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Rotten Sound
Under Pressure CD [Repulse Records]/Psychotic Veterinarians 7" [S.O.A. Records] (Repulse Records)

By: Jeb Branin

The powerhouse style of ROTTEN SOUND is so violent that it almost manifests itself in physical assaults on the listener. Combining the vehemence of raw crust core with the sledgehammer riffs of grind this band's sound is anything but rotten. Like many of the best new breed grind bands, ROTTEN SOUND distinguish themselves not only with their completely insane delivery but also by the fact that they are so incredibly tight. They have a razor sharp delivery that still manages to be raw and uncompromising. Great.

Here's a switch... This release began life as a CD and this is a repressing on vinyl. I love it! Vinyl rules my world. Anyway, this was recoded before the full length CD that is reviewed elsewhere in this issue and it is rawer and more frenzied than the full length. The band play with such abandon that it sounds as if they are in the throes of death. To be honest, as much as I liked the full length,t his is even better. More spastic and less predictable, this 7" is phenomenal.

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