KERENANEKO / ARCHAGATUS – Mince To Death Split-CD
KERENANEKO / ARCHAGATUS
Mince To Death Split-CD
An old release which I’ve only managed to snag last night. A multi-label split release from 2007 featuring Malaysia’s own KERENANEKO and Canada’s ARCHAGATUS; a band favoured by “mincecore” originators AGATHOCLES themselves as one of the newer bands for all of us to check out.
But I’m not into mincecore much, thus even the great AGATHOCLES multitudes of releases never really made it into my collection. I heard a few tunes but they never really impress apart from driving me back to the old grindcore classics (TERRORIZER/ND/CARCASS/GENERAL SURGERY etc.). I still think that genre have been subjected to too many revisits which degrades rather than keeping up the standards. As of recent the only one grindcore project I really dig is the genius that is PARLAMENTARISK SODOMI.
To the uninitiated, “mincecore” is the sound of grindcore at its basic early days; the raw, simple, crusty and grinding punk of yore; before it went all metallic and commercially viable. Most importantly, “mincecore” is the reaction towards grindcore’s other permutations such as porno-grind and gore-grind – sub-genres which are flirting with sexism, fascism and utter senseless violence; effectively skirting the outer boundaries of anarcho-punk ideals. In short, “mincecore” is keeping the true anarcho spirit alive within its genre by going against all that crap.
OK. So how’s this split like? Well, I can listen to both bands without much cringing. That’s pretty good! Other than that, both fall into the same trap of rehashing what have been established over and over before, without offering sparks of something else for me to hold on to. Concisely, this is a rather generic collection of early grindcore tunes for those who don’t mind getting pummeled with the same thing over and over again.