Snorlax II

Jan. 7, 2020


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The Pitch: One-man abysmal blackened grindcore from Australia's Snorlax via Brilliant Emperor Records. FFO: Malthusian, Abyssal

What I Like: Tunneling ever deeper in into oblivion, Snorlax spends all 24 minutes of this release mining pure bitterness and despair. Deep, gutteral growls and shrill snarls vocalize indecipherable emotional torment; perfectly complimented by mournful, blackened guitar tremolo melodies. I'm hearing clear parallels to the work of Malthusian, but with increased focus on misery and tragedy over pure vitriol. It's incredible how much untethered emotion this project is able to convey without being able to understand a single word. Every note, every inflection signals more than what could be said in a thousand words. Who hurt you, man?

Critiques: It could use a few more surprises to keep things fresh and a little more original.

The Verdict: F#%k Adele, this is what true despair sounds like. Snorlax, you've got me hooked. I'm a sucker for projects that so deftly infuse black, death, and grind into a concentrated singularity of pure violence, and II delivers that in spades.

Flight's Fav's: Infernal Devourment, The Resin Tomb, The Chaos Ov Iron Oppression

- Review by FlightOfIcarus

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