Thursday 21 April 2022

Chimpgrinder: Remasters (Album Review)

Release Date: April 22nd 2022. Record Label: Electric Talon Records. Format: Cassette/CD/DD

Chimpgrinder: Remasters - Tracklisting

1.Obliteration and Bliss (VOL666)

2.Paid (VOL666)

3.The Blonde Lab Assistant (VOL666)

4.Oxygen Thins Out (VOL666)

5.She Had Visions (VOL666)

6.An Ill Advised Harem Experiment (VOL666)

7.Warm Beer, Cold Ape (OLIVER)

8.Turning From The Sun (OLIVER)

9.Meetin' My Baby (OLIVER)

10.Just an Animal After All (OLIVER)

11.My Crime (OLIVER)

12.Sacred Ape (OLIVER)

13.The Arrow Ritual (SSK) 02:22

14.High Ground and Looking Down (SSK)

15.Waylaid Way Out (SSK)

16.Simian Space King (SSK)

17.Stomach of God (SSK)

18.Infinity Creep (SSK)


Chimpgrinder released 3 excellent releases from 2012 to 2014 with Volume 666 being released in January 2012. Oliver in August 2012 with Simian Space King following in May 2014. All 3 releases were great examples of the Black Sabbath template of Doom/Stoner Metal with elements of Punk, Sludge, Southern Metal and Blues Rock being heard within the bands overall sound.

Fast Forward to 2022 and all 3 releases have been banded together into one kick-ass package by Electric Talon Records called Chimgrinder: Remasters. You may notice the new album cover heavily inspired by classic Black Sabbath artwork and logos. Well, that tells you want to expect with this great release with all 3 releases given a full remix and remaster to make a superb sounding three album anthology. Though, you can expect to hear NOLA vibes and even early-era SLEEP on certain parts of the album.

If you're new to Chimpgrinder's world then this is perhaps the best place to start with everything held in one place. My favourite releases of Chimpgrinder have always been Volume 666 and Simian Space King but it's good to have all 3 of their celebrated releases housed in one glorious package.

Give this a try and be prepared to be slayed by the heavy SABBATHIAN sounds and dirty Sludgy grooves of the mighty CHIMPGRINDER.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to The Metallist for the promo.

Chimpgrinder: Remasters will be available to buy on CD/DD/Cassette Tape from Electric Talon Records on 22nd April 2022


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