Location: Rochester, New York
Genre: Gangster Grind
Format: Digital album, cassette
Label: Faith In Failure Productions (USA)
Release date: November 13, 2019
Once again, Dave Wolff from Asphyxium Zine has sent me a slew of cool tunes. The band is ''Holy Water,'' and the release is ''Holy Water's New York Poser Delicatessen,'' an EP released in 2020... supposed gangster grind from New York.
After listening, my first thought is there should have been more hip-hop/rap samples. The ones added were a nice touch, but a few more would have fit in the mix quite nicely. As for the grind itself, everything from the vocals to the guitar right down to the bass is spot on. Aggressive, full frontal, and in your face. And the tightness of this EP as a whole and clarity of production also need to be mentioned... it's phenomenal!
The cover is not something you would expect from a band with the title ''Holy Water,'' but overall, the art is done well and manages to reach the status of passable/intriguing grindcore art. So basically; what I am saying is that everyone should dig into this grinding mess of audio putrefaction and have a damn good time doing it.
Holy Water was founded in 2018; and you can find this EP released (cassette format) on Faith In Failure.
Seven short tracks in Just under ten minutes. Scoop this one up, yo! –Devin Joseph Meaney
1. Sucks To Be You
2. Message Of Hope
3. Coastal Elite
5. Rabid (Mortician cover)
6. Selling Crack
7. Worthless Piece Of Shit