A horrible hack


Black Bong

Year Released: 2007
Format: CD
Label: HG Fact
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jan 4, 2008
Still the best band on the planet, but how does one even begin to describe them? I wouldn't be surprised if "emo-grind" puts you right off, and it barely scratches the surface of Swarrrm's black depths, so if you take the cataclysmic payoffs of fellow countrymen Envy going off constantly and intersperse them with insane scattershot blastwork and some of the most inventively vicious Arabic-inflected guitaring heard in any genre, you might just be in the right ballpark. The totally bilious vocals come courtesy of the guy from Hellchild, and while I do miss the utterly horrendous glass-gargling upchucking and heavy breathing of the last bloke, this new guy's not much nicer. Good luck getting a copy by the way.

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