Junk Fuck Militia – Greatest Hits (Review)

Junk Fuck MilitiaJunk Fuck Militia are a Polish grindcore band. This is their latest album.

Junk Fuck Militia play grindcore with lashings of hardcore, powerviolence and sludge. This means that the songs play with different speeds, moods and textures according to the desires of the band.

Even though the average song length is about a minute or so, due to the aforementioned stylistic influences you never quite know what you’re going to get with each track. Sometimes blast beats; sometimes emotive riffing; sometimes a punk vibe; sometimes pure chaos; sometimes all of the previous, sometimes all within one track.

These songs are diverse and very enjoyable. Each short song has its own personality and comes across as something like the bastard offspring of Grief, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Discordance Axis and Minor Threat. Yes indeedy, it’s a heady mix of fast and furious, slow and dangerous, groove and grind.

I like that the band seem completely unwilling to play it safe and repeat themselves endlessly as most bands of this ilk do. The diversity of their assault is matched by how effective it is. The songs really do make lasting impressions, which is especially impressive considering how short they all are.

It would be nice to see the band getting as much high-level, (well-deserved), attention and recognition as a band like Nails currently are. Let’s just hope that Junk Fuck Militia get picked up by a good label and pushed as much as possible, as on the strength of this release they really, really deserve it.

Greatest Hits is aptly named. This is some of the best grindcore I’ve heard in a while. First rate stuff.

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