Various - Mesrine/Traumatism/Nyctophobic

Production: Grinding abrasion cloaked in fuzzy distortion.

Review: Mesrine - rumbling deathgrind which uses a constant bombastic pace to establish a firm sense of theme upon which rhythmic deviations expand a chaos of riffing and textural layering through multiple instruments. The vocals alternately spits a single scream of syllables in a moment or howls incomprehensibly alongwith the surging blast. Reminiscent of a more deathgrind Carbonized.

Traumatism - bouncy hardcore with grind influences fuels the most primitive angst of this band, a rigid diatribe of guttural vocals and quickly moving phrases that fly over a landscape of even intervals at high speed or a surly, organic midpace. Drums are notable for their delight in messy variations of standard patterning and there is a tasteful amount of micromelody in these riffs.


1. Mesrine - Clifford Orgy
2. Mesrine - Andre Gagnon
3. Mesrine - Jean-Paul Mercier
4. Mesrine - Moe
5. Mesrine - David Harker
6. Mesrine - Marc Dutroux
7. Mesrine - Rantanplan
8. Mesrine - Skinner
9. Traumatism - Marirwana
10. Traumatism - Outrageous Strangulation
11. Traumatism - Stupid Pedophilliac
12. Traumatism - Necrocoprophageus
13. Traumatism - Who's care(Filthy Christian)
14. Traumatism - Psychopathic Orgasm(live)
15. Traumatism - Suck or Die(live)
16. Nyctophobic - Denial
17. Nyctophobic - skit
18. Nyctophobic - War criminal views
19. Nyctophobic - Jehova's liar
20. Nyctophobic - skit
21. Nyctophobic - Rapid eye movement
22. Nyctophobic - Access denied
23. Nyctophobic - skit
24. Nyctophobic - Inner manipulation
25. Nyctophobic - The remaining silence
26. Nyctophobic - skit
27. Nyctophobic - Horrid truth

Length: 40:50

Various - Mesrine/Traumatism/Nyctophobic: Speed Metal 2000 Various

Copyright © 2000 Ablated

Nyctophobic - here in a haze of distortion unmatched by previous releases, this band can be seen as a fusion between melodic hardgore and extreme deathgrind that delights in pummeling cascades of exploding riff patterns. The opened-throat of self-sacrifice ranted in these vocals matches a righteous strident pace and rigorous, basic division of the scale into even paterns.