(2002) Ruining It For Everyone

Labrat

... read moreLabrat incorporates just enough fresh-sounding ideas on Ruining It for Everyone (the band's second full-length) to carve an identity for itself amidst the overcrowded death metal scene. Of course, the music is brutal, and displays all the classic hallmarks of the genre: whiplash tempos, growled...

41′:18″ 10 Songs

1
Labrat
Diary Of A Piss Drinker
2:34
2
Labrat
Father Son And Holy Goat
3:34
3
Labrat
Retention
2:40
4
Labrat
Hilary's Song
1:23
5
Labrat
Rest Among The Silt
3:01
6
Labrat
Instant Karma
4:27
7
Labrat
Clint Eastwood Is Very Hard, Innit
2:17
8
Labrat
Merrick Sympathiser
3:45
9
Labrat
Phuelled By Farmiceuticals
3:13
10
Labrat
Two Pigs Fucking
14:24
Released 03 June 2002, 2002 Visible Noise

Review

Labrat incorporates just enough fresh-sounding ideas on Ruining It for Everyone (the band's second full-length) to carve an identity for itself amidst the overcrowded death metal scene. Of course, the music is brutal, and displays all the classic hallmarks of the genre: whiplash tempos, growled vocals, and tempo shifts all over the place. But there's something unique in the group's jarring dynamics and off-the-wall note choice that just sounds new -- and, the use of well-placed samples and other subtle production ideas help to keep the affair interesting. The songs are generally quite short, and interestingly, there's not a guitar solo to be found. Jaded grindcore/extreme metal fans may find something here to renew their interest in a somewhat tired genre. ~ Andy Hinds