In various combinations Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer, Blower, and Enemy Soil all share band members. All these bands can be classified as "grindcore" except maybe Enemy Soil who are a little more on the power violence side of things.
I first heard Agoraphobic Nosebleed and then Pig Destroyer about a year later back in 98 and 99. I think if you like one, you're probably gonna like the other. Although with Agoraphobic and Blower, the drum machine is pretty obvious at times. Not so much here on PD's Explosions In Ward 6.
Here we have 18 tracks, most of which clock in under a minute, causing this to basically be an EP. It you think that's too short of a sample then I would recommend 38 Counts of Battery. This entire album was remastered and re-released as a part of 38 Counts of Battery two years later. But I bought this when it came out and it's a little more of an OOP collector's item after all this time.
As far as the audio, I have heard heavier grind than this. I have heard faster grind than this. But this is still a hard-hitter and is a worthy purchase. Sometimes the screaming sounds like Seth Putnam from AxCx (R.I.P).
This is a good listen if you wanna hear some grindcore for about 20 minutes and then move onto something else. If you want a more worthy purchase, pick up 38 Counts of Battery.
Reservoir (Black Army Jacket, C.R, Noothgrush, Nothing's Quiet On The Eastern Front compilation)
- Jay in Texas