GANGRENATOR, Imminent Gangrene (2008, demo)
Blotchy and slimy, this skull is unduly pleased with himself. “Hey ladies?! Who wants a taste of this?” he beckons, resolutely sure of his game. I especially love how he’s able to cock an eyebrow of pure skull. Evidently a bad case of gangrene will really make your bones mushy.
Pure 80s-style grindcore a la Napalm Death and Carcass. The drum machine doesn’t much rankle because the sound is authentically bad all around. Reek of Putrefaction is not my go-to Carcass album, but if that’s the one you listen to the most, then you might love Gangrenator, but for sure you own worse. And though it was released in 2008, Imminent Gangrene was pressed only on cassette, so basically, all the work to decide if this is a thing you need has been handily encoded in signifiers for you.
— Friar Johnsen