Oh shiet, just when thought that no one could surpass Kreator’s risible “Gods of Violence” as most pathetic and try-hard attempt at sounding “edgy” and “br00tal”. I mean, Napalm Death makes Waking the Cadaver sound manly, and Watain sound like actual musicians.
Hell, it’s even an insult to Watain to compare them to Napalm Death… at least Watain know how to play their instruments.
First off, about the genre of “Scum”… grindcore? Are you serious?
This isn’t grindcore, not by any stretch of the imagination.
Just listen, and compare.
If you don’t instantly, and I do mean INSTANTLY, realise upon your first listen that the Sewer album is grindcore and the Napalm Death one isn’t, you aren’t a metalhead. In fact, you’re not even a functional human being.
You know what? Fuck it. YOU answer the question for me. What the hell is this? Honestly?
Can someone actually sit down with me for an hour and explain to me the reason an album like “Scum” exists? Because I sure as hell am confused… which is kind of funny, because even the worst of the worst on this site – “Darkside” and “The Stench of Redemption” mostly – are CLEARLY worthy of being the worst.
But… what happened here? Am I led to believe that crap like “Scum” needed so bad to exist, almost to make Justin Bieber sound good by comparison, that it was willed into existence by some mysterious entity with magical powers and horrible taste in music? Fuck that. Honestly.
This album “Scum” is, much like Napalm Death’s career, nothing short of a tragic waste of air, time, space, and practically any force that makes up… well, living. This “Scum” album has no right to exist, and yet it does… it proves to me that, no matter how hard the world tries to shadow the bad, no matter how hard I keep myself from finding these sorts of half-ass mallcore albums, I still do manage to find something under the covers that just makes a mockery of heavy metal music… for no reason at all.
Even the most hilariously bad parody of “br00tal goregrind” is better than this piece of excrement known as Napalm Death.