"Desalmado" (Greyhaze; 2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


Brazilian grindcore mavens Desalmado present a rapid-fire, 15-track, 31-minute eponymous offering where incessant needs for speed and brazen bursts of brutality combine for a headbanging good time.

Produced by former Sepultura skinsman Jean Dolabella, this affair features expedient riffs (“Cannibal Social”), blistering percussion (“Cegueira Santa”), and strained vocal screams aplenty (in their native tongue) developed to satisfy those who enjoy the rush of velocity-induced malevolence with a side order of groove (“Ceifador”) rounding out a undeniably relentless attack.

Despite the fact that Desalmado is following the leaders and not guiding the path, they do an admirable job of filling in the blanks and raging out with their own blend of extreme metal madness.

For more information, check out

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

Back to CD Reviews Home

Back to Home

Copyright © 2012 by R. Scott Bolton. All rights reserved.
Revised: 26 Sep 2022 12:18:30 -0400 .