The Cripple Bastards are Italians that have been around for almost 25 years playing fast-as-fuck grindcore noise. Their new 7″ EP Senza Impronte is so fast that it goes by in a blur like the Tasmanian devil, never stopping to let you catch your breath. In a way this is cool as it’s nice to have something fast and furious every once in a while; and when you’re in the mood for speed, grindcore will always do the trick! The only problem is that unlike Napalm Death who’ve managed to keep their sound fresh in adding new instruments and elements, Cripple Bastards don’t add much to the formula. As a result this album doesn’t do much to stand out from the rest of the grindcore crowd.
Don’t get me wrong, Senza Impronte is a good album and the band play excellent grindcore. The problem is that grindcore itself can start to “grind” a bit after multiple listens with blur after blur turning into mere background noise instead of songs that you want to listen to. This is not a fault of the band, more of a problem with the genre itself.
If you’re a fan of grindcore check out Senza Impronte for some high quality stuff. The rest of you like me, who don’t mind grindcore, will want to refrain from playing this multiple times as your brain may feel like it’s been “grinded” after listening.
01. Regime Artificiale
02. Agony of a Reformed Band
03. Senza Impronte
04. Mondo Plastico
05. Soggetto Leucemico/10 Passi Falsi
Run Time: 8:31
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Check out the album: “Agony of a Reformed Band”