giovedì 20 febbraio 2014

Frammenti di Vita

If you got into into extreme music (for a lack of better words) here in italy in the early 90s' (like I did), it doesn't matter what you're pretending to be today, Cripple Bastards played a huge role for a lot of us. They were the only link with the glory days of the 80s', the band that introduced a lot of us for the first time to old school italian hardcore bands. Until '97 I almost used to listen to grind, noisecore and death metal only. Cripple Bastards were the band that lemme discover that grindcore roots were in the hardcore scene. It took me a lot to understand it since my friends who were into hardcore were mainly into all those horrible Fat Wreck bands that were so popular in 90s' & youth crew crap. I hated that shit, all I wanted was fast, loud and noisy music with guttural vocals. Cripple Bastards playing covers of Indigisti and Wretched opened my eyes to that scene. It's only thanx to them if "mass media" is my favourite italian hardcore song ever.
For some reasons I got this record only recently. Saw them playing a couple of these tracks multiple times and I had some of them on tapes. I stopped paying attention to CB when Alberto left the band. Only 'coz while they were slowly going more and more metal, I took the hardcore path. But I've always and will always support their anti-PC approach. I must admit this record didn't age that well. After all, it's a cover ep and we all know that, as good as it could be, a cover is always inferior to the original, especially when you're familiar with the original version. But it's not that bad after all. Plus Cripple Bastards "frammenti di vita" represents a period of my life where everything was new and exciting, so I guess I got it because of nostalgia? As with all the Ecocentric releases, it comes without dust sleeve which is quite annoying...

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