Lines In Wax

TWELVE YEARS OF UNWANTED OPINION

Month: October 2022

Organ Grinder – Les Maitres De L’univers (2007)

Organ Grinder – Les Maitres De L’univers (2007)

Dirty, drab, rehearsal room feel hybrid of death metal and grindcore, with an amateurish edge that actually lends a lot of fun to proceedings. Despite the production quality, everything is audible here, but the drums do get drowned out now and then by the guitar. I don’t think Organ Grinder (at least, this particular French band with the name Organ Grinder – its a popular name it seems) went on to do all that much, so this was a cool little window into their world for a short while.

Sunken Grove – Precious Solitude (2020)

Sunken Grove – Precious Solitude (2020)

This is one of those cases where the record sounds like it was recorded in the early 90s, rather than in 2020, year of the ‘VID. Sunken Grove then, obviously have the classic DS vibe pinned down. In a similar vein, the compositions are not intricately involved, instead forming and morphing from simple yet pure satisfying melodic progressions, lapping over in a meditative state. There is a layer of darkness here too, but it is easily scraped back in most places, allowing the excellent synth work to shine through in prominence.