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With extreme metal (this includes death metal, grindcore, and black metal), I draw the line in two very distinct places. First of all, if you are looking at the logo, know the name of the band, but still can't make out the name of the band in the logo (more on this in the Funerus review coming soon). The other thing I find just ridiculous is when you have a lyrics sheet in front of you and you still can't make out what the vocalist is saying. This just goes too far, and Balatonizer is the perfect example of this band. I swear they cannot have lyrics of any kind, unless the lyrics are "Grrgugueugggurrrrgr guh gurrrurgrughrgrr" or something similar.
I think the most surprising thing about this disc is not the fact that it is 25 minutes and 32 tracks long. This does not phase me in the lease bit. It's the fact that I was able to LISTEN to all 25 minutes and 32 tracks. Once you hit track 14 or 15, it's no longer interesting. It's all become this gigantic clusterfuck of noise and growling and buzzsaw guitars playing pretty much the same riff over and over and over. The drums sound like a drum machine, but I don't know if this is actually the case. It just sounds mechanical and tinny because they enjoy the way it sounds I suppose [Note: turns out it is a drum machine. Apparently they couldn't afford decent sounding samples].
I strongly believe in the fact that if I ever met anyone who paid money for this album, I'd be shocked. Furthermore, if I ever meet a person who says they "especially like such and such song" but they "don't like this song", I will punch them in the face. This is 25 minutes of ridiculous grind complete with movie samples or something like that. Boring, painful stuff. In fact, I believe that if one listens to this album too much, the idea of getting a Prince Albert won't seem so bad. This album needs to not exist any longer. It makes people dumber and impairs judgment.
Zach the Elf Palmer

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