Saturday, August 23, 2008

La Gritona - Arrasa Con Todos

Year: 1997
Label: Vaya Con Discos / Reproductive

The drums are the sounds of an avalanche, the bass is a low rumble from beneath the streets, the guitar is an imploding star, and the vocals are a howling wind. Easily the greatest band that no one has ever heard of, and one so far ahead of it's contemporaries it could only serve as the basis for a new breed of destructo rock. 
They came out of Boston during a particularly fertile time in that cities' rock pantheon, along with bands like Milligram, Luca Brasi, Isis and Slughog, when folk's were rediscovering the need for heaviness, volume, and violence. Hardcore had gotten "pretty", metal was too technical, so these guys took the elements of hate, noise, and thunderous bludgeoning, and crafted a new style of punishment.

The record was produced by Steve Albini, and the members went on to form Keelhaul.



Cheeto said...

Thanx big time for this one!

Patrick said...

They used to have the rehearsal space across from ours back in the "old days". The cd, which IS awesome, doesn't even come close to the real thing. Great band, and except for the dickhead bassplayer, great guys too.

thuglifebaldwin said...

would i be mistaken in thinking there was a member of craw (will scharf) on keelhaul too?

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