem even more furious. I can imagine quite a few people going absolutely nuts with “Overthrow” because that’s what happens to me every time I put it on. Expect a full length in early 2002 with nothing but pure aggression and one hell of a good time. www.misery-index.com

Ramon Claassen

Ramon Claassen

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MISERY INDEX - Split CD (Frank Stöver)
MISERY INDEX - Discordia (Torsten Gründig)
MISERY INDEX - Retaliate (Dave Rotten)

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