Redundant Protoplasm
Adipose Piquerism: A Collection Of Maniacal Bloodlettings

Redundant Protoplasm hailing from Virginia Beach are a young goregrind band.  If you cannot pronounce the song title names then yes the particular band has done their homework.  “Truncated Ileostomy/Terratoma Dizygotician” starts off this tongue-twister of 13 tracks of puking, vomitous, farting, blasting madness.  Vocals alternating between high and lows and at times having a Captain Cleanoff vibe, however Redundant Protoplasm does not utilize the high pitch screams to an annoying degree.  This opening song is a face-ripper.  Plenty of blasting and grinding with some nice pig snorts to end the tune.

“Intravenous Leptosporosis” is next and has a nice mid-paced moment before going right into the blasting and before you take a dump the song is over in a little over a minute.  Hell you will still be on the crapper long after.  “Abdominal Urethritis” at a little over a minute has a lot of Carcass inspiration-think Reek of Putrefaction.  Lows sounding as if the vocalist is using a pitch shifter, but maybe he’s not, regardless I love it.

“Emaciatophobia” is again a short ditty of a number with plenty of blasting, barking, and the guitar sound awesome with an isolated fast riff early on before erupting into a ferocious blast and the song slows down and then gets into a monster mid-paced part where I could see a monster pit.  It would be awesome if everyone in the pit had just eaten ginormous meatball parmigiana subs and then all started slamming into each other.  Then they could slip on each other’s vomit and even do a little two-stepping on some vomited meatballs.  Well maybe we can only hope for such an occasion once shows begin again and social distancing is a non-factor.

“Planned Obsolescence” has multiple vomited gutturals, barked at us and some nice stop n start blasting over putrid vocals and all the toilet paper you could ever want, better be on hand for the brutal grind parts.  “Terroristic Fecalization” at 2 minutes might as well be Redundant Protoplasm’s “2112”, but it allows the band to have the riffs breathe a little more.  Some of the slower moments with the isolated riffing-well they are done right and the mid-paced beat early on sounds a little like Mortician and then some slower moments and belching before the song trails off. The Siege cover of “Drop Dead” is well done too.

Adipose Piquerism: A Collection Of Maniacal Bloodlettings from Redundant Protoplasm is a good debut.  It’s a super short album and you can listen to it multiple times in a row and it’s pretty fun, as this review was.  I think the band does not take themselves overly serious but the music is punishing goregrind.  I do encourage the band to maybe have a few longer songs on the next album.  Nothing extravagant, but a few more 2 minute numbers allowing the band to mix the tempos more and allow the instruments to settle into a rhythm without the non-stop blasting will break up some of the songs to where each has a little more individuality.  Aside from that a damn fine goregrind album-please support this band, at once.

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Written by Frank Rini
April 30th, 2020


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