Thursday, May 20, 2010

Skarp - Requiem

Artist: Skarp
Album: Requiem
Genre: Blackout Grind
Year: 2005
Origin: USA (Seattle)

Blackout grind? Yeah, it's a made-up subgenre, but I think it sounds cool and gives a hint of the band's atmosphere. Skarp takes a crusty punk song structure and drops the bottom out with mammoth heaviness you won't believe. The female vocalist is "singing like I'm from Sweden," with fitting harshness for a grind act. As you can see from the album cover this release has a somewhat silly theme of suicide, making this kind of like the punk equivalent of DSBM, though of course there are the usual anarchist lyrical themes as well.

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Charles D. Ward said...

I'm no grind fan but I love Seattle and everything hailing from it. Will have to check it for that reason alone!

TheChiefCommie said...

I don't think this is typical grind at all, though some appreciation for fast and abrasive music is probably required.