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The Day Everything Became Nothing - Invention : Destruction (9/10) - Australia - 2006

Genre: Grindcore
Label: No Escape
Playing time: 30:50
Band homepage: The Day Everything Became Nothing

Tracklist:

  1. In
  2. Cut
  3. Burn
  4. Beat
  5. Press
  6. Crush
  7. Shock
  8. Burst
  9. Flay
  10. Rack
  11. Pierce
The Day Everything Became Nothing - Invention : Destruction

If a band ever personified heaviness, it would have to be THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING. The guitars are incredibly thick and meaty, the drums pound away with military precision and the vocals are almost inhuman. To put it bluntly, I fucking love this CD!

 

The intro track "In" is slightly pointless, but I suppose most intros are, but when "Cut" kicks in, these Aussie lunatics simply begin to kick your ears in from start to finish. The Grindcore scene is not exactly known for its slower bands, but THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING certainly aren't the fastest band in the world, but they are possibly the grooviest Grind band around, but thatís not to say the drummer Martin Evans can't blast, he can, but he uses his faster drumming sparingly instead of going all out, all the time. But what makes "Invention : Destruction" so good is the riffing. Some may see this as mere chugging, but there is a real menace to the riffs, something that most Grind bands can't seem to muster. The vocals are THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING's major selling point. Vocalist Tony Forde reminds of John Tardy of OBITUARY in a way. His gravel gargling growl just can't be imitated, much the veteran singer.

 

The production here is also incredibly strong. The guitars sound perfect for these riffs and the bass is (barely) audible in the background and really boosts the low end. The vocals could do with being turned up a it, but thatís just nit-picking. Jason P.C has done a superb job at mixing this and I don't think anyone could have done a better job. This has to be one of the only Grindcore that remains its initial interest levels all the way and doesn't get boring at all, mainly because of the groove and heaviness of the riffs. The fact that you can hear everything that's going on helps as well, instead of everything being blurred into a big mess like some Grind releases.

 

I just have one left to say about "Invention : Destruction". Anyone with a slight interest in Grindcore should buy this now!

(Online November 23, 2006)

Michael Slaughter



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