FESTERDAY

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Ii­h­tal­lan

sEA­sOn OF MIsT Fin­land’s grind­core chameleons re­cal­i­brate their com­passes An early 90s demo band, Festerday are only now re­leas­ing their de­but al­bum, al­though they’ve un­der­gone myr­iad name changes since – most no­tably as …And Oceans – be­tween 1995-2005, each rep­re­sent­ing a new step in their mu­si­cal (d)evo­lu­tion. Their switch back to their orig­i­nal, Car­cass-in­spired moniker in 2013 sug­gested a blood­bath was due, and that’s what you get ini­tially on Ii­h­tal­lan. How­ever, the in­clu­sion of two dif­fer­ent takes on the song Let Me En­ter­tain Your En­trails, in­clud­ing one buzzing, lo-fi black metal ver­sion wor­thy of Tran­syl­va­nian

Hunger, an in­creas­ingly in­tro­spec­tive vibe grow­ing un­der­neath the lay­ers of greasy riffs and mouth­wa­ter­ing ti­tles (Your Saliva, My Vagina, Ed­i­ble Ex­cre­ment, etc) mark a jour­ney beyond the usual gore­grind ter­ri­tory to some­where even more dis­con­cert­ing.

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FOR FANS OF: Car­cass, CSSO, Af­flicted Con­vul­sion

OLIVIER BADIN

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