Tuesday 17 November 2015

Chimpgrinder/Miscegenator 7” (7" Review)

Release date: October 28th 2015. Label: Self Released. Format: DD/7 inch Vinyl

Chimpgrinder/Miscegenator 7” – Tracklisting

Chimpgrinder – Silver Arcs
Chimpgrinder – Gates
Miscegenator – Hate Hate Hate
Miscegenator – Random
Miscegenator – Bowties and Beanpies
Miscegenator – Xactleys
Miscegenator – A to the SS
Miscegenator – Tony Randall Was Right

Chimpgrinder - Band Members:

Aaron, Steve, Chris, Chris

Miscegenator - Band Members:

Shithead -Tim - Rikk - Rich


Chimpgrinder and Miscegenator team up for this violent slab of Sludge/Doom/Punk/Stoner Metal 7inch record. There’s a lot of fun to be had despite the short running time. Both bands offer 6 mins of new music and each band brings their own take on all things HEAVY.

Chimpgrinder will appeal to fans of old-school Mastodon with a few thrash beats to give their sound a gloomy feel. Opening track – Silver Arcs – is a short peice but they use the time wisely to create a song that’s packed full of proggy punk based Doom/Sludge based riffs. The vocals can be very trippy at times but it’s a great song to open the record with.

Chimpgrinder’s second track – Gates – is the best track on the record as it offers another heavy slice of Sludge/Stoner Riffs with psychedelic noises being added. It’s another doomy affair with the band showing what they can do with a longer time-frame to work with. The vocals are clean based as their lead vocalist – proves his worth with a highly confident vocal performance. Though it’s the music that holds your attention as the music will appeal to fans of Down, Baroness and Mastodon.

Time for Miscegenator to impress me. Miscegenator offer 6 tracks that are full of fast-paced Punk/Doom/Sludge almost Grind based riffs. Songs last from 29 seconds to a more epic 1:34 mins, well its epic for this band. Miscegenator have written a set of cool tunes to let all your aggression out to though it would have been great to see the band offer that little more variety. Then again songs such as Random and Xactleys don’t mess around as the band go straight for the jugular and the band doesn’t stop until this violent noise-fest comes to its natural conclusion.

Chimpgrinder & Miscegenator 7inch record is a very good record indeed. If you haven’t heard of these guys then this is the perfect way for the band to introduce themselves to you. The production is first-rate through out. I do want to hear longer releases from both bands and hopefully both bands will release a proper record in the near future.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Chris from Chimpgrinder for the promo. Chimpgrinder & Miscegenator 7” is available to buy now on DD/Vinyl.

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