Crime Against Humanity

LP12 Vinil

Available from 17/10/2013

Also Available in CD (View All)

17.50 €

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This is an evil album. Just look at the bad lookin' dudes at the top of the 
album cover, who look eerily similar to the guys on Sodom's Agent Orange and Persecution Mania records. What makes Crime Against Humanity unique is that it blends high speed blasting with a slow, plodding heaviness that makes for an interesting, albeit short, ride. For you culinary folk out there, mix 3 cups of Napalm Death with 2 cups of Black Sabbath and bake at 400° for about 23 minutes and you'll produce a rough approximation of this album (OK, bad analogy, but you get the idea).
Naturally, being a lesser known project of Terrorizer frontman Oscar Garcia, 
this album can't help but be compared to said band's awesome World Downfall record. Unfortunately, such a comparison makes Crime Against Humanity seem worse than it really is. Judged on its own merit, its a solid slab of doomy grindcore. Or grindy doom metal. Or whatever the hell you want to call it.
The production instantly reminded me of Black Sabbath's Master of Reality, 
though with some notable differences. It's very bass-heavy, giving it that 
really dark, gloomy feel. Garcia's roaring vocals sound like they were recorded in an underground cave. The guitars are deep and super distorted. Bass guitar has a sinister pitch to it and is well-placed in the mix. I'm not 100% sure but I believe the snare drum is a large empty paint can, and if you strain hard enough you can actually hear the bass drum.
The album starts of at slowly, but kicks into high gear by the third track 
"Point of Discharge". Don't be mistaken, though. There are some lethal riffs to be found here. The opening "Mind Dead" is perhaps the best track on the record. The lyrics are largely political based, with names like "System Breakdown" and "Make More Profit" being rather self-explanatory in their content.
I can't really give it more than an 85. Personally, there's too much reverb on 
the vocals and they need a new drum kit (or producer). But the solid riffing and general "doomy" approach to grind are what makes this album stand out in my mind. If you're fortunate enough to bump into a copy of this, by all means pick it up.

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