Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Groak - "Masticator" EP (Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 14/09/2015
Label: FHED Records


The four servings here offer rotten scraps of rancid sludge, this is certainly not easily digestible!  Goddamn this is filthy! Groak have crawled from the murky depths of the Leeds underground scene and are proving themselves to be a force to be reckoned with.

“Masticator” CS//DD track listing:  

1.Trichobezoar (04:33)
2.Despite the Gawker (07:21)
3.Gastric Interruptions (07:23)
4.Notebook  (05:39)

The Review:

Goddamn this is filthy! Groak have crawled from the murky depths of the Leeds underground scene and are proving themselves to be a force to be reckoned with. Originally released as a digital download only, the wonderful person behind F H E D has seen fit to release their 'Masticator EP' on black cassette.

The four servings here offer rotten scraps of rancid sludge, this is certainly not easily digestible! Crumbs of crusty hardcore are added to flesh out each portion on tracks such as 'Trichobezoar' and 'Gastric Interruptions' but they are quickly soaked up in the festering slime. 'Notebook' has that Meth Drinker stench to it and instantly makes you want to wash your hands and face.

With this EP and a split release already in the bag for this year, its evident Groak are a band who won't rest on their laurels. The future is suitably grim for these lads.

“Masticator” is available here



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