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Balatonizer is a grind-core band from Italy who has recently released Occlused In Ottusity, which has been talked about rather frequently in the metal underground, and I can certainly see why. This album fucking crushes with the speed and intensity of grind core bands such as Leng Tch\'e and The Berzerker, and brutal death metal bands such as Devourment and Deeds Of Flesh. Who knew total and complete chaos could come about in literally thirty-two songs that usually aren't longer than forty-five seconds. An interesting fact about this band is that one of their members happens to be a comic book artist for Marvel Comics, so the album definitely has themes along the lines of what you'd see in there. These guys definitely know how to program a drum machine, because the blast-beats on here would be very difficult to play for a human being, that's for sure.
Not much is known about this band, and I just can't understand why.
Everything about this album is fantastic, the production, the growling vocals, the brutal chugga-chugga riffs, the musicianship, the movie samples at the beginning of the songs (most of which are in Italian, but are still freaky), the drum machine, it's all flawless.
To all fans of grind core and brutal death metal everywhere; check Balatonizer out, you will definitely not be disappointed.

Rating: 4/5

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