This band was formed some time in 2007, and self-released their debut album "Odd" in 2009. The band's style on this album is somewhere between brutal and blasting grincore and technical death metal with a slight tongue-in-cheek attitude, but as they added a saxophone player to their line-up 2010 it's a bit difficult to tell how their next album will sound like.
As one can expect, the album begins with a straight-forward tune that really represents the band's aggression well, while still showcasing their songwriting skills in the form of some guitar riffs, breaks and hostile discords that one would more likely expect from newer technical death metal. The songs have a lot of twists and darkness in them despite their hostile nature, and they don't sound predictable at all - and even though this makes the album less likely to stick to your head on the first listen, it really pays off after a few more spins when the listener gets more attuned to the band's style.
The merciless parts with the most speed and twists are balanced by some slower parts, such as the dark and rather atmospheric riffing in "Scam," the brutal simplisticity present in "Drumstick Made Eyehole" and the twisted rhythms in "Burn, Bitch." These moments bring the whole into a balance and give the album a great drive, as the songs usually don't stick to one part for long; they go forward and keep surprising the listener, while still keeping the progress natural and making the whole sound cohesive and surprisingly knit-together. All the songs stand out from each other, but don't outshadow each other or stick out in a bad way.
The album sounds professional. The guitars have a heavy, sharp and dark sound that's perfect for executing such technical and partly highly twisted riffs, and the bass guitar sounds clear but still heavy to give the songs both the backbone and the compositional support. The drums have sharp but still powerful sounds as well, bringing out each hit and their power. The vocals vary from screams to really low gurgling growls to something in between, and even though they don't really sound all that special they do deliver a lot of power without taking the focus away from the actual compositions. They blend in with the music. Overall, the album sounds professional, but it hasn't been polished out of it's impact and edge. The band could employ a more powerful soundscape in the future that would bring out a bit more from the individual instruments, but, as this debut is style-wise rather scattered, a soundscape like this is good for bringing out the different sides of the band's sound in a more than decent manner.
The lyrics vary from the usual political commentary to more and less humorous stories about violence and drug abuse. The themes vary a lot, but the lyrics are bound together by their aggressive attitude and down-to-earth feel. It's a shame the lyrics can't be found on the album itself, but there's only so much you can demand from a self-released album. The booklet does feature a drawing which pretty much sums up all the lyrics, though.
The album sounds even ruthless in its determined and aggressive style and variation, and thus might be a bit difficult to digest on the first few listens. The album does grow on you, but I'd still say that the band could leave out some of their experimentations to give the whole album more impact, as now it seems to be approaching too many directions at once. For example, there's a couple of rather punk-styled short parts that stick out due to their simplisticity and don't seem to find their place; the same goes for the black metal-styled riffing in "Incarnation," even though the song does speak about the antichrist.
It's pleasing to see a band of this genre which doesn't focus on the technical side alone, but remembers to make good compositions that have enough logic in them as well. If you're into fast, brutal and technical death metal or want some more variation and heaviness from your grindcore, I'd recommend you to check this album out. Do note that it's highly affordable as well.