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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Bludgeoning Pipe (review by MMB)
release date: December 31, 2018
Please, please, friend, call 911 right now and tell them to send me some help right away. I have fallen and I can’t get up. I was minding my own business, doing chores around the house, and I got hurt when I was listening to my new favorite grinding and blasting brutal death band Bludgeoning Pipe. I am applying ice and heat to my neck, you know, like you are supposed to, but I am down for the count, kids. I can’t get up, and since I can’t go anywhere right now, while I wait for 911 to show up, I’ll tell you how I got injured. So, there is this band called Bludgeoning Pipe and it is a relentless intensity on my senior citizen ears, with lots of blasting and guitars coming at you from every which way and you won’t even know what hit you right on the money. The growling is animalistic and cannibalistic and sadistic and there is all types of gurgling and grunting going on and it’s a sublime grotesque enchantée élégance of extreme sounds.
Wait, wait, wait, wait a minute now, kids, don’t run away, don’t run away from your feelings, children, I have something else to tell you. Actually, I have two things to tell you. First, if you come looking for trouble with Bludgeoning Pipe, you best not come alone. Knock knock. Who’s there? Stopwatch. Stopwatch, who? Stopwatch you’re doing and pay attention to Bludgeoning Pipe going to blast you right out of the water, that’s who. Here is the second and most important thing about this recording: fun, headbanging chaos to the max!
The music is air tight. The screws have been tightened up a lot on these songs. The guitar work marches forward like it owns the room, pow, pow, boom, boom, thrashing, crashing, slashing and buzzsawing away, and it makes sense when you consider that this exercise in extreme aural destruction comes from people in bands like Effluvia, Mangled Overture, Pizz and Hydraulic Death. Bludgeoning Pipe fulfills the only promise that matters in bowling and rock and roll: they are going to rock out as hard as they can, as fast as they can, as loud as they can and give it their all and do it in short songs that will make you a believer. Welcome to Bludgeoning Pipe, children, bang your head and try not to get too injured when you are enjoying the brutality. Keep your elbows up in the pit!
2-Maggot Swarm Collapse 2:58
4-Filth Lord 1:03
5-Septic Suppuration 1:08
6-Slaughtering Rage 3:25
7-Caustic Regression 2:44
8-Ubik Formaldehyde 3:22