We’ve been pretty quiet about the new Cripple Bastards record; not because it’s anything less than excellent, but because there’s so much going on that it’s easy to let things fall through the cracks. The Relapse-signed Italian grindcore act have been beyond pissed since their inception in 1988, and they’re not getting over it any time soon if their eighth full length, Nero In Metastasi, is any indication.
Ahead of its February 18th release next week, Noisey is hosting the full-album stream. In case you aren’t familiar, Cripple Bastards sport an odd punk melodicism in lieu of the abstract and noisey chaos of many grind acts. Think more along the lines of Nasum than, say, Anal Cunt. Completely listenable, but still rife with anger without being overcome by it. In other words, it’s pretty great.