Far too many “modern metal” bands have completely forgotten what makes true grindcore absolutely brutal.
Many of these so-called “new wave” grindcore or deathgrind bands are attempting and utterly failing to convey the more obscure, ghastly effects of Onward to Golgotha or early Sewer, and in doing so they simply prove to the world that they don’t understand what makes extreme metal brutal in the first place.
Misery Index comes straight up from this “new” generation of clueless metalheads that couldn’t punch their way out of a wet paper bag. Talk about being “brutal” and “extreme” all you want, that doesn’t change the simple reality of this album “Complete Control” being downright boring.
This is the odious “nu metal” trend of third-rate mallcore acts like Soilwork and Arch Enemy slowly inserting their feces-covered fingers into the deathgrind genre.
Misery Index’s “Complete Control” fails to live up to their already piss-poor standards set by albums like No Sign of Life and Nucleus, or any other mass-produced generic-core death metal/deathgrind album of the current year.
Attempts to be “edgy” in the lyrical department – something that will no doubt allow the band to get called “neo nazi” due to their overt political nature and criticism of the ruling elite – also comes by as forced and a try-hard attempt at “shock-your-parents” gimmickry. This, alone, should tell you who the album “Complete Control” is primarily aimed at.
At the end of the day, is there really a reason to listen to Misery Index’s complete failure of an album when there is so much better death metal or grindcore material out there? Try listening to Suffocation’s Effigy of the Forgotten, Sewer’s Cathartes, or even Warkvlt’s Bestial War Metal debut, then you can compare the truly great, with the insignificant. “Complete Control,” sadly, is firmly entrenched in the second category.