For whatever my opinion is worth (which probably isn’t much), I think this year has been quite an incredible one for heavy music. Some long-awaited returns, some exceptional grind, some progressive masterpieces, and some pretty substantial EPs, to say the least. Here are my top 20 picks for the best releases of 2016.
As with every other music blog or publication, we at Svbterranean are obligated to give you our silly opinions on what were the top albums of the year. I could list every single release I enjoyed this year, but I am limited on patience and writing ability. So, I was able to narrow it down to a modest 30. These are records that, not limited to just metal and hardcore either, that stuck with me long after the initial listen. Feel free to peruse the list below and tell me how my opinion is bullshit, because I will probably agree with you.
Dark, dissonant, nauseating, disfigured, chaotic, unique – these are all words that could be used to describe the Danish grindcore outfit Piss Vortex. These Scandinavian noise makers are one of the more unique grind outfits to spawn in the last few years. Their mangled, violent sound is one that should be on the radar of grind fans everywhere, if it wasn’t already. Their 2014 self-titled effort was a maddening and twisted affair that left mental scars on those willing to subject themselves to its auditory torture. Flash-forward to the current year, Piss Vortex return with an EP that surpasses its predecessor in terms of destructiveness. The new EP, Future Cancer, is a natural progression from the self-titled record and a noticeably darker step forward. Though it may only be 12 minutes, each second is full of suffocating chaos of which there is no escape.There’s a lot of great grindcore records coming out this year, but to skip out on this little release would be blasphemous.
In this new interview with Svbterranean, Piss Vortex talk at length about their new release, the evolution of their sound and future plans.Continue Reading
Danish progressive grinders Piss Vortex have premiered their upcoming EP, Future Cancer, at Stereogum. The EP is due out on April 1 via Indisciplinarian Records and can be picked up here, or at Earsplit Distro here. The short but deadly release features 12 hellacious minutes of angular, corrosive and aberrated insanity that will leave listeners in pieces. Check out the record now.
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Danish grindcore quartet Piss Vortex are set to release their new EP, Future Cancer, on April 1 via Indisciplinarian Records. The six-track EP, which follows their 2014 self-titled debut, features 12 minutes of aberrated, disjointed and dissonant madness. We at Svbterranean are happy to present one of those wonderfully ugly compositions today! The track in question is the record’s penultimate track, “Abyss”, which unleashes bursts of noisy cacophonies and Gorgutsian lurches. It’s dizzying, nauseating and heavy as hell. Check out the short, but definitely not sweet track after the break.
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[Photo by Jacob Hansen]
Copenhagen grinders Piss Vortex have announced the release of a new six-track EP that follows up the band’s 2014 self-titled debut. The EP will be titled Future Cancer and will be released on April 1 via Indisciplinarian. To build anticipation for the impending release, the band have premiered a cut from the record, titled “Den Moderne Mands Lænke”, at Decibel. The track is disfigured, dissonant, complex, fast and just plain nasty. Check it out after the break along with the EP’s artwork and track listing.