Crip­ple Bas­tards

THE OUT­SIDE WORLD

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews - OLIVIER BADIN

F.O.A.D.

THE NOISIEST, BIG­GEST GRIND­CORE BOXSET EVER?

BE­FORE BE­ING A record la­bel, F.O.A.D. was a cross­over/ thrash core fanzine to­tally im­mersed in the tape-trad­ing scene get­ting crazy over 12th-gen­er­a­tion tapes of Cryp­tic Slaugh­ter re­hearsals. That men­tal­ity shines through most of their re­leases, each of them be­ing like a test on how far your fan­dom can take you.

The Out­side World of­fers a char­ac­ter­is­tic chal­lenge: five LPs, two CDs – plus an ex­tra split EP with Ya­cop­sae for the lim­ited ver­sion – and two books full of fly­ers, pic­tures and lyrics for a to­tal of 362 tracks, dat­ing from 1992-2012. Ba­si­cally, it’s ev­ery­thing Italy’s most en­dur­ing grind­core ma­chine has com­mit­ted to tape, bar their five full-lengths, over those two decades. But this five-hour blast­fest feels more like a cel­e­bra­tion of a cer­tain idea of what the word ‘un­der­ground’ means than of the band them­selves, es­pe­cially since Crip­ple Bas­tards have taken a few left turns over their ca­reer. You’ll prob­a­bly end up lis­ten­ing to their ear­li­est ma­te­rial only once and skip di­rectly to their post-00s, far more con­vinc­ing rum­blings. But you can’t help but be im­pressed by how their con­vic­tion has re­mained un­shak­able, the list of the bands they’ve done splits with, which reads like a who’s who of the genre’s

A-list, and over­all, the vol­ume of mu­sic on dis­play here. This is like a mon­u­ment erected in grind­core’s glory.

FOR FANS OF: NA­PALM DEATH, SIEGE, CRYP­TIC SLAUGH­TER

crip­ple Bas­tards are ful­fill­ing all your grind­core needs

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