Today the rabble-rousers at The Obelisk hurl forth a hump day surprise in the form of a full stream of Deteriorate, from Italian sludge dealers, GRIME. Commended by Cvlt Nation for “overflowing with rotten, bluesy riffs that will keep your reality buried in misery,” and called “an aural evisceration… not at all for the faint of heart,” by the Obelisk, Deteriorate spews forth a ferocious platter of dirgy, down-tuned delightfulness made of colossal rust-crusted riffs and all-purpose acrimony. Self-described as the sound of “a decaying swamp filled with trash,” GRIME‘s slow, heavy groove is sincere, imposing and impossible to ignore.
Deteriorate was recorded at Igloo Audiofactory in Italy by Enrico Baraldi and mixed and mastered by sound wizard Billy Anderson.
Dirty up your Wednesday with some soul-tearing GRIME HERE,courtesy of The Obelisk.
Deteriorate will see official release on LP via Forcefield Records on a new date of July 9, 2013. It will be available in two different color variants on 180 gram vinyl encased with black dust sleeves and full color jackets with a poster and download card. The limited run is oxygen rich blood haze of oxblood red and grimace purple and a larger run of grey and red haze. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. The CD version will be handled by Morgrimm Records.
“The only possible explanation for Deteriorate is that the band found a deeper basement to record in, under a filthier murder shack….this album will crush your moral compass until you’re making a call about doing something bad. And that’s a good thing.” – Decibel Magazine
“Every second is filled with negativity, bad tidings and woe which when thrown together make one of the most oppressive sounding records I have heard in a long time.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“Mental health is a fragile thing. One minute, birds are chirping and the sun is beaming. But that sunshine can quickly turn to despair, emptiness and aggression. Some people turn to pharmaceuticals, crime, or suicide, but fortunately, the members of GRIME chose instead to channel their suffering into music, and if you are a fan of sludgy howling insanity, then their new album Deteriorate may cure what ails you…This album is a great example of capturing, channeling, and expelling negativity and hatred.” – Invisible Oranges
“Deteriorate is an eight song chug that sounds like a train pushing through a tar pit…From there on it’s clear that GRIME are pushing right into it without any relenting. Feedback and slow, crushing instruments fill every track. Every track follows in this style as though the band were pushing knee-deep through the dead.” – Metal Injection
“‘Vile’ and ‘repulsive’ are two words that come immediately to mind after hearing this filthy slab and I’m sure Italy’s GRIME would be thrilled by that. They obviously set out to make one hateful chunk of sludge/doom here and they succeeded at that.” – Doommantia
“With this album the Italian sludge-meisters have delivered filth-laden journey into the ugliest recesses of humanity. This sure ain’t pretty; it won’t pound you into the ground, it’ll drag you in feet first and screaming.” – The Lair of Filth
“…dirty-as-fuck…” – Pure Grain Audio