A horrible hack

Beg

s/t

Year Released: 2016
Format: 7"
Label: SuperFi
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Aug 3, 2016
The Beg LP was great and this little platter certainly doesn't disappoint by way of follow-up, providing a nasty, gnashing dose of angularly-oriented grindcore. The blasts are hectic and the venomous riffing is razor sharp, but while the band deal excellently in flat-out grind things are also informed by the wiry tangles and moribund chugs of Keelhaul or KEN mode, thus bringing to mind the mutant filth served up by Triac, Watchmaker and Defeatist. This is all topped off with a blustery, blown-out production that lends things a borderline artsy air – a strange thing to say, perhaps, but it's apparent nonetheless. Fear not, though, fair grindfreaks, because despite this cursory nod towards common decency it still can't do anything to conceal the Bowie knives, brass knuckles and half-bricks that Beg have concealed about their person and are only too happy to deploy.


Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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