Friday, December 20, 2013

grind grind grind: Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation (Japan)

grind grind grind: Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation (Japan)
The hills are alive with the sound of grind and Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation. Besides possibly having the greatest name for a band ever, this group is made up of geniuses of grind. Instantly likeable, and efficiently to the point, with no time-a-wasting, the F.I.D. sound has taken over my basement.
The band has demos from 2003, 2004 and 2006. Then, in 2008, that’s when the grind hit the windmill, the band’s debut self-titled album was released. Ridonculous: an outrageous collection of growling, screaming, animal sounds, thundering bass, stomping beats, blasting…and lots of yaaarrgg woof-woof aaarrrgg!
Bits, segments and pieces in the songs suggest all sorts of genre mixing, yet it all sounds very grind. For short moments, you may think that they are going to do a slow doom song, and it all gets busted up in grind; some riffs sound kind of “rock and roll,” only to get jacked up by grind. A lot of times F.I.D. sounds like “brutal death metal,” but it’s so hyper that it all turns into grind the F.I.D. way. Immensely enjoyable and boatloads of fun; F.I.D. has a certain punk rock flair that charms up the grind, too.
Then in 2011 their EP “Kakusei” destroyed any doubts about where this band was heading. In a way, the EP solidifies the achievement of the debut. Of course, it’s an EP, so it’s short, even within a context of grind.
That brings us to the present. The name of the album is “Wallow.” Clearly presenting their best-sounding recording to date, “Wallow” is also another loud scream of sonic mayhem that continues what this has band has been doing for all these years now. It’s quite the racket the way that F.I.D. goes about destroying people’s hearing. Everybody’s going to need hearing aids after listening to this.
It’s not just in the studio, either. For instance, look up this band on YouTube performing live in concert and you will find several frenzy-whipping performances. F.I.D. is here to chew bubble gum and to play grind, and they are all out of bubble gum. Whether it’s Obscene Extreme Fest in the Europe or Asia, or some club in the middle of nowhere USA, the people who witness the band leave very moshed up and mostly likely in some form of bodily pain. F.I.D. has made a couple of appearances in the U.S., such as in L.A. and Oakland. This is a picture of F.I.D. with the lumberjack trainhopping hoboes from Capitalist Casualties and Slight Slappers, and who knows what other cage-fighting freaks, too.
People into Nasum, Rotten Sound, Napalm Death and grind in general, this one’s for you.
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