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  • Nasum - Inhale/Exhale

    Nasum - Inhale/Exhale
    1998 Relapse Records


Nasum - Inhale/Exhale

1998 Relapse Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-08

Whew! 38 tracks in 45 minutes! Heavily influenced by Scum era Napalm Death, Nasum spew forth politically aware, technically crushing grindcore with the best of them, crushing everything in it's path. The major difference for me between this and say, Benumb is the propensity for Nasum to write some really catchy riffs, not just explode into cacophony. Production is also a key element, with Dan Swan?'s old Unisound recording equipment being put to good use here. The blast/groove ratio on I/E is not too high, meaning that there are numerous chances for Nasum to open up a good idea, not quash it after 10 seconds (the curse of most grindcore), and for me, that's where my interest peaks on this release. Out of the current g-core crop, Nasum is my pick due to the musicality, talent and sheer amount of bone-crunching riffs per song here (Is it me or does that guitar have a nice "Sunlight" Sound to it?). A nice balance or ferocity and riffage which means it'll probably get played more than most of the grindcore I own.