Saturday, 30 January 2016

GRIZZLOR - Cycloptic (EP Review)


Release date: October 25th 2015. Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD

Cycloptic - Tracklisting

1.SUNDAYS ARE STUPID 01:24
2.I'M THAT ASSHOLE 00:39
3.LIFE'S A JOKE 01:25
4.TOMMY 01:26
5.WINTER BLOWS 01:24
6.WAR MACHINE 01:38
7.STARSHIP MOTHER SHIT 01:51

Band Members:

Victor-guitar/vocals
Beef-bass
John-drums

Review:

Grizzlor are the kind of band that are here to fuck shit up!!!

There's nothing sophisticated about their blend of Thrash/Punk driven Sludge Metal which has seen the guys inject a welcome does of black humour into their music. Their new EP – Cycloptic – is a violent blast from start to finish. Unapologetic in tone and nature these guys blast their way through a ton of heavy grizzled sludge vibes with Victor's pissed off vocals.

There's no point doing a song by song review as these guys write songs that live and die by the old classic punk way. Fast paced riffs all delivered under 2 mins which allows the band to show off their musical skills. Yeah it's down-right ugly at times but you can't deny how catchy their songs can be especially on War Machine and Starship Mother Shit. Lyrical geniuses they ain't but they can write a true sludge-punk-metal fest that will get all metalheads jumping along in the moshpit.

The best way I can describe Grizzlor as if The Melvins and The Sex Pistols having a pissing contest in who can play the loudest, disgusting and filthiest riffs. Insane description, I know but it's the best way I can describe them. It's loud, violent and filthy fun that's all over in 10 mins or so. The production is actually good for the type of band Grizzlor actually are. They don't fuck about but they do have a sense of rebellious fun that you can't deny.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

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