No Absolutes in Human Suffering is disgusting, dissonant, utterly gross, and completely awesome. Gaza hits such tones and screeches that simply make you uncomfortable if not accompanied by tremendous groove and momentum, have to give huge high fives to guitarist Michael Mason and bassist Anthony Lucero for that. The sounds they create, just being the two of them in the string section, is monstrous. ”Not With All the Hope in the World, “ the albums longest track coming in at a little over six minutes is my favorite as it takes many shapes. Starts off fast and grindy gradually slowing down, you can really get their grind, sludge, and crust influences out of this song. So violent in the beginning then very drone towards the end. Each song is the same, but different, if that makes any sense. You can hear Jon Parkin‘s emotions in his screams, you can tell he’s giving it all he has, throughout the whole album. The drum work is quite exceptional as well, seems to be a bit of impromptu fills throughout the songs that keeps you one your toes and keeps you guessing. Makes me eager to see them live just to see what Casey Hansen is going to do behind the kit.
I’m not great at writing, my opinion doesn’t matter. This is a great album, that’s all you need to know. Pick it up and listen to it and you’ll find out for yourself. No amount of words or me breaking down every track can do it justice. If you like mathcore-grind-sludgecrust, this is for you. I’m pretty sure this will end up on my top list for the year. It’s too powerful not to be on it.
RATING: 9.0 / 10
By: Matt Darcy
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