ATROCITY EXHIBIT 'Extinction Solution' LP
Release Date 09 November 2018
heavy cover printed on the reverse side of the board, insert with lyrics and liner notes
comes with a bandcamp download code of the entire album
limited edition vinyl:
03 old pink mixed with grey and black and lil bit lilac
06 old pink mixed with grey and black
10 old pink mixed with black (silver numbered)
10 pink mixed with old pink and black (gold numbered)
10 testpress (green numbered)
hand numbered editions, only available to friends and family
187 pink mixed with a lil bit black
224 doom black
The masters of grind n' roll return with a new masterpiece, bristling with blasts, riffs and incomprehensible screaming. 'Extinction Solution' is a masterclass in hook-laden, 'fun' grind, but do not mistake the term here to mean 'not filled with blast beats and ear shattering vocals'.
Clocking in at around 22 minutes long the Northampton three piece waste no time with overlong intro/outro sections or frilly atmosphere, THE ATROCITY EXHIBIT go straight for the jugular, with old school Napalm Death-esque slippery guitar riffs snuggled up neatly against rock and roll rhythms that would give Lemmy cause to grin ear to ear.
The album rolls through several themes and is really nicely bookended with short, rocking riffs which, while not being identical, share a thematic similarity. The album as a whole hangs together amazingly well, there is a real sense of care in the composition of these songs. Everything is super tight from the songwriting to Matt's ridiculously clean drum sound and performances. Tracks blur from blasting gang vocals and brain shredding trem picking riffs to building chord progressions to grooving Motorhead beats and moments of dreadlocked, crust infused glory fit to have the surliest Doom fan punching the air and stamping their feet.
This is a properly excellent extreme music release that will please all smelly crust and grind fans, a strong competitor for grind album of the year!!