AFGRUND (swe): s/t split with RELEVANT FEW (swe) 2006 Lifestage

Afgrund - Relevant FewMan I am so fucking stupid sometimes ah ah! I really don’t want to like it, I always try to convince myself that I don’t like political grind but everytime I hear a band that rips like this Afgrund does, I always have to admit: “fuck, this is goddamn excellent”. Another footprint in the fresh concrete gallery of Swedish Grind. Afgrund belong to this new generation of grindcore that just surpassed the big change of the late 90’s when bands like Nasum began installing super productions in a genre that had deep roots in the filth of crusty punk. This new breed has all the good elements of this late grindcore kind but also a massive sound and loads abrasive energy by the dozens. Names that come up to mind when looking for comparisons are those of their first label No ToleranceKrigshot, Skitsistem, Wolfpack etc. in other words extremely powerful and groovy grind with a huge sound prouction – this is really nice shit. Good replacement for a Red Bull when driving home in the late of the night. Sometimes this fat sound gets almost messy and a bit splatterish, one can even dare to say some early Malignant Tumour or Squash Bowels hints appear scattered in the songs. I only didn’t like much the very last song “Det Sista Brevet” – ithas some dissonance that I never manage to tolerate. Perfect packaging by Szymon Siech (always a master), since I guess the lyrics are of the introspective/social kind, I really don’t care if they are in English, for once – ah ah!

They have a full-length out now, called “Svarta Dagar” on the same label Lifestage – check out the cover, it’s KILLER. (weird, the label’s website is severaly outdated…!).

4 thoughts on “AFGRUND (swe): s/t split with RELEVANT FEW (swe) 2006 Lifestage

  1. It’s funny how people think we’re political when they don’t even know what the lyrics are about. Allthough we’ve been called “political grind” in swedish media too for some reason which is pretty wierd. I guess either you’re a goregrind band with vocals about guts and prolapsed rectums OR you’re a political grind band. Strange, I always thought we only wrote lyrics that reflected on the hard sides of everyday life.

    Thanks for a good review though.

  2. It’s funny how people think we’re political when they don’t even know what the lyrics are about. Allthough we’ve been called “political grind” in swedish media too for some reason which is pretty wierd. I guess either you’re a goregrind band with vocals about guts and prolapsed rectums OR you’re a political grind band. Strange, I always thought we only wrote lyrics that reflected on the hard sides of everyday life. Thanks for a good review though.

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