Saturday, December 8, 2018

Full Length Review: GRINDZILLA Toshinquandon (Bizarre Leprous Production) by Devin Joseph Meaney

Bizarre Leprous Production
Place of origin: Belarus, Russia
Genre: Death grind, gore grind, groove
Release date: May 31, 2018
I originally intended on doing a holiday oriented review, but as I could not find any heavy, newly-released holiday music, I decided that I would review a band that I have been listening to over the past few days. A few days ago I came upon ''Toshinquandon'' by Grindzilla. The album is listed as deathgrind/groovy goregrind, but I can for sure hear influences from other genres. The band has been in existence since 2015, but this is their debut full-length album. The first thing I will mention is that the vocals on this release are highly entertaining. Ranging from low-pitched inhaled gutturals to squeaky high pitched squeals, these guys warm my heart, making me want to jump around my room like a drunken lunatic. I am normally not a fan of pig squeals, but for these guys it works well. The guitars shred fast, the music meshing together in a flurry of awesomeness. The drums are tight, bringing the whole thing together nicely. ''Grind'' is usually taken way too seriously if you ask me. To me, this whole album comes off as light hearted, something that is sometimes lost in a sea of perversion, crime scene photos and offensive song titles. The clucking chicken at the beginning of ''Chicken Bubblegun'' is a good example of how this album is meant to be fun and entertaining... not just offensive. I mean, I have no problem with music being offensive, but sometimes it is nice to listen to something amusing in nature. I also really enjoy the cover art! Featuring fifteen blasting tracks, I suggest that you check this beast out. Grindcore purists might have issues with this album, but personally I will be listening to this again. This is a great album! -Devin Joseph Meaney

Andrey: Vocals
Aleksey: Guitar
Artur: Bass
Vladimir: Drums

Track list:
1. Gopatech
2. Murderous invention
3. Dibilicon
4. Yoba-bi-bee
5. Moshpig with sledgehammer
6. Chicken bubblegun (that's what chicken wants)
7. Seven days of fuck
8. Morbid charge
9. Quintessence of insanity
10. Hellhaze
11. Grind-n-roll
12. Mutant wrestle mania
13. Swine party
14. Megalodone attack
15. Bury your pet

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