Saturday, April 19, 2014
A few of you may remember Insomnia Isterica from the hard drive deadbeat posts a few years ago - while I successfully exorcised my back-up drives of anything to do with them, some of the B-side bands from their random splits escaped my mass cleansing. Introducing the aptly-named Compost from Rome, Italy. Absolutely banal lo-fi goregrind (my rips are supposedly at 320kbps - yeah, right - they sound like they were initially torn at a much much lower bitrate) but almost desperate enough to sleaze into the so-bad-it's-good category. First off, any band champions a GUT cover - set your expectations to low. That slight hiccup notwithstanding, it's a pretty painless seven minutes of grind - there are actually a few moments of enlightenment, especially the pretty rocking "Inferior Angiosperm". Too bad it just sounds so absolutely shitty.