Nyctophobic "Insects" CDPosted on Monday, July 4th, 2005 @ 7:12am » permalink
Since the Tomsk-7 went over so well a few weeks ago, here's some more excellent contemporary grind. In my opinion, one of the finest grindcore releases of this decade. Germany's Nyctophobic has been around for well over 10 years, and their most recent full-length, "Insects", is chock full of raging grindcore in the classic sense. Think the churning backbone of mid-period Napalm Death without so much death metal, combined with the crusty hardcore/punk edge and searing vocal tradeoffs of a band like Phobia. Plenty of efficient speed, tons of massive of midpaced breaks, burly low growls, vicious high screams, and excellently focused songwriting… this one's got it all.
The band is apparently still active, so I'm stunned that they haven't released a damn thing in the last five years. I pulled this one out earlier in the week on a whim and was sure that when I went digging I'd found out that the band had either called it quits or released a couple of other records that slipped under my radar, but that's not the case. Anyone know the story there? Let me know.
Coincidentally, since I guess people are just dumb enough to have not paid attention to this disc when it came out five years ago, Relapse has the fucker on sale for $3 as we speak. If you dig the above mp3's, you'd be foolish not to take 'em up on that steal of a bargain: