Monday, 5 October 2015

Total Fucking Destruction/FUBAR - Split 7"


Tracklist:-

1. Total Fucking Destruction - Push
2. Total Fucking Destruction - Song For Daniel
3. Total Fucking Destruction - Bugs
4. Total Fucking Destruction - Halucinaut
5. FUBAR - Nothing Or Too Little
6. FUBAR - Niet Gezaaid Toch Geoogst
7. FUBAR - Death In Doubt
8. FUBAR - Klokkenluiders
9. FUBAR - Drone

There was a million other records sitting in my review pile/list but the only one that was calling out to me tonight was this 7" split. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to check out the latest TFD songs and adding FUBAR to the equation was always going to be bonus! I probably don't need to introduce either band to you now, but TFD is a US grind band featuring members of Old Head (previously featured on here) and another quite well known Stateside band, while FUBAR are from the Netherlands and also play loud, fast noise. This nine-track split has been released by Give Praise Records, who always nail it.

I seriously don’t think I can type fast enough to keep up with this record, but I’m gonna try. The sampled screams and stupidly fast drumming on Push is TFD through and through but I wasn’t expecting jazzy-singing or audible vocals. Song For Daniel is more familiar sounding but with an added rock-edge throughout. Old Head seems to be creeping into everything. Bugs is twenty-seconds of hyperactivity that could have been written by System Of A Down and that acts as a break before one final inhumane blast called Halucinaut. Musically it’s pretty damn catchy yet all over the place, but in a strangely controlled manner. As forward-thinking and fun grind goes, Total Fucking Destruction lead the way for me. FUBAR follow up with something all the more menacing. Nothing Or Too Little airs more towards hardcore groove with thicker riffs, but the closing thirty-seconds blasts by in a whirlwind of dual-vocalised madness. No breath is taken before Niet Gezaaid Toch Geoogst and it’s all the better for it. They even find time for the briefest of screaming solos. FUBAR are the furrowed brow to TFD’s cheeky grin but they don’t half smash out Death In Doubt. They make up for any notions of seriousness by outplaying even themselves on the intense Klokkenluiders and Drone in lightning-quick succession. Damn this whole split is infectious from start to end and will demand repeat listens purely due to the amount going on in these songs. If you’ve fallen out of love with grind or if the extreme metal fires are no longer burning, both TFD and FUBAR will re-ignite it. This is beast!

You can hear morsels from both bands here via the Give Praise bandcamp page:-



The 7" can be purchased here - http://store.givepraiserecords.com/total-fucking-destruction-fubar-split-7.

Total Fucking Destruction Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tfdgrind
FUBAR Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fubargrindcore
Give Praise Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/givepraiserecords

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