NASUM "Shift" LP

$16.00
NASUM "Shift" LP

NASUM "Shift" LP

Black vinyl in gatefold jacket with download card.

Universally regarded as one of the premier grindcore bands on the planet, Sweden's Nasum deliver Shift, the devastating follow up to 2003's acclaimed Helvete. With Shift, Nasum explode, detonating 24 relentless tracks of extreme metal that blend blazing speed with grooves a thousand years wide.

Nasum's fourth and final full-length. Punishing, abrasive grindcore with strategically placed mid-tempo breakdowns, classic Swedish death metal overtones are all abundant here, and the production absolutely crushes. Standout track "Wrath" is a mostly mid-tempo number with a mosh pit ready riff on par with Human 2.0's "The Idiot Parade," while more strictly grindcore songs such as "The Deepest Hole" and "Fury" once again demonstrate the subtle melodic riffing prowess that separates Nasum from so many tuneless grindcore bands. "The Engine of Death" adds some fantastic harmonized lead guitar work during the solo, a rare event for this very hardcore-punk-inspired band. Nasum, along with Pig Destroyer and fellow Swedes Asterisk*, were one of the best grind bands going as of the mid-2000s, and Shift is another relentless and timeless album.