"PULSE OF THE
"OUT FOR BLOOD: ...the incessantly evil
and demonic grinding has enough sludgy wickedness
Out For Blood:
Length: 22:58 (min:secs)
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"Pulse Of The Underground" is a quality release from new UK label Meltdown Records in the form of an equal split EP, featuring Coventry’s Out For Blood and Atlanta’s Organ (USA), giving a good flavour of things on both sides of the Atlantic.
Out For Blood briefly charge along at drum breaking velocities, interrupted by switch-flicking changes into a mid-paced grinding rate, before downshifting into their natural doom-laden state where their greatest pleasures presides. The three songs are equally sordid and depraved, showing their genitals to Charger and their arse to Iron Monkey.
With scratchy, puking vocals that rasp a warning of their fate to unbelievers, and slow rumbling bass lines that rattle the railings to hell, this is an unadulterated downutunded monster. The incessantly evil and demonic grinding has enough sludgy wickedness to incite Satan himself to join in the mosh pit.
Organ take a more straight forward metal attack of chugging riffs and growling vocals, with powerful thrash-rich roots almost Pantera-like, particularly on “The Ultimate Front” and the hardcore blitz that is “Exploited Freedom”. But it does make them sound less distinctive, that is until the final track. “Awakening” turns all nasty and grindingly slow with deathly vocals and has a huge central riff that is so massively thick and sludgy, it could curdle clay.
A good showing from both bands on this EP, but if this was an Out For Blood vs Organ style split, it would be an easy whitewash by the UK team. They show much more character and freshness and leave you wanting to hear more - See, there is so much more too Coventry than just a burned out cathedral!
(25th September, 2005)