Today’s review is of Canadian Grindcore band Violent Opposition’s album “Transcendent”.
This is definitely not a common Grindcore release. Instead, it sounds perhaps like a hypothetical side project of members of The Toy Dolls, Macabre and Atheist based on this genre. This is due to the sheer amount of technique they have used to create demented music with a psychotic humorous touch.
The clearest influence is Macabre, for the album surprisingly approaches pretty well their unique style, but on some tracks they also feel free to wander more into Hardcore, Punk, Technical Death Metal, even more Avant-Garde Metal and perhaps even Jazz. If you want something extreme, crazy and unpredictable to satiate your need for violence and social critique look no further.
I recommend this album to fans of Grindcore, Technical Death Metal and Avant-Garde Metal. My rating is of 8,5/10. - BATHORY
For Fans Of Grindcore, Powerviolence, Fastcore, Jazz, Math, Hardcore, Death Metal, Punk, Experimental, Outsider, Comedy, Weird, Frank Zappa and Napalm Death
Artist: VIOLENT OPPOSITION
Released April 5, 2015
Fast, taunting, cartoonish, brain-twisting compositions layered with screams, grunts, growls, and barks.
Violent Opposition is from California. Started Sept 2013. The foundation is rooted in early earache grind and Frank Zappa. But, west Coast hardcore! And, Canadian Fastcore! I love it!
Lyrics have mostly been a lot of self-help shit, sociopolitical, observations of behavior and culture, what you might expect from a Zappa/grind project...
Damian-vocals and strings- has played in numerous bands such as Bred On Deception, Bad Acid Trip, Lack Of Interest, Progeria, Self Inflicted, Strains of the Apocalypse, Glob, Lie Still, Paranoid Freak Out, DeathGlam, Bro Jogan, and many more.
Adam-drums- has played in xTomHanx, Chrch, Plague Widow, Little Tents, Boats, and many more
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