Collision
The Final Kill EP

For years I have seen the Collision band logo and never investigated them until now. They hail from The Netherlands and stated in 2000. They have several albums under their belt and The Final Kill is their newest release-a 7 song ep.

Collision plays a hybrid blend of thrash-crossover mixed with brutal grindcore. When I mean brutal grind, think Rotten Sound-yes that punishing. While I am not the biggest crossover fan, I am a huge thrash and grindcore lover. The crossover blend is more in line with the short songs Collision writes, some of the shouted vocals as well as some of the song structures and the genre mixings fit like a glove. Starting with “Sweet Vermin” the punishing fast thrash beat is infectious and most of all HEAVY! The double bass comes in rather fast and is super powerful and then the deeper vocals come in which is the grindcore nods and the song is super intense. Screaming vocals then the return to the mid-paced chugging double bass and the alternating vocals work most excellently and the whirlwind grind blasts then come in and the song ends. Vicious.

“Intense Infestation” is up next. Monster scream and then right into the Holy Shit grind blast. Super Rotten Sound ferociousness here folks! The song gets into kind of a crossover mosh part and then right into the damn grind, with the shouted vocals. This section is so intense it makes me recollect when Tami was riding the hellacious Sherman Tank over the enemies where sinewy cracked limbs and body parts were blown to smithereens-circa 1952. Super monstrous.

“Engine of Extermination” is so freaking heavy it will make car head gaskets turn upside down, in engines, causing all cars to crash on the highway. Monster heaviness, almost like a Bolt Thrower rumbling heaviness until the super-fast thrash beat comes in with the shouted vocals, then alternating between grind blasts, deep vocals and then mid-paced madness, then right into the crossover sections and damn the guitar sound is one of the best I have heard all damn year. “Savage Executioner’ ends the ep in frantic madness and the alternating blasts and slow-downs in the beginning are great then right into more of the blast beats. So intense.

The Final Kill, from Collision, never allows you to catch your breath. 7 songs in just under 15 minutes there certainly is no filler-only killer. I did not know how I would like the crossover sections, but they are excellent and mix so well with the brutal thrash and grind elements. I really find Collision pretty damn original. The alternating vocals are also excellent. The ep’s cover has the same troublemaker I see on their prior releases. Almost has a Grindhouse element to the cover and I want this cover on a shirt-the colors are that excellent. If you are in the mood of just face-ripping grind/crossover which is played top-notch with a production worthy of causing worldwide sinkholes.

Get The Final Kill now. Please like their FB page and support them. I am going to start investigating their prior releases. Damn…what a kick ass band!!

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Written by Frank Rini
June 23rd, 2020

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