Review by Alex Grindor on August 3, 2021.
Spawned from the blackest pits of Poland, Gnida comes forth with their latest release. A full-blown, headbanging, obliterating display of death/grind with the perfect touch of technical prowess in their instruments without going all tech-death in their music.
After a brief intro, the music just roars through your speakers in absolute frenzy. No second is wasted after this brief intro, as the music starts from out of nowhere at full volume. Guitars are played at maniacal speed, yet with a clarity that makes it very enjoyable. It is evident that these guys have practiced their instrument with very favorable results. As it tends to happen with the more extreme bands, the bass is pretty much buried beneath the layers of guitars and drums. However, it's presence can still be noticed in the weight the sound has, as it follows the guitar with pristine perfection with some small moments when it shines on its own. Drums are just inhuman, shifting from blast-beats to more down-paced rhythms in a fraction of a second without losing structure, not to mention some moments in some tracks where it goes in a start-stop fashion. Last but not least, vocals are well executed for this style in particular. Using a very deep growl that is sometimes double layered for more impact. His vocals are consistent throughout the record and not once does it seem to be faltering. In fact, it feels more aggressive with each track.
Overall, it is a great record by Gnida and a fantastic addition to add to you death/grind collection. It may be a bit short (16 tracks, 22 minutes) and some tracks may be unnecessary at all (some tracks are just "micro songs" that add nothing to the record) but it nonetheless displays a furious band tearing their way through everything in sight. This record was released in October 2020, so if you wanna check out Gnida, I assure you that you won't regret said choice.
Rating: 8.9 out of 10215