Released: 2005, Relapse Records
In a sea full of mediocre metal releases, every once in a while you hear something that really stands out, but for it’s complete lack of quality. BESTIAL MACHINERY from the Agoraphobic Nosebleed grinders is one of the worst CDs I have heard in a long time. And that is sad, cause I had heard a lot of good comments about the band.
BESTIAL MACHINERY is boring. How can this nonsense be called music? The problem is not that the double CD contains 136 songs. It is not that every song sounds the same and most of them last very few seconds (I know its grind, but this is third quality grind and the lack of content in any doesn’t do it for me.). The problem is that the standout tracks of this release are covers by D.R.I and C.O.C. Even the cover of Napalm Death gets lost in this quality lacking release.
Well, now to the facts. This CD is a compilation that contains various 7” vinyl’s and split CDs that have previously been unreleased. So all in all, this can be interesting if you are a big fan of the band and have been searching for throughout the years for the splits, EP’s and everything that the band has put out in their history.
As I said, I expected a lot more from these grinders and got nothing in return. 3 songs out of 133 made my day, and these songs came from different minds. I haven’t heard other stuff from the band, but if titles like “Typical Tough Guy Bullshit”, “Black Ass, White Dick” and “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” is similar to what they do today. Someone should drop a nuke on their noses and bleed them to death.