Released: 2004, Red Candle Records
Reviewer: Lord of the Wasteland
If extreme (and I mean EXTREME!!!) gore/grind is your cup of tea, look no further than XXX Maniak. The promo sheet describes HARVESTING THE CUNT NECTAR as “thirty tracks of violence, sex, murder, gore, crime, drugs, torture” which couldn’t be more right. The longest track is 1:37 and twenty four of the tracks are under a minute long. There are lots of samples taken from porn flicks, weird spoken word pieces and other dreadful stuff. This is definitely not for everyone and will appeal to a very limited audience. Hell, you have to be over 21 years of age just to order the CD!
“Lost Inside Yourself” features some killer drums and Matt Moore really shines in several other places, as well, including the riffs on the title track. The gurgled and shrieked vocals of Jason Sidote are your standard grindcore fare, including guest vocal spots by the guys from Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Solace In The Shadows, I.C.E, Total Fucking Destruction and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. The cover art and song titles are what immediately grab your attention, though. Though incredibly shocking and offensive, titles like “If I Dismember Your Cunt, Are You Still A Virgin?” and “Sprayed By Cans of Shit” are obviously written with tongue planted firmly in cheek. These guys aren’t trying to be musical virtuosos or write classic songs; they are in it for the fun and shock value. Taken for what it is, HARVESTING THE CUNT NECTAR is a fun twenty minute ride through XXX Maniak’s twisted imaginations.
KILLER KUTS: “Lost Inside Yourself,” “Harvesting The Cunt Nectar”