I really like what Russia’s SFC Records is doing; becoming the European/Eastern European equivalent of Unique Leader/Unmatched Brutality Records: Releasing a quality mix of brutal and technical death metal, that has good production values, good packaging littered with unreadable monikers like Cephalic Impurity, Human Parasite, Fetal Decay, Ruptured In Purulence and Leptotrichia. Not to mention a coup of sorts in releasing one of 2009’s best tech death records in Sickening Horror’s excellent sophomore album and the mindfuckingly challenging Scrambled Defuncts album earlier this year.

Adding a little grindcore spice to SFC roster is Russia’s Fitcage and their debut, Pighumantiy. A blistering 18-track assault of classic, but brutality tinged grindcore that would fit well on Obscene Productions.

With only two songs over two minutes, the formula sticks to the classic grindcore paradigms; power chord fueled blasts, thick grooves, lyrics about gore, death and world disorder, some samples, vocals that include super deep burps, high pitched screams and pig squeals. It’s a mix of Napalm Death and Squash Bowels, but with a polished, yet still powerful, production that fits in nicely with anything Willowtip released recently ― with that slight Eastern European dinge.

There’s not much to really dissect in the albums 24-minute run time. The tracks run the expected gamut from mostly short, blinding blasts (“Children’s Suicide”, “Six Headshots”, “Smiling Corpse”), rumbling grooves (“Forced Ganja Penetration”, “Thirst for Violence”, “Humanity for a long Time in Hell”) and the mandatory cover (Brutal Truths’ “Stench of Prophet”). None of it is quite as catchy as some of their peers―due to the Russian burliness―but is has a feral, guttural energy that fans of brutal grindcore should definitely check out.

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Written by Erik T
October 28th, 2010


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