A lot of fast hardcore punk into the realm of grindcore. And they do it well! But, there are not really blast speed drums as we know it. Not with the snare on the first beat that is Gaf blast speed still follows the Hardcore beat rules. And personally, I quite like this approach. I makes the fastest parts still sound tighter than other grindcore bands these days. This album is, indeed, Raging Hell! The average grindcore fan will know what I’m talking about. It’s pretty hard to come up with a final score for killer records such as these. It would be easy to say “this album is enormously important so here’s 99 points”. I could do that. But in 2016, how does an album stand out. Compared to most modern day grindcore this album sounds extreme, brutal, refreshing and especially energetic. And fortunately Grindcore is a subgenre in which having a better production isn’t always a good thing. This album does not suffer from its old school sound and in fact only gets better with very listen. Yes, this album is sheer class!
Review by Paul Caravasi