A splendid effort all round this album from Italy's Balatonizer
contains 32 tracks of glorius grindcore mayhem and an enhanced video
extra packaged in some truly wicked artwork.
Previously an unkown quantity to myself Balatonizer deal in a brutal,
heads down slew of frantic rhythms, vicous riffs and gutteral, stomach
pit vocal noises. This seemingly standard recipe is then sprinkled with
wicked mafia and western film samples which lend a briliant depth and
atmosphere to the band's main onslaught.
Blasting by all 32 tracks in a ridiculously short time, the band take
your head off and make a clean getaway all in the blink of an eye.
Savage cuts like the dense bass of 'Macabrotic Poetry' and the manic
squeal-batter-squeal guitar work of 'Microscopic Brain' prove this
inventive three piece can truly stand out in an oft saturated and
An awesome and blistering disc of music 'Occlused In Ottusity' is the
best surprise I've had recently and despite it's levels of insane
volume and density is also one of the most listenable releases to fly
out of the Skratch The Surface speakers amidst a deluge of sound a like
punk and emo shit recently. This band has character, lots of character
and it's a wonderful thing.
Balatonizer then, my new favourite band, now how do I get a T-Shirt....