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Simbiose: Bounded In Adversity

Portuguese grindcore band Simbiose really tries to beat you into submission with the re-release of their 2003 album Bounded In Adversity. While they are good at what they do, the band follows such a narrow path on this album that it is hard to enjoy it all the way through in one sitting. Song after song sounds so much like the one before that you almost have to have the track listing in front of you to know the difference.

Other than some heady guitar work by their axeman Nuno, this is a disc that relies on old school pummeling grindcore with the mandatory illegible vocals and consistent pounding that is definitely a mosh pit initiator.

They have a theme to this disc and that is the lies that government tell us. As I read through the booklet and try to comprehend where they are coming from, the idea they promote is easy to see but their limited knowledge of the English language makes for some strange reading. Nothing really bad, just that this is another of those discs that might have been better as an instrumental.

Once again I will emphasize that they have a very good guitarist in Nuno. He does get a chance to flash his stuff now and then and it is the one reason to keep listening. So if you are in the mood to gather the neighbors and start throwing your bodies around, this is an album that will fuel your debauchery. It is a relentless forty minutes of grindcore to the max.

This re-release comes with the bonus track "Ghouls Night Out" which The Misfits are happy to see I am sure. The extra one minute added to the disc is not something that will chance your mind about this band.

Track listing:

1. The Pain in The Game
2. Doencas Novas
3. Metal Nao E Fascismo
4. Betrayal
5. Pedophile
6. Frustration
7. False Judge
8. Don't Leave For Tomorrow
9. Dolar Vs. Euro
10. Smog As Predator
11. Give A Break
12. Tear Our Soul Apart
13. No Red Lights
14. Ghouls Night Out (bonus track)

Added: September 20th 2009
Reviewer: Scott Ward
Related Link: Band's Myspace Page
Hits: 1837
Language: english

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