MetalBite Review by Arek on 8/8/2016
This year is an extremely fertile one if it comes to high flying grind. At the beginning of the year Unborn Suffer
fired out Nihilist
, later a great album by Rotten Sound
, and now Gadget
. If Dead Infection
eventually decides to reveal their hidden and long awaited opus magnum to us, Iím going to have to call 2016 the year of the grind.
The Great Destroyer
is only the third album in nearly 20-year history of those grinding Swedes. Gadget
never has sinned with regularity and consistency with the production of their publications and for the last one, quartet led by William Blackmon, had us wait for 10 full years. The Great Destroyer
includes 17 tracks, lasting a total of less than 27 minutes. Third album, similarly to previous productions of the Swedes, provides a solid wall of sound strongly aggravating hearing apparatus. It's actually a 16-series mini-gun shot completed with sludge-stoner explosion. William Blackmon himself made sure of the quality of the recordings and I have to say that this is the best music publishing/production of Gadget
, including the album cover. The sound is extremely readable, but at the same time harsh and coarse just like this kind of music should have.
I dare to say with full responsibility that this is a very good album worthy of attention of not only fans of grind core, but all the maniacs of heavy sounds. Although Gadget
Anno Domini 2016 is mainly early Napalm/Nasum
grind, we find a lot of slow sections (beginning to From Graduation To Devastation, In The Name Of Suffering
), and ending I Don't Need You/Dead And Gone
, it's one big, psychedelic drone lasting five and a half minutes.
Favored tracks: Pillars Of Filth
with the theme a'la Carcass
, death-like The Great Destroyer, The Lack Of Humanity
and Svart HŚl
. We also cannot forget to mention of the friendly participation of Barney Greenway of Napalm Death
on Violent Hours (For A Veiled Awakening)
. To sum it up The Great Destroyer
is a heck of a decent grind record with a tight punk/death metal character. Maybe it isnít groundbreaking, maybe not too original, but what a beating it provides!!
Rating: 8.5 out of 10