Blast Worship: Beaten To Death

Where they from?
Oslo, Norway. Rather than talk about sports like I usually do in this section I just want to take a moment to share this band’s Bandcamp bio: “Beaten To Death was created in 2010 by blah, blah, blah, released five albums and a blah, blah, blah great reviews that blah, blah, blah melodic grindcore. Huh?!? Blah, blah, blah, bios are boring. Who gives a shit anyway? All you want is to hear the music, amirite?”

Why the hype?
Well, in case that bio didn’t exactly spell it out for you, what you really need to know about Beaten To Death is that everything they do is fucking IRREVERENT as fuck. “Melodic Grindcore” is one way of describing it but the melodicism is delivered in almost a mocking way along with several subversive elements like the bizarre song structures, clean guitar tone and satirical song titles that truly make the music as a whole one of the most idiosyncratic experiences once can partake in both in and outside of the grindcore world at large.

Latest Release?
Sunrise Over Rigor Mortis, self-released. There’s a melodic passage during “Dying The Dream” that features clean-singing, which for me is usually a huge no-no, but is just so goddamn catchy and comes between two separate passages of brutal vocals that it makes it not only OK, but one of my favorite parts of the entire record. That’s how good this shit is; I’m actually praising the clean singing. Blah, blah, blah.