Cripple Bastards


The punishing first single from long-running Italian act, Cripple Bastards’ impending Nero In Metastasi LP has been released as the new album nears release mid-February. Crumbling everything with a nearly three-minute bombast of blasting, unrepentant, societal disdain, the album-opening “Malato Terminale” immediately lets the band’s devoted following know they’re in for an ultra-metallic neckbreaker of expected chaos, and lets newcomers know to join their movement or get out of the way.

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.