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Circle Of Dead Children – The Genocide Machine – CD Review

September 14, 2001 A.D.

Given the events of the past week, I've worked, written, and listened a lot of aggressive music. These tactics kept my head cleared, and my insanity down to a normal level.

The more brutal the music, the better the effect.

In the world of Grindcore it takes a truly great band to shine. Circle Of Dead Children (CODC for short) is just such an act. Their latest offering “The Genocide Machine” [Necropolis Records] is a wickedly demented slab of Power/Grindcore Metal. Blasting, speeds are backboned with segments of slow, massive tempos. It's about crushing artistic brutality, not just speed.

This deviation makes Circle Of Dead Children great, instead of just good.

Circle Of Dead Children is fast, filled with raging outbursts…but that is merely one flashpoints out of many. Dual vocal assaults (shrill, Hardcore growls and deep, guttural ones), politically fired lyrics, crushing blast beats juxtaposed against frenetic moments, and rhythms so tight that they break the laws of physics. Circle Of Dead Children are true new school masters of Grind.

It's genius…

The best of these magnificently brutal cuts includes the short, monstrously heavy “Migration,” “It's A Bloody Day When You Get Your Head Nailed To A Cross,” the bestial roar of “When We Make The Clouds Scream,” “Isabella's Nightmare,” “From Eros To Thanatos,” “Only One Per Coffin,” “Wormpaste (Bled Through The Earth),” “CTRL*ALT*DELETE,” and the title track. Circle Of Dead Children go full-on, all guns blazing.

Overall, Circle Of Dead Children is an amazing act that incorporates Hardcore into their Grindcore style. They have created one of the best releases of 2001, as well as one of the finest Grindcore slabs ever. Take care. God Bless. Stay Savage. Farewell.

Related Bands: Dead Horse, God Forbid, Haste, Hatebreed, Hoods, Indecision, Candiria, Turmoil, Pig Destroyer, Vulgar Pigeons, Luddite Clone, Dim Mak, Los Terribles, Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatewave, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.

Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Copyright 2003.
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.

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