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Continuing on my trip down memory lane, today I present one of my favorite split LPs of all time. I first heard Oakland, California's Grimple when I visited my cousin in Arizona back in the mid-90s and I returned home with a cassette dub of a cassette dub of a cassette dub of Grimple's first LP entitled "Up Your Ass". The sound quality was heinous, but it was fuckin' punk rock. When I stumbled upon this split LP in a Cincinnati record shop I nearly pissed. Upon listening I was a little put off by how they had seemingly abandoned the melodic punk hardcore sound of their LP for a much more evil hardcore sound. But it was so hair-raising and goosebump-forming that I instantly fell in love. I mean there is a friggin' Celtic Frost cover here that is even better than the original. "Blasphemer" you say, listen for yourself.
Now taken that at the time I was extremely excited to hear more Grimple, I went right to their side for first listening, even though they are actually side B. The evil pissed-off sound of the Grimple side couldn't prepare me for the intensely disturbing dark hardcore of the Logical Nonsense side. All of my friends hated it because of the aesthetic choice of using distortion on the vocals, but I was hooked. It is a pretty sick 16 minutes of hellish pleasure for me. To this day the song "A Reigning" still gives me the shivers, and icing on the bloody cake is the spoken word by Wendy-O Matik at the end. Simply superb. If you want some brutal, apocalyptic hardcore, I also highly recommend their final LP "Expand The Hive".
Year of Release: 1994 Label: East Bay Menace Catalog #: EBM 002 Genre: Hardcore Punk Media: Vinyl Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
Track List: A1 Logical Nonsense – Legion A2 Logical Nonsense – Razed A3 Logical Nonsense – A Reigning A4 Logical Nonsense – Before The Act A5 Logical Nonsense – The Crushing A6 Wendy-O Matik – Death Awaits Us
B1 Grimple – Layed Back B2 Grimple – Infierno B3 Grimple – P.C. B4 Grimple – Darker Shade Of Grey B5 Grimple – System Fukers B6 Grimple – Crucified B7 Grimple – Forever Fuked B8 Grimple – Dethroned Emperor (originally by Celtic Frost) B9 Grimple – No Return