Death Toll 80K – Step Down (Review)

Death Toll 80KThis is the second album from Death Toll 80K, a grindcore band from Finland.

Containing 17 tracks in a scant 16 minutes, this violent and abrasive grindcore is raw, ugly, nasty, and full of furious rage.

In a way that’s all you need to know about this release; it’s pissed off and harsher than an electric sander to the face. In other words, if you’re a fan of underground grindcore that totally echews the modern, shiny, polished approach to grind, then this is definitely for you.

The songs are short and played with lethal intent. Full of angry diatribes and savage songwriting, the material on Step Down is old-school in the very best of ways; honest, authentic, and filled with passionate rage.

This is something that you’ll either love or hate. Even though you could theoretically say that about many a band or style, something about this type of simplistic, frenzied grindcore lends itself to this kind of instant attraction/revulsion. The album sounds like the aural equivalent of its cover. If that appeals, then get this now.

Highly recommended for grindheads everywhere.

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