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Mistress
In Disgust We Trust
September 2005
Released: 2005, Earache
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Gabriel C. Zolman

Once the irony of an all-guy band named Mistress passes you by, it’s a sweet-ass ride for Grindcore and Post-Hardcore fans. If the SCUM-influenced cover art didn’t tip you off, fans of Napalm Death, The Red Chord, and other crusty clowns will shit themselves—this one really does slam, with almost a Death N’ Roll sort of edge. The opening title cut is fairly indicative of what you’ll find all over—groove after groove, strength after strength. Again, after the irony of a bunch of metal dudes in King Diamond shirts playing grind-influenced hardcore slips past you, it really is about the best Metallic Hardcore you’ll hear until DRI reform.

Unlike a good deal of genre pissing around these days, this is fairly straightforward, and considerably fast. It doesn’t seem concerned with any trends, as such. It is slave only to its own sleazy, pummeling grooves—which it seems to have in surplus. This is solid through and through, and filler-free. And really…with songs like “Fucking Fuck” and “Talking To God (On a Microphone Made Of Steel),” can you really fucking go wrong?

If you’re a Grind or Hardcore fan, and the first three tracks don’t grab you, you really need your ass beat. Mind you, the more experimental items like “Static” could probably be shed from the set list without any tears, and the high pitch clean vocals (ala Haste) probably ought to go…but otherwise, as tracks like “Whiskey Tastes Better…” and “Happily Ever Disaster” attest, this is as good as genre fans are going to get until Brutal Truth get back together, and presently the best damn grindcore band that isn’t signed to Razorback. When it isn’t raging like classic Discharge or Heresy, it’s thrashing along like newer Napalm Death or Entombed, circa TO RIDE, SHOOT STRAIGHT, & SPEAK THE TRUTH. This is just too much Rock N’ Roll to be lumped in with the Metalcore.

Fans of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror (circa RETRO-BUTION), and even newer Entombed will worship every inch of this, and lick this Mistress’ very boots.
Track Listing

1. In Disgust We Trust

2. Happily Ever Disaster

3. Fucking Fuck

4. Static

5. At Arms Length

6. Alcohole

7. Whiskey Tastes Better

8. Me Ves Y Sufres

9. Talking To God (On A Microphone Made Of Steel)

10. Shovel

Lineup

Misery : Guitars
Dave Hunt : Vocals
Dirty : Bass
Migg (aka Irrumator) : Drums

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Mistress
In Disgust We Trust
September 2005
Released: 2005, Earache
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: MetalGeorge

Although I’ve heard quite a bit about this project over the past couple of years from reading Terrorizer’s pages, I wasn’t able to actually check these guys out until this nasty little fucker arrived in my mailbox one bright and sunny afternoon.



Well, it wasn’t two seconds from the moment I pressed “play” that the sun turned to black, and ash began to fall from the sky, so wicked was the mighty power of Mistress. Featuring members of Britain’s filthiest Black Metallers Anaal Nathrakh, the sound of Mistress instead echoes that of the early crust/grind scene, combined with a surprising amount of melody and memorability.



Dirgey, Celtic Frost-flavoured riffs and circle pit-inducing drum work infest this album , punctuated with schizophrenic salvos of blasting grindcore fury, and even tempered by the occasional Halford-esque screech! All of this diversity somehow “works” however, and it’s most definitely in Mistress’ favor, for IN DISGUST WE TRUST is pushing the genre into new and exciting territories.



At once classic and contemporary, Mistress bring back the feeling of the classic Earache sound (Napalm Death) with an exciting contemporary vision, with the results being at once vitriolic and explosive. Sure, it’s grind, and it’s punk, and it’s raw, but it’s also TUNEFUL, MUSICAL, and…well, FUN! So dive into this record, and cleanse yourself in the filth that is Mistress.
Track Listing

1. In Disgust We Trust
2. Happily Ever Disaster
3. Fucking Fuck
4. Static
5. At Arms Length
6. Alcohole
7. Whiskey Tastes Better…
8. Me Ves Y Sufres
9. Talking to God (on a Microphone Made of Steel)
10. Shovel

Lineup

DAVE CUNT - vocals. is probably manic depressive MISERY - Mesmerising electric guitar solos, moaning
DRUNK - Rubbish guitar racket, kicking the lambs of christ in the head
DIRTY VON ARSE - Bulldozing barbarian basslines, celebrity lookalikes
MIGG - Blast snare, swinging thumb jumps and desecration of Hectors armour

Other reviews

» In Disgust We Trust
by Gabriel C. Zolman

» In Disgust We Trust
by MetalGeorge

» In Disgust We Trust
by Waspman


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Mistress
In Disgust We Trust
November 2005
Released: 2005, Earache Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Waspman

Crawling out of the gutter of the metal mecca Birmingham, England in 1999, Mistress have been inflicting agony-soaked grind upon the masses ever since. The band signed to Rage of Achilles for two albums, the self-titled debut, and the following THE CHRONOVISOR. A vicious demo from 2004 got the band the attention of Earache Records, and here we sit in 2005, feeling uncomfortable as hell and slightly pained, as the dirty lads known as Mistress have just released their third shit-burner, IN DISGUST WE TRUST.

Combining the classic grind sentiments of early Napalm Death with more modern sensibilities of Brutal Truth and fusing them with the Sunlit soundscapes of early Entombed, Mistress pound forth like few in the genre today. Vocalist Dave Cunt is a dead ringer for L-G Petrov ‘cause he’s got the same vicious, yet decipherable howl, while the rest of the band churns riffs that are grinding, yet thankfully free blast beats. Throughout the churn, the band even finds the time to toss in the occasional melodic lead or vocal, including a bizarre scream in “Whiskey Tastes Better…” that sounds like King Diamond with his nuts crushed in a vice.

Still, it’s not innovation that wins the day on IN DISGUST WE TRUST. The band are here to grind out anthems for the pissed off, and that’s all they care about. Even if you don’t like the band’s attempts at spicing up their music, the pure aggression of songs like “Fucking Fuck” and “Me Ves Y Sufres” will more than satisfy your deathgrind lust. If modern era Entombed and Napalm Death don’t pound you like they used to, turn to Mistress and they’ll happily punch you in the teeth and remind you what it’s like to hurt.
Track Listing

1. In Disgust We Trust
2. Happily Ever Disaster
3. Fucking Fuck
4. Static
5. At Arms Length
6. Alcohole
7. Whiskey Tastes Better…
8. Me Ves Y Sufres
9. Talking to God (On a Microphone Made of Steel)
10. Shovel

Lineup

Misery: Guitars
Drunk: Guitars
Dave Cunt: Vocals
Dirty Arse: Bass
Migg: Drums

Other reviews

» In Disgust We Trust
by Gabriel C. Zolman

» In Disgust We Trust
by MetalGeorge

» In Disgust We Trust
by Waspman


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