Kill A Celebrity – Grindslaughter CD-R

Grade: 7/10
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Kill A Celebrity – Grindslaughter CD-R
Genre: Grindcore
Origin: Australia
Released: 2007
Website: Kill A Celebrity 
Label: –
Uploaded: 09.04.08

Here we have the debut demo by the new Aussie grind sensation Kill A Celebrity. A catchy name, it is, but do they manage to live up to its edginess?
Blasting drums, razor guitars and distorted screams packaged in a dirty and raw sound. The only thing really bothering me about this demo is those latter parts; the sound is too rough to really make an impact and the distortion surrounding the vocals annoy the hell out of me. But other than that this is pretty cool grindcore in the vein of Pig Destroyer, mixed with Captain Cleanoff and Nasum. But the band also mention acts like AntigamaSplitterRotten SoundCephalic Carnage and Kill the Client as influences. While remaining within the grindcore genre you’ll easily find touches of death metal and crustcore as well. I’m not really sure what to make out of the lyrics. None are included, and the tracktitles suggest socio-political topics (American Heroine for instance) as well as pure gore (Faecal Matter Makes Surprisingly Good Lubricant for instance), and it’d surprise me if no tracks were to battle the celebrity topic. Besides the raging, blazing tunes clocking in between six seconds and almost two minutes they also offer us a couple of minutes of weird-ass blues towards the end. I’m sure we’ll hear a lot more from this band in the future. It seems that Australia just can’t go wrong when it comes to grind.

01. Hell is other people
02. You’re a disease
03. Pollute, rape, decay
04. Binary God
05. American heroine
06. Sterile existence
07. Grind of the everyday
08. Jesus ate my baby
09. The engine of death
10. Faecal matter makes surprisingly good lubricant
11. P.H.H.O.A.F.S.
12. Cobretti