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Afgrund

Corporatocracy”

2013

Afgrund - Corporatocracy

 

Corporatocracy is listed as and EP but has 11 tracks. So Afgrund may be a bit of over achievers considering the last album The Age Of Dumb has 18 songs. Corporatocracy is a noticeably cleaner album than TAOD. The production is more polished and the guitars have moved a but more mainstream in their tones. It sounds a bit more commercial with the addition of slower moments as compared to TAOD. The lyrical angst or disgust appears to still be present and the vocals are just as hostile. Whether production or time Armin’s vocals seem even stronger than before. This really shows on Shadows, which is a Nasum cover. While not as bitey with the highs, still has powerful proficiency. 

 

Afrgrund has progressed musically but they always show a diversity of influence. Splattered Cadavers reminds me of System of a Down if they went psychotic (er). Satanic Saliva has a Death Metal punch but catchy at the same time.

Corporatocracy  in my opinion is a great introduction, albeit their latest effort, to the band. I RECOMMEND giving this one a listen and a BUY.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Corporatocracy

2. Earthrape

3. Pact of Perfection

4. Common Goals

5. Dog Days

6. Scarred Forever

7. Pharmageddon

8. Satanic Sativa

9. Splattered Cadavers (Repulsion cover)

10. Shadows (Nasum cover)

11. The Nightmare Continues (Discharge cover)

 

 

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Members:
Armin Schweiger – Vocals
Olli Nokkala – Guitars
Enrico Marchiori – Bass/Vocals
Patrik Fält – Drums

 

Rating 8 out or 10

~Alaric Hannibal Barca

Afgrund

The Age Of Dumb”

2012

Afgrund - The Age of Dumb

There is a rhythm, a drive or riff for everyone that likes their music heavy as shit. This is a raw sound assault on the senses. I would best describe it as the soundtrack of turning road rage into multiple homicides. Others may simply call this grindcore. I would ballpark these bad boys between Napalm Death and Nasum without hitting the highs vocally of the latter band. 

 

It appears lyrically that the band has something against all the world’s plethora   complications. Which should probably keep them inspired to write songs of this sort for years, maybe decades to come. There are 18 tracks on the album and they are not one minute blasts so be prepared to dig in. 

 

There is an infectious energy to this band that after repeated listening began to grow on me. I hand it to them on musicianship and tirelessness on the assault.

 

 

Tracklist:

1. Life and Death of a Broiler

2. Living the Nightmare

3. The Might of a Nation

4. H.A.P.P.Y.

5. Beaurocrap

6. Carniwars

7. Genocide to Glorify

8. Repaint the Truth

9. An Aggregation of Misfortune

10. Discorporate

11. The War on Drugs

12. Planet Monsanto

13. Le Grand Illusion

14. Nuclear Hazzard

15. Life Banned

16. Bullets Are Forever

17. He Who Plants Sorrow

18. The Carrier

 

 

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Members:
Armin Schweiger – Vocals
Olli Nokkala – Guitars
Enrico Marchiori – Bass/Vocals
Patrik Fält – Drums

 

 

Rating 7 out of 10

~Alaric Hannibal Barca

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