Der Ertraeger und das Fleisch

Listen, I’ll keep this short, sweet, and brutal, much like Der Ertraeger und das Fleisch, the fourth album from Austria’s Distaste.

Want a 14-song, 29-minute gut punch of HM2-tuned Nasum and Rotten Sound-styled grindcore? Just fucking get this.

From start to finish, Der Ertraeger und das Fleisch (“The Yielder and the Flesh”?) is a face-ripping, power cord, blast beat, groove-filled slab of utter chaos that arguably matches or even outdoes the last couple of Rotten Sound efforts, notably this year’s Apocalypse.

The album has a massive HM2 guitar tone, and feral screams and mostly delivers fucking blistering, buzzing, largely sub two and three- minute salvos such as “Narrenkappe”, “Fleischlawine Eisentod”, “Aequivalent Scheisse”,  “Faschrist”, “Sysiphos” or “Sieben”. And these tracks are just fucking paint-peeling salvos of bad intentions that will rattle your fillings.

But as their peers often masterfully did/do, they slow things down a little here and there with a few songs that have a grooving, brooding, pace like the almost 6-minute “Das Leid und sein Gift”, “Theresa”, or closer “Das kalte Beil”.

Killer stuff from FDA records, and arguably one of the most intense, savage albums the label has released.

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Written by Erik T
October 25th, 2023


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