"Each Birth a New Disaster" (Tankcrimes; 2008)
Reviewed by Spudbeast
Let me begin by saying this: Grindcore is not exactly this reviewer's cup of tea. There’s a rare breed of grindcore that I actually find myself listening to and, thankfully, Population Reduction’s latest effort, “Each Birth a New Disaster” is one of that breed.
Consisting of two members, Population
Reduction appears at first to be minimalist, blast-beat driven, 50-second song
grindcore. But that's actually not the case. Awesome riffs and conservative
drumming (i.e. not continuous blast-beats) make this band rise above the boring,
trite sound of the likes of Pig Destroyer and
Evergreen Terrace. Population Reduction is more in the vein of Frightmare and pre-“Heartwork” Carcass; brutal, but by no means boring.
Great musicianship, bitchin’ cover art, hilarious lyrics ( “Amish Meth Dealer” and “Cock Rock Barbeque”) make this album definitely worth a listen, and potentially breathe some new life into a nearly tapped genre. I really enjoyed this album, and that's saying a lot for someone who had all but dismissed the genre as a bad joke.
For more information, check out http://www.myspace.com/populationreduction or http://www.populationreduction.net.
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.
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