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Spanspek Album Review: Fiend - Derailed

And we're back!  How goes it folks?  Enjoying your various Halloween parties and what not?  What are you dressing up as?  Might I suggest Santa Claus.  I find that to be pretty funny for reasons I can't explain.  Don't go as the Easter Bunny though, that just feels weird.

Anyway, lets get back to doing what we do second best!  LOCAL MUSIC ALBUM REVIEWS! This time around we got a doozy!  Prepare yourselves for the new EP from Fresno grindcore band FIEND!

I feel like simply typing the O_O emoji sufficiently describes my reaction upon listening to the nine song, six minute (!) insanity that is the Derailed EP.  I mean, it's like actually getting kicked in the Wolfman's got nards.  This is the intensity to which Fiend shuts shit down.

Album opener "Horrendous Ego" destroys on impact with jackhammer snare and bass.  "The Decline" slows down the action slightly, but gives up none of the immediacy and speed bender riffs that populate the album.   And clocking it at a whopping 1:47 running time, relative epic "Display of Insecurity" demonstrates everything the band does best: obliterative guitars, pummeling breakdowns, and throat shredding incantations from deep inside an underground lair.  I imagine this is what it sounds like to be possessed by a demon.  It's good shit.
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Thanks and we'll be back later with more reviews!  On a side note, I kept typing Friend instead of Fiend, which I find hilarious.


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