Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Rotten Sound - "Abuse to Suffer" (Album Review)

By: Hunter Young

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 25/03/2016
Label: Season of Mist



“Abuse to Suffer” is an absolute banger of an album,  that flat out runs you down like a T-1000, it is an album for the wild soul looking to get ripped apart, and Rotten Sound have their abuse sharpened to a rusty point, just for you.

“Abuse to Suffer” CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). Lazy Asses
2). ntellect
3). Fear of Shadows
4). Trashmonger
5). Crooked
6). Time for the Fix
7). Slave to the Rats,
8). Brainwashed
9). Cannon Fodder
10). Yellow Pain
11). Machine
12). The Clerk
13). Caged
14). Retaliation
15). Inhumane Treatment
16). Extortion and Blackmail
17). Equal Rights
18). Someone Weak


The Review:

Not so much smashing through the gates, as ripping them off the hinges and eating them, Rotten Sound have unleashed their new noise abomination, “Abuse to Suffer”, and it's a doozie!

I love me some D-Beat style metal, as it's violent, ADD filled energy, and laden full of groove to boot; Rotten Sound  have brought all that, but managed to eat all the chips, get into a fist fight, get lost, and bring several questionable stains into your domicile, while asking “where are all the fucking beers at”. I love this sound, blasted at me as it is and these guys play relentlessly on this album throughout. I can't imagine what they do to a live room, and thank god I don't clean up.

For fans of the albums “Wolverine Blues” (Entombed) and “Live the Storm! (Disfear), Rotten Sound combine grind and D Beat, and have wrought a tangled miasma of noise, violence, and pure abrasive groove into the world. “Abuse to Suffer” takes less time to play than going out for a smoke break, and drags you along the asphalt as it does, with tunes like “Caged” pounding you like a tent stake, “Lazy Asses” which opens like a Venus fly trap made of broken glass, the guitars riffing with hammer-like power, tracks speeding along at sub minute lengths, with signature ripped out vocals flaying the ear drums while the aforementioned broken glass just rips out your spleen.  Rotten Sound will bludgeon you and then bury the evidence.

“Time for the Fix” is an absolute meat grinder, the aggressively low vocals, mesh well with a very evil gravel squeal, leaving road rash inside your ear canals. The album hurtles along as such speed, leaving little time to file charges for the beating you’ve endured, concluding with album closer “Extortion and Blackmail”, slowing things down, just enough to catch your breathe until the track bleeds out, concluding this aural masochistic nightmare.

“Abuse to Suffer” is an absolute banger of an album,  that flat out runs you down like a T-1000 (and with the same dashing good looks), it is an album for the wild soul looking to get ripped apart, and Rotten Sound have their abuse sharpened to a rusty point, just for you.

Abuse to Suffer” is available here

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