Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin EP

Utah’s Chelsea Grin are the US equivalent of Bring Me the Horizon – visually I want to punch repeatedly them in the genitals and ensure they never breed- but musically they aren’t actually too bad and are one of the heavier deathcore bands I’ve heard.

If you recently enjoyed the likes of Oceano, then this 6 track EP is for you; with an exaggerated sense of heft and mid paced lurch occasionally broken up by a few rather piecemeal blast beats, Chelsea Grin are at their best when delivering some utterly pummeling, open note breakdown with deeper than thou growls. The likes of “Crewcabanger” (complete with orchestral ending), “Anathema of the Sick”, “Disgrace”, “Lifeless”” and bonus track “Recreant” are ridiculously heavy, sheer heft if you can get past the shrieked higher screams and the faux attempts and melodies and blast beats, which come across as a slightly sloppy afterthought.

Fans of Emmure, Liferuiner, Rose Funeral, Oceano and such will lap this up, and deservedly so – as at times it’s just downright sick, as the breakdowns are truly devastating, but there is little else and they need to flesh out everything else to be more of a rounded act to compete with some of their peers.

BTW- the cover; that is what a Chelsea/Glasgow Grin is.

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Written by E. Thomas
May 6th, 2009

Comments

  1. Commented by: wooo

    hey Erik i was just wondering if youve ever heard of The Red Shore???
    theyre really intense
    some reveiws would be cool hah


  2. Commented by: Erik Thomas

    woooo- I have not-ill check em out


  3. Commented by: Kevin

    couldn’t have said it better dude, you are a really good reviewer! i bought the album after reading the review and its exactly as you described, thanks to you a can avoid shitty albums! XOXO


  4. Commented by: glori.

    this album is fuckinq amazinq, not bad at all. i saw these quys Oct. 14 at Phil’s in AggTown, Texas. badass.


  5. Commented by: Mikhail

    This band is fucking amazing. I have seen them live and though their break downs aren’t too great, their guitarist really does know what he is doing. This was the best EP I’ve ever heard. This is a shitty review.


  6. Commented by: Eric LaFever

    Do you know where i can buy the actual disc not the mp3 download? and a place that has it in stock?


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