Monastery - Mutilate the Corpse (split with Anarchus)

Production: Of the grinding garage variety.

Review: Forward driving music in the more aggressive tradition of American grindcore, varying melody in different expression of riffs in different speeds, manages a thrash version of simplistic opera which brings mostly chromatic riffs into a space of rhythm where their constant cyclic motion of tone can be directed toward its own perpetuation and thus drive the music. The familiarity of the resulting patterns allows these songs to become a soundscape of background texture which manipulates itself via changing direction and emphasis of both sustaining and concluding rhythms, instantiating a grindcore valueless void of sudden impact and dissolution.


1. Mutilating
2. Monastery
3. Suspicion of Destiny
4. False Prediction
5. Ripping Terror
6. Monastery (Part II)

Length: 29:05

Monastery - Mutilate the Corpse (split with Anarchus): Grindcore 1993 Monastery

Copyright © 1993 Slap A Ham

Coordinated assault of rhythm and converging, chromatic riffs that almost devoid of melody become pure motion in both the whipping speed of their creation and the change of tone in consistent increments to suggest direction, as muted in chromatic tones or expanded in whole notes. Very much like a deadened form of hardcore in this regard, it relies on heavy repetitive strumming and percussive breakdown underneath seething shriek of high-end tones. While contiguous in its melodic formation this release unifies its songs by rhythm and makes from aesthetic, a grinding sense of chaotic and unfathomable structure.