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Lock Up

Hate Breeds Suffering (Nuclear Blast)
by Tim Den

In Lock Up's case, lightning unfortunately doesn't strike twice. What started out as a refreshing throw-back to the good ol' glory days of grindcore has grown into a half-assed sophomore album. With far weaker production values and performances, Hate Breeds Suffering (lame title) is brainlessly faster, more interchangeable, and more hastily put together (from the sounds of it) than the head-crushing debut, Pleasures Pave Sewers. New vocalist Tomas Lindberg sounds as convincing as a kitten (no doubt because of his "I'm trying to save my throat for the other five bands I growl for" work schedule), and the bottom-of-the-barrel riffs behind him ain't helpin'. Instead of carefully balancing the barrage of blastbeats with occasional mid-tempo surprises, Hate Breeds Suffering plows through 16 songs in under half an hour as if they were running out of tape. "Hurry mate, we need another ten songs!" "But we haven't got the songs or the tape!" "Uh... ah fuck it, just jizz away at the neck and call it done! You - the drummer there - just start blasting! Stop every minute and-a-half so we can name the 'songs' with clichés ("Detestation," "Slaughterous Ways," "Catharsis") and we should be all set!"
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