I have never heard of this record before, let alone listened heard it, and to be honest I never intend to. But it thrills and excites me that there are people - nay, artists - out there in the world who are able and prepared to think up album titles and band names such as this. The point is, you don't NEED to listen to a record called the Worst Sonic Abomination Ever - in fact if you DO, you have misunderstood it; if it lives up to its promise you'll, ipso facto, hate it; if it doesn't, then you'll be thoroughly disappointed, and still most likely won't be much good. Like Marcel Duchamp's classic piece of found art scuplture, "Fountain" (an upside down, signed public urinal), this item, a CD, was not intended to be played: The single piece of artistic genius is the its very existence, and that of a band named "Scrotum Grinder". These ladies and gentlemen deserve your dollars on account of the very idea of their product...
...and possibly the comfort brought by the fact that, wherever they do live, it isn't in your town.
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Olly Buxton (ElectricRay)
Sep 26, 2009
Dec 22, 2010 09:37 PM UTC
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Unrelenting! Explosively powerful creative thrash marked with tough metallic breakdowns, floor- punching chunka-chunka, and raucous female vocals. Speeding hardcore filled with abrasive twists and turns, violent vocal trade offs and dark and thoughtful lyrics. SCROTUM GRINDER is composed of members of the bands HANKSHAW (though they sounds nothing alike), FAILURE FACE, along with Steve Kosiba, who was in Misery Index-era ASSUCK and lead vocalist, Michelle who is a punk rock crowd-leaping terror and later sang in MOMENTO MORI! By no means a repeat of past bands or sounds, this tears with inventiveness and imagination while still keeping even keel with a destructive hardcore path, an apocalyptic dark ride with lyrical hope and inspiration as a guide... and yes, Prank knows the band name is terrible!