Cunt Saw special : sounds like a Disleksick covering an Hipster with Vomit!

 

Cunt Saw is a cool noise punk band out of Michigan, led by Joshfrank, who does almost everything in “studio”, while he’s helped by Davey on drums during live sets (at least this iswaht comes out from the releases and thweir MySpace page!). Joshfrank was so kind to send me some promo rips of Cunt Saw latest releases so here you are, a bunch of small reviews about Michigan’s sickest!

CUNT SAW / DISLEKSICK

 



Well, this is actually the first time I listen to something by Cunt Saw and I’ve found them to be very interestign and somewhat original. Their style is a curious blend of noisecore, punk and old school noisegrind. If I have to put some names together in order to describe how Cutn Saw sounds they’ll be something like Masher + Minch + Noise Waste + None Of Your Fucking Business + Raw + Rudio De Odio + Yesmeansyes and no, I didn’t make up these names randomly. The sound they set up is a cool mix of distorting guitar, really simple and straightforward drumming (something that sounds like it’s played only with hands without pedals, maybe is just like that?) and strange sounding vocals, at least for this genre, which sounds pretty clean and coming directly from a noisy hardcore record (Agonia, anyone?). There’s also a Black Flag’s Depression cover version thrown in the mix, clearly recognizable from the slow intro, whih just bursts into a noise mayhem after some seconds. This is some very cool linear noisecore/grind, with an unique drumming that sounds so pissed off it hurts and a very personal way of using vocals, something that reminds me early Cripple Bastards stuff. There are also some cool down tempos, which remind me the mighty Sloth, breaking down the tension and the relentless drum smashing. This side is very cool and they have a very cool style switching attitude, mixing everything together with feedbacks, reminding me a lot of Final Exit. Easily my favorite session by Cunt Saw among these!

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I don’t think I have to explain who Disleksick are, since they are being hosted on this blog quite often and they’ll be again the near future. On this release the line up is made by Andrew, Dave and James and they are paying homage to the classic Cock Rock Alienation by Napalm Death with this Jock Rock Alienation session. Musical wise they use a strange mix of ultra saturated drums which sound like they’re from a drum machine and distorted guitars. Everything sounds like its improvised and sometimes leans to harsh noise territories. Vocals are divided between strange barks and very pissed off screaming, taking the songs back to the core side. This session seems overwhelmed by mindless noise attitude, sacrificing musicianship  on the altar of fun and noise, exploding in a chaotic and messy anti-music bunch of sounds. During the last minutes of Disleksick side they start to throw in super distorted low frequencies, stating clearly their love for harsh noise and annoying noisy loops. This stuff is really entertaining and shows that Disleksick deserves the status of one of the most promising bands out there today. Support these guys!

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BESTIAL VOMIT / CUNT SAW

 



Let me say it : I’m quite surprised. I couldn’t imagine that Bestial Vomit, the #1 Rome noise outfit, would come up with such a pro-done GRIND effort. These four tracks are four great examples of intense and rabid grindcore, coming straight outta the roots of the genre but with a pounding and great sounding modern approach. The first one shows Bestial Vomit in great shape, delivering a grindcore track full of punk influences, just like Rados De Porao jamming on some Dahmer songs. Lyrics are against Church and are quite recognizable, at least if you know Italian ehehehe (even if I think Porco Dio is an international sentence!). The next two tracks are very cool, showing how fast Bestial Vomit can go and delivering a massive dose of sludge infested breakdowns (Avvocondor’s intro). Vocal wise they switch between screams and growls, so you know what you can expect. The last track is simply hilarious : My Pitchshifter is Broken starts with a groovy instrumental part with shouting a-la Patareni, probably joking about groovy pornogrind bands, then explodes into a final noisefest! Great stuff by Bestial Vomit, check it out!

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On this tape Cunt Saw delivers a session very similar in style to the one from the split with Disleksick, just with a couple of strong differencies. The first one are the vocals, since this time Joshfrank focuses more on the extreme side, delivering the classic alternation between screams and growls. The effect is somewhat more intense, making Cunt Saw sounding some more near the early Cripple Bastards demos. The second change is the mix, and this is a bad change. I’m not the one who’s gonna complain about sound quality, but I think this time the recording is pretty weak, making Cunt saw lose a lot of the potential it has. On the other tape sounds were more powerful, making the songs stand out in violence and chaotic mayhem, this time everything sounds weak, with guitar lost in the background. Besides that, the composition are quite cool and I find the final part very amusing, with its Deche Charge influenced mindblowing 1-2-3-NOISE attitude.

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CUNT SAW / TOTAL HIPSTER CRUSHER


This time Joshfrank is not alone and for this live set Cunt Saw becomes a two-pieces with the addition of Davey on drums. I really like this gig recording, showing the best side of Cunt Saw, so expect a cool noisecore attitude (I can describe it like a Deche-Charge + early Anal Cunt approach) mixed with a lot of FUN. And that’s the best thing about this recording. I can go on describing how good it sounds, how this impro set is really cool and how Cunt Saw can deliver a great amount of noise awesomeness in a very personal and unorthodox way, but the best way I can describe this side of the tape is synthetized in one word : fun. Fun to play, because playing like Cunt Saw must be surely funny, and fun to watch. The crowd sounds really amused and claps and cheers a lot during the live set. Somehow this split set me in a very good mood, showing that noise is still alive and kicking both up and down the stage.

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A lot of people talked to me about Total Hipster Crusher, so I started being curious about this outfit and let me say it : they’re really cool. This USA duo deliver a very good amount of noise, switching between fast parts and slower ones. I really like when grind, noise and powerviolence bands slow down, and THC does that very well, like a bull charging between smashing your body with his horns. And when THC starts to speed up you’ll feel like a raging is smashing your bowels, super unforgiving noisegrind approach. The faster parts remind me a lot about Morbid Florist era Anal Cunt, while vocal wise they switch between screams and growls delivering some really cool clean shouts here and there. Not much stuff to review on this tape and that’s also a live set, so I’m really curious to listen to some of their studio recordings. Anyway, judging by this, Total Hipster Crusher is surely a band to look after!

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~ by petetheripper on October 26, 2010.

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