September 16, 2020

Extreme Noise Terror - The Peel Sessions '87-'90 (1990) ☠

*First pressing on CD.
Contains 14 tracks total.
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Grindcore
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☠: Selected by Buccaneer
© 1990 Strange Fruit
Review by Brain Dead
I still haven't had the chance to listen to all the early Extreme Noise Terror recordings, but I'm sure this is some of their best stuffs. The first seven tracks are from 1987, this is great crustcore, certainly with a big Discharge influence, but also a violence and intensity close to early Napalm Death. Mick Harris, the Napalm Death drummer is by the way playing on this first session. All the songs are in the same vein, uncompromising crust/grind, with relentless fast rythms; but no Napalm Death-like blastbeats. Everything have a dirty raw vibe, simple crusty guitar riffs, violent drumming, two nasty types of vocals, hardcory growls and manic screams... and all this is definitely wicked dirty punk music stuff, which later influenced tons of bands like Disrupt for example. The song "I am a bloody fool" is the only exception here, some sort of good funny punk-rock song. The rest is fast crust-grind, the best stuff of this kind ever recorded!

tags: extreme noise terror, the peel sessions, 87 90, 1990, flac,