Zillion / Patisserie – Split CD (2006)

Someone needs to tell Zillion you don’t need a 25 minute sample to set the mood – this is supposed to be some sort of (bastardised) grindcore subgenre, so just get to the point, eh? Thankfully the slow and groovy grind is actually pretty fucking good, sounding more like old Gut or Rompeprop rather than Gutalax or whatever.

Patisserie are a different beast completely. Intense death metal riffery meets the tremolo haunting of bands like Lymphatic Phlegm. It’s super intense, super fast, and sonically a thousand times more destructive than the latter band. I’ve seen Patisserie popping up for years, it’s a shame it took this long for me to actually hear them.