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Faxe - Grunt Grunt


Year Released: 2012
Format: 7"
Label: No Way Asso - Douchebag Records - Eastern Blasting Crew - Booze Me Up Records
Reviewed by James Williams on Apr 9, 2013
This is a split 7” from two French grind bands – Faxe contribute six songs to their side and GruntGrunt contribute 10 to theirs. Starting with Faxe’s side, they play fairly rock-n-roll inspired grind, which doesn’t sound too bad actually. The vocals sound fierce and the instrumentation is pretty crazy underneath, especially the drums. They play fairly short songs and only go beyond two minutes once. They are fans of decent guitar work too, as they switch between crazed riffage and more mid-paced dirges really well. They also sing in English, which I wasn’t expecting. They even have a six second song, which is strangely called “Stretching Your Anus With A Can’ Between Friends Doesn't Make You Gay Part .2”. Not sure what to make of that title, but I’m sure it’s something I’m not supposed to get! GruntGrunt don’t like song titles, as all of their songs are titled 01, 02, 03 etc. These guys play much faster grind, with no song over a minute. It’s quite mathy too and good luck understanding the vocals! This is pretty madcap grind to be honest. The vocals range from deep growls, to higher screams and some odd, almost clean cries. The guitars sound ace when not raging and the drums are as furious as on the first side. I think this will only appeal to the most ardent grind fans. I quite like it but won’t find myself listening to it on repeat, over and over.

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