Japanische Kampforspiele – Fertigmensch

up_110104_japanischeThis is a 7 track MCD of tightly produced Death/Grind. The tempos are mixed up quite a bit, ranging from blast beats to slow breaks, speedy gallops and even a tinge of bluesy riffage gets mixed in. It stays longer in the speeding intensity range than any other though. The vocals mix between deep death growls and a strained shriek. The death growl is pretty generic, but the scream has its own character. There is an element of technicality to the writing, but it does linger in wankery. I don’t know how I feel about this, it’s well done. I love the screams, but aside from that there isn’t much about this that jumps out at me. It’s good, but it is not something that will surprise you or challenge you much as a listener. Not that it has to mind you, but in a world where so many bands of this nature exist, if you can bring something new to the table you are ahead of the game. J.K. doesn’t really do that, but they definitely have their ducks in a row. If you like polished, tight Death /Grind that mixes things up a little than I can see a lot of people digging this, I just wish they were doing something that would make them easier to pick out of a line up of similarly inspired bands. – Scott

~ by scottsplatter on January 4, 2009.

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