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Ed Gein: Judas Goats & DieseleatersJudas Goats & Dieseleaters (2005)
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Ed Gein's second full-length, Judas Goats & Dieseleaters, was the first album that I listened to that could be classified as grind. While I know it's fairly new, I still have to give it props for introducing me into the grind genre. The thing about grind is a majority of the listeners will hear noth.


Ed Gein's second full-length, Judas Goats & Dieseleaters, was the first album that I listened to that could be classified as grind. While I know it's fairly new, I still have to give it props for introducing me into the grind genre. The thing about grind is a majority of the listeners will hear nothing but deep-throated growls and high-pitched shrieks and label it off as screaming for the sake of screaming. The saddest part about that is that some of the bands in this genre are pretty talented, while others, like Watchmaker, throw their songs together and write them inside the studio. Thankfully, Ed Gein stays on the talented side and doesn't just use hundreds of tempo changes each song to classify as being technical.

Judas Goats & Dieseleaters is surprisingly filled with a lot of depth for an album in the grind genre. While listening to the album, it at first seems to be one variation of the same exact song, but upon closer inspection, each song is loaded with tons of unique riffs and at least keep it interesting. Tracks like "Killing the Co-Worker" and "We're Drowning in It" slow it down and mix elements of metalcore with grind and tons of chaotic riffs over an abundance of shouting. Then on songs like "Bastard" and "Amen," Ed Gein blazes through with the distorted guitars, blast beats, and pure shouting that makes a grind band what they are.

Ed Gein is simply one of the better listens that I've been recently craving. Its variety of tempos and structures allow for an easy-to-swallow grind experience that still retains all the distorted guitars, fast drumming, and shouting that is expected in this genre. The only fault with Ed Gein is that, being a grind band, unless you thoroughly inspect the songs, they still manage to blend into each other too much, even when a healthy dose of variety is used.

 

 
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crazytoledo (May 12, 2006)

Dude that is loud!

It kind of hurt my ears too...

SlowStupidHungry (May 9, 2006)

What about my crappy old grind band?

www.purevolume.com/sodomygang

Yeah, it sucks, but so does all of this music. At least my shit is loud.

crazytoledo (May 9, 2006)

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Listen to the album and call it fadcore with a straight face.

Because we all know that being in a grindcore band is the best way to appeal to the mainstream.

Next thing you know, Ed Gein gonna be #1 on TRL.

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

This band is terrible. Fadcore.

crazytoledo (May 9, 2006)

I find it funny that the 'People who liked this also like:' shows a Fallout Boy CD.

Anonymous (May 8, 2006)

I played drums in a grind band for one show. I don't think anyone there "got" us. Or maybe we were just really horrible (We'd only had one practice).

Anonymous (May 8, 2006)

fuck syracuse.

SlowStupidHungry (May 8, 2006)

Feeding, my hands are full trying to convince Jack Kelly to regroup Negative FX and writing a review denouncing SSD's metal album.

-Will

Bosco (May 7, 2006)

Ed Gein is excellent, and so is this album, but it's not a grindcore album at all. It's just some really heavy shit that draws a lot from Botch and the like without being a derivative pile of crap.

Anonymous (May 7, 2006)

I once read a review of a good riddance album somewhere on the internet that described that band as "grindcore" I still laugh my ass off about that.

-Ken

Anonymous (May 7, 2006)

"Eh, I don't know...this isn't my kind of "grind." The crustier it gets, the better it is. Not this."

Dude...CATHETER is about the crustiest grind band in the world....that or phobia.

feeeding5000 (May 6, 2006)

Has anyone reviewed "Scum"? Because I don't want to have to review it...I'm not qualified. Will? Maybe?

Anonymous (May 6, 2006)

Atreyu? A nine?

Anonymous (May 5, 2006)

terrible review. why review something from a genre you know nothing about? you lose all credibility that way. and what's with the watchmaker comment?
anyways i also think the first album was better. the guitarwork needs more variety and less chugginess.

rkl (May 5, 2006)

Tracks like "Killing the Co-Worker" and "Weâ??re Drowning in It" slow it down and mix elements of metalcore with grind and tons of chaotic riffs over an abundance of shouting.
congrats.
you just described any carcass album.

lookmommyididit (May 5, 2006)

good, but i still think its a shame is better

Aubin (May 5, 2006)

A good record; a little hard to get into at first, but all the craziness gives way after a few listens.

crazytoledo (May 5, 2006)

I was saying Judas Goats & Dieseleaters was new and introduced me into the grind scene.

And I spent a lot of time listening to this after I listened to the Atreyu album...

crazytoledo (May 5, 2006)

Grind a new genre? Where the fuck have you been?

I was 'Judas Goats & Dieseleaters' being new and introducing me to the grind scene.

Anonymous (May 5, 2006)

Hahaha. Isn't this the guy that gave Atreyu 9 or something? And now he's pretending to school people on "grind" (which this isn't).

-Will

Anonymous (May 5, 2006)

Grind a new genre? Where the fuck have you been?

relix (May 5, 2006)

I think Watchmaker is better than Ed Gein.

You speak the truth.

gladimnotemo (May 5, 2006)

Eh, I don't know...this isn't my kind of "grind." The crustier it gets, the better it is. Not this.

danperrone (May 5, 2006)

def not as good as it's a shame

this album was just kinda...there

which is sorta hard to pull off considering this style of music

Vincent_M (May 5, 2006)

Macabre still made the best Ed Gein homage.

elliot (May 5, 2006)

i love these guys, but i dunno....this album is kinda dry. not very interesting.

ramo (May 5, 2006)

A great thrash/grind/punk album that probably would be listed as one of the sleeper hits of 2005.

Ramo

Anonymous (May 5, 2006)

I think Watchmaker is better than Ed Gein.

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